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2 hours ago, freebo86 said:

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.

hopefully its just oil that was still in the swing arm that did not get cleaned out ?. if its older than 10 yrs old ?, dealers ( most ) wont touch it with a ten foot pole.

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3 hours ago, freebo86 said:

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.

 

Nope

 

You’re too far into it at this point.

 

Look at it this way. You now know how to fix a LOT of stuff on this particular model. Might as well finish it up. Once done it will be good for decades if you take care of it

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6 hours ago, shadetree said:

hopefully its just oil that was still in the swing arm that did not get cleaned out ?. if its older than 10 yrs old ?, dealers ( most ) wont touch it with a ten foot pole.

 

6 hours ago, jeepwm69 said:

 

Nope

 

You’re too far into it at this point.

 

Look at it this way. You now know how to fix a LOT of stuff on this particular model. Might as well finish it up. Once done it will be good for decades if you take care of it


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 

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2 hours ago, freebo86 said:

 


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 

welcome to the world of owning an atv !!!..lol. dumping money into a used ( and yes..unless it's new with a warranty ? ) even new machines have money dumped into them, it's all part of owning, repairing an atv freeobo86, no one gets a free ride, we all pay up, either at the front, during, and after the sale...lol. what little cash you have invested into this atv ?, is pocket change to some of us, get very used to it ?, or don't own an atv..that simple.

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I got to give it you for hanging in there , I have never seen anyone have as bad of luck as you have had  Freebo , seems every step of the way has been a problem 

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Fish is right, as is shade.

 

But hang in there! What you have now is minor, and you’ve already done the hard stuff!

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