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post #1 of 5 Old 07-09-2019, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Oil seep by shift lever

Does the shift lever seal go bad? Itís not really dripping just wet. Itís around the case cover too. Maybe it just needs re torqued. I just noticed it before work. Iíll have to clean it up and see whatís slobbering. Just wondered if this was a common thing for this year and newer. 2014 that is. Not sure how complete my profile is
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-09-2019, 08:56 PM
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Everything made by man wears out or breaks eventually. Even the pyramids in Egypt are wearing down, albeit slowly. That said, you have the right idea. Clean the area and sprinkle talcum powder on the case - this will allow you to see any leaks quickly. I don't know if this is a common issue on VStroms, but a quick search here turned up a number of threads for 'shift lever seal'. You are not the only one who has had leaks.
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From my experience with this motor in my TLR, common leaks are also countershaft seal and the clutch push rod seal. clean those areas up as well. then start looking. both are easy to replace.

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Do you have to periodically change them?
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-10-2019, 10:25 PM
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Only if leaking.... I do good chain maintenance so I get 15K out of a set of sprockets and a chain. Counter shaft and pushrod seals are cheap and easy to do when it's open down there, so I replace then when I do the sprockets and chain. First one was starting to weep a little. At 30K all was good, and the pushrod was weeping a little at the 45K mark.

On the sport bike there is alot of plastic removal, so I try to do anything that needs to be done...LOL...

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