Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Lompoc, California
Model: GL1200 Interstate
Thank you Carshando and I did go buy that seal.
Just to update, I used the impact to tighten the crank bolt, used a little lower air pressure and just bumped the gun but it got it tight.
Changed out the seal, when I tapped the new one in it seems it was sticking out a little. By that I mean maybe a 1/32' or smaller. After tapping it several times I just stopped since I didn't want to screw up the seal. I did go loosen up the cam rocker bolt but that didn't help. The tapping was solid so I felt it was fully inserted, maybe it was my imagination.
Found some Gates belts for $10 (for 2) and used them. Also changed the plugs. Antifreeze needs to be silicate free so found some of that. I used the old belt cover gaskets which I had to trim since they grew by about 3 inches.
Bike runs good, starts easier, idles better, seems like it has a tad bit more power.
So far no leaks but I only got to drive it for 2 days and now it sounds like the rear break is metal on metal so I had to put it up until I can check that out.