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I appear to have developed an oil leak onto my left boot (thought it was the rocker cover seal so replaced them) but i now think it is the seal around the gear shift lever

Are they easy to get and can it be replaced without a major stripdown and how do you do it??

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Rob
 

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Are you sure its oil & not the shifter rubber leaving its mark on your boot?
 

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On the 1200 & 1500 (haven't done an 1100) it's an easy fix, sometimes easier by dropping the L Exhaust. Remove the lever, pick out the seal, put some tape over the splined shaft, replace the seal remove tape, replace lever, exhaust & ride. :waving:
 

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96aspencade wrote:
On the 1200 & 1500 (haven't done an 1100) it's an easy fix, sometimes easier by dropping the L Exhaust. Remove the lever, pick out the seal, put some tape over the splined shaft, replace the seal remove tape, replace lever, exhaust & ride. :waving:
A little bit of hard grease on the tape and seal lets it slide up and over real easy.
 

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The same thing happened to me and I just used a long screwdriver and tapped the seal back ino place ,never leaked sinceand its been a couple of years now,they sometimes work loose , check it out , Dupe.
 

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Dupe wrote:
The same thing happened to me and I just used a long screwdriver and tapped the seal back ino place ,never leaked sinceand its been a couple of years now,they sometimes work loose , check it out , Dupe.
I don,t know about the screwdriver. A deep socket would be my choice of tools. But Dupe's suggestion would surely be worth a try.
 

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Buy a gear shift shaft seal, remove with a small hook, relplace new seal by using deep socket, coat outside of new seal with red locktite prior to installation.
 

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Also check the water pump weep hole and starter o-ring. You sound a little unsure of the source yet. The wind can blow it around quite a bit.
 

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Thanks for all that I will try and narrow down the source but I am fairly sure it has to be the shifter as it sometimes burns a couple of drops of oil from the exhaust just below the shifter on first starting up
 

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will also try and source one locally seeing as it fits lots of bikes rather than having one shipped across the atlantic
 
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