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freebo86 last won the day on March 19 2021

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  1. Linseed Oil and Paint Thinner. It last's one maybe two washes. Unless you really invest the time and energy into sanding/buffing/polishing the plastic you can bring it back like original.
  2. They have these right at the autoparts store, even Home Depot may in those misc. bins.
  3. Got a new seal coming in tomorrow. And yah, I’ll pull the swing arm again. Talked with the guy at the service he said it wouldn’t hurt to but a bit extra sealant around the lip.. but not sure what kind. Any recommendations? permatex ultra black? Motoseal? Don’t think this is resistive against oil. actually.. nevermind the tech sheet says it is.
  4. Which vent? The crankcase vent? I can’t tell where it’s leaking from without pulling the entire swing arm off.
  5. Well pulled the boot back some, raised the rear wheels. I set a screw driver on the shaft from above and turned the wheels to see if the screw driver would shift indicating a bend/wobble and couldn’t see it. Don’t think the shaft is bent. so would it still be a bad idea to put some motoseal around the lip where the seal slides into the casing?
  6. So my next question, how does this output shaft actually get bent?
  7. Another question, that rear ujoint - is there a specific way which end of it goes towards engine vs. Rear diff or does it not matter?
  8. What about putting a thin layer of MotoSeal in the opening before you installing the seal?
  9. Minor? Lol Possibilities listed so far, bent shaft, worn shaft, bad seal installation, shaft bearing. Or I’m sure there is a few more. Endless. I just don’t have that kind of will or drive in me anymore to keep tackling things only to find something else needs attention. Topped off oil, went for a good ride oil level dropped, boot had oil it in again. I’ll grab a new seal and give it another go. If doesn’t fix it so be it, I just can’t get ahead with this machine no matter how hard I try. In the grand scheme of things, I’d prefer something more comfortable (IRS) so I’ll be in the market sooner than later.
  10. What I meant by dealer is to give me a new seal as maybe the one I picked up was defective.. I can’t keep dumping money into this rig. Just reading the few posts this oil leak issue could be endless it seems with different avenues of possibilities
  11. This may break the camels back. Topped it off with oil. Pulled boot back some and cleaned in by the seal. I raised the bike to tilt it back (so oil is pushing against the seal) and I’ll check it tomorrow morning see if I feel oil seeping. Don’t feel like pulling the whole swing arm to check this. If it’s leaking, I’ll see if the dealer will replace it with a new seal (even though not their fault..) if not I may just keep adding oil.. And then a for sale ad.
  12. well the oil level shouldnt be any different on the dipstick.
  13. Of course! The boot was nice and clean inside.
  14. Not the first time installing seals.. OEM from dealer. cleaned the surface well beforehand, got the new seal and tapped it around evenly until seated..
  15. Nah it doesn’t have that gear oil smell at all
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