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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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I found on my primary that the screw left to the drain plug, is leaking right throw the screw. Now i used the tephlon tape but still leaking sould i replace the primary seal and the screw also or can this be more complecated then i think. Please any ideas would come in handy Thank you for all the help.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 11:36 AM
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I'd start with changing the primary gasket for certain , and surely wouldn't hurt to mebbe swap the screw with another one , just don't swap with one of the four in the front , they are longer . Not so much on the newer bikes , but the older ones was very common to leak around there

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Are you referring to the drain plug?
If so, did you replace the "O" Ring?
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he appears to be referring to the allen bolts in the outer primary

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Make sure it's not just sepeish, ck gasket, tork in X fashion
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Thanks ill replace gasket and start all over and see what's up with it
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Why not remove the screw squeeze some clear silicone in the hole reinstall the screw and wait till you have a better reason to remove the primary cover


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Had a leak on my 01RG ended up the outer primary sealing surface was not flat,took it to an automotive machine shop and had them use the large belt sander that they use to flatten header flanges with ,they sanded the sealing surface i never had a drip or any seapage after that,put 50,000 miles on it
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If wanting to remove the cover, clean both surfaces and replace with a top-quality gasket, and torque the screws to the exact dedicated ft/lbs, which I believe is 10.
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ok so would like to update all on what have i found and replaced and what the out came is at this point.
so we removed the primary looked like it was come from the inner primary bearing that connects to the shaft coming out the transmision and rear wheel pully, looked like it was leaking from their hitting the pully and when bike on the kickstand it would then just drip down the side and right to the from screw. so we went ahead and replaced the bearing and thier is a sleave that slides into the old bearing that we removed, after some asking around we went with a new bearing kit from baker all parts are sealed. well I went and finally took the bike out for a test ride on thursday nigh and friday night to see if the leak was repaired, and this morning i woke up to a leak still have not looked into it if still fromthe back of the primary but will be looking into it after work today.

at this point I just didnt see any other spot that it can be leaking from I didnt see anything out of the transmision. from the back of the pully, if anyone has had this issue and can help please any ideas would be great.
the other question can is be just a bad inner primary cover they are expensive and really dont want to buy unless that the only thing left.

hopr to hear from anyone out their and thank you all for the help.
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