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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-19-2018, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Front crank seal

1982 gl1100 standard. Honda no longer has the front crank seal available. I've put 2 aftermarket seals in now, both have leaked. Any suggestions?
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Is the mating surface of the crank in excellent shape? Does the shaft run true? (not bent or wobble at all) Are you careful when you install the seal so you do not damage it? Do you have the right seal? (right dimensions and designed for the correct direction of rotation)

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Everything Mike said, plus...

...sometimes the motor can be assembled offset a little. It's important the seal is aligned to fit, or seat, the crankshaft, not the block.

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Yes, plus I have made sure everything is insanely clean and dry. Also lubed the inner lip of the seal before install. I guess what I hoped for was a source for a decent seal. Any recommendations?
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Where are you getting the ones you've got now? The OEMs are directional. Are the aftermarket seals directional?

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There is a thing called a Speedie Sleeve, Wear Sleeve, Redi Sleeves (different manufacturers same thing) maybe that will help, Just google them.
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There is a thing called a Speedie Sleeve, Wear Sleeve, Redi Sleeves (different manufacturers same thing) maybe that will help, Just google them.
Speedy sleeve is OK but there purpose is for worn or damaged shafts. There are a lot of good quality seals but you have to get the right dimensions and rotation. Here is a link to eBay where someone has a Honda OEM new old stock one still in the ugly package for $20 if you hurry.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Honda-P...Dzl7:rk:1:pf:0

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don't know what aftermarket seal# you used, some are close, some are not (too thick to fit the housing properly)..
you can order seals by exact size, you need a 35x55x8 mm, double lip, get one on ebay cheap ..
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don't know what aftermarket seal# you used, some are close, some are not (too thick to fit the housing properly)..
you can order seals by exact size, you need a 35x55x8 mm, double lip, get one on ebay cheap ..
That by itself is not really good enough. There are different design seals and you need a seal that will stand up to the maximum RPM the engine runs as well as the direction the crank turns. It is not as generic as proper size only, unfortunately.
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