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Old 05-09-2018, 02:35 PM   #1
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Default Mysterious oil leak

Thought bike was leaking oil from shifter but coming out Allen screws on top of shifter cover I will try and post a picture I need bike going now so any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:19 AM   #2
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There are only a few seals on the left side of the engine. The shift shaft seal, the clutch push rod seal and the output shaft sprocket seal. Up a little higher is the AC generator O ring.
Take some brake clean and remove as much residue as possible. The cleaner, the better.
Reassemble and go for a drive. See where the oil is seeping.
Also, make sure your oil level is correct. Too full gives problems as well.
Let us know how you make out.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:07 PM   #3
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There's also the crankcase breather tube - if it's not connecting well (boot/tube is split) and the crankcase is overfilled, it could be causing what you're seeing
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Old 05-19-2018, 04:55 PM   #4
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I have the same problem, I believe mine to be clutch push rod seal, is there a kit for all the seals on the left side? Also on a 94 600 i believe I have to take off the front sprocket to get to the last seal "bracket" is this true?
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:54 AM   #5
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mine dribbles a bit too. I don't woory about it
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