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I have noticed a slight oil leak around the gear shift lever and would like to know what it will take to fix it.

Howdifficult a job is this? Special tools? Labor intensive?



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Its actually very easy to do Harry. Basically (after removing the shifter)just pry the old seal out with a thin screwdriver and pust the new one in. Put some tape on the splines of the shaft so not to damage the seal when fitting.
 

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That's good news! An easy job for a change. Is that seal easily found at my local Honda Dealer?
 

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I love this forum. I developed a leak at my gearshift lever today, so I come here to check if there is any info on it and sure enough.:D One question, I have been looking through the parts fishe trying to find the seal. Can anyone tell me which diagram it's in? I found the shift lever and what I think is the shaft, but I cannot find the seal.

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i went to www.southernhonda.comand used their parts fiche. item #35 in the cylinder block shows a seal. 14X28X7 p/n 91206-286-013 i think this is the correct seal. measure the seal inner and outer dimension. if it is 14X28 then this is most likely the correct seal. the selling price was $2.47 so it's not that expensive.a local bearing house could also match up this seal with these dimensions.

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Thanks jlara. I had seen those too, (I was also looking on the fiche system), but didn't know for sure. Measuring it is not so easy because of it's location, and I'm not planning on pulling it out until I have a replacement. It is still ridable and I am riding it to work daily. It's much better on gas than my mini-van, not to mention a heck of a lot more fun.:goofygrin: I just mainly wanted to know so I had the right part number when I order from the dealer tomorrow. They have been known to make mistakes. :gunhead:

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:waving:dug through the old parts i saved when i was doing repairs on my 1200. the seal size is as stated in my previous post. i used a 4" wood screw into the side of the seal to pull it out.

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Mr.RedWinger wrote:
Harry.. You can remove the bolt on the shifter,Use an opened ended 10mm wrench,(you will have to move the shifter a little up-down) Make a mark where the slot is on the lever,and the shifter shaft,So you can line it up easily when it goes back on,Now slide the shifter off.

I use a screw driver to pop out the old seal...I apply a little locktite around the outside of the seal,and drive it in with a deep socket,and extension...Carefull not to hit the seal at an angle,Or you will make it out of round,and have the start over (It will leak)

Some say you have to drop the left header??? Not so! I have done many of these ,My way.:waving:

there is also a punch mark on the shaft and lever form the factory. should be no need to re-mark anything. shoot the area down with a degreaser and the marks should be visible. (mine were on the center-top of the shaft)
 

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Thanks again all. I just wanted to do a quick follow-up. My local dealer had the seal in stock. It's a good thing I asked here first, because he had trouble locating it on the fiche. I had located it on the '86 1200A fiche before calling. It is item #38 on the CylinderBlock section, description isOIL SEAL (14X28X7) , Honda part #91206-286-013.

Installing it was very easy. The shift lever comes off easily without disconnecting the headers, and the seal popped right out. I cleaned up the seal surface well, put loctite on the outside as suggested, and a little oil on the center seal surface, slid it by hand into position, and tapped it in using a 3/4" deep socket with a short extension, also as suggested. I did not put tape on the splines. I tried, but it was quite difficult to get a single layer of tape on the splines in that position. I found the portion of the shaft with the splines on it is somewhat smaller than the shaft where the seal fits, so the seal fit easily onto the shaft and past the splines without causing any damage to it, so the tape was not necessary anyway.

Thanks for all the help and suggestions!

John
 
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