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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 09:46 PM
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If the drive is over filled it generally leaks out of the top vent.
Yours appears to be leaking both from the input seal and output seal and unless the vent is plugged indicates more serious problems.
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Im not sure how this is supposed to look on my 1990 gl 1500, but m guessing the drive shaft shouldnt be dripping. How badly is this going to hurt my pocketbook?
Pinion bearing is a fairly common issue on these bikes. The final drive holds very little lube. The assembly runs hot and many tend to forget to service them. If you put all 3 together you can understand why the bearing fails. Once the bearing fails the seal can't seal to the shaft as it is moving all over the place. There should be zero play in the input shaft at the final drive. Check that when /if you do the seal. If the shaft moves save the work and replace the bearing.
If the final is not noisy you might just run it and keep an eye on the fluid level. A few drops of oil can make things look pretty messy when mixed with dust and dirt. That would be completely up to you. Also be sure the vent is open. If it is plugged pressure can build internally and push the oil out.
Thank you. How can i go about inspecting the vent? Does it also involve rear end removal?
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Thank you. How can i go about inspecting the vent? Does it also involve rear end removal?
The vent is on the top of the drive, removing the right saddle bag will give you a good look.

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Edromero: Get in contact with me if you need a different drive. I have a spare that would be really CHEAP for you. Too bad it wasn't in the summer when my daughter was home from Gainesville,Fl.

I have an 1800 now and never did need it.

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Edromero: Get in contact with me if you need a different drive. I have a spare that would be really CHEAP for you. Too bad it wasn't in the summer when my daughter was home from Gainesville,Fl.

I have an 1800 now and never did need it.
Thank you i might because I ran into another problem today (see my recent new post)
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well I am encouraged by a couple of things:


1) the dripping is minor and 2) the fluid is a light honey color, which makes me think it was changed recently, and which could also mean an overfill situation.


if it IS an overfill, will it eventually just go away once the oil reaches its correct level below the filler?
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You need to open it up and look at the seals to see where it's leaking from.

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Correction to the 1500 rear end fill level is: Level with the bottom of plug, and 4.7 not 4.3 oz to fill it. Sorry Folks went back and read my 94 book.

NO!! Do not wait for the level to go down! Ck it and remove excess if needed.
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Just put it on the center stand.

Remove plug.

Let oil run out until it stops.

Job1 done.

It is supposed to be "at" the bottom of the threads.
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at/level with same milli-liter~

Not- fluid flowing out because someone did an old style auto shop change and pumped in a bunch, letting it overflow to flush the system...shove the plug in.

Whatever extra stays in = bonus cooling fluid!

Not such a great idea on the Wing~
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