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I've got an oil leak from the seal around the shaft that the gear shift lever is on, but no matter where I look, I cant seem to find that seal listed on any part's list I know about. Also, does anyone know if that seal is a press in or not????
 

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First I heard of. I had a guy tell me if I changed to synthetic on my '82 it would develop leaks but he is a self-proclaim expert lol!

Keep us posted.





Hope it isn't going to cost big $'s











 

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Dawson- I'd never heard of that leaking before but, with these older machines like ours, something "new" leaks every day, right? Kinda like on their owners? :D

I went to Bike Bandit, then OEM Parts/Honda/1982/GL1100A Aspencade, then Cylinder Block (i.e. main engine cases). I believe it's #28, hanging in space on the right. You can see the round hole in the left case where the the shifter shaft comes through. It's the same in all versions (nekked, Interstate, Aspencade).

The good news is that it's cheap ($2.47). The bad news is that sometimes you order this stuff and wait a month or two (sometimes even more). Obviously, neither Bike Bandit nor Hondaline Parts back east can actually stock all the millions of parts they list. You stand a far better chance with something rubber though, than with an oddball steel or plastic bit.

The other question is, of course, how it goes in. I'm sure it's just pressed, but...from the outside (yay!) or the inside (boo!)? Has anyone out there ever serviced this?

If it's a "split the cases" thing, and it's only seeping (not pouring out) I'd probably just live with it, although I know that's not what you want to hear. Good luck! :waving:
 

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I like Kim's answer better! :cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:
 

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Thanks Kim, I got it. And thanks for the link as well.

Looks pretty simple to replace, I just couldnt find the part. :D
 

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Very simple job, usually it can be done just picking out the old seal, removing the shift lever off the shaft, taping up the splines and shoulder edges on the shaft, greasing up the shaft, sliding the seal up the shaft and using a tube or socket that's the same diameter as the seal, tap it in place.
 

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That's what I was thinking, looks pretty cut and dry, even I cant mess this one up :cheeky1:

Thanks Paul
 

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