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post #11 of 24 Old 05-20-2017, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Still not sure what you are seeing is washers. At any rate those are blind holes and the bolt does not need to be sealed. The gasket surrounds the bolt and it must be the problem.

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Looks normal to me... my bike is oilier than that from chain fling and I just wipe it down once in a while. But I've been using up some left over 10Wt fork oil to lube my chain so it does really fling a lot. It doesn't actually ever drip on the garage floor though, like a leak would, just a bit messy. Does the bike mark its spot like an HD when parked? That's the telltale of a leak. If anything is leaking in that area it would probably be the clutch push rod seal or countershaft seal/o-ring not the case gasket unless recent work was done that seems unlikely. Clean it up an see if you can zero in on the source if it really is a leak.

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For the washer I'm just wondering why the previous owner used them. Was it to help get more torque on the bolt?

Last year I replaced the leaky push rod seal (push rod was bent...), so first thing I checked was that and the shaft, but that area didn't show any leak.

And yes it's dripping on the ground,so for now the bike is parked on the street. If I clean it and go for a 15min drive, it will get wet again at the bottom. It look like the brand new motor oil I used after replacing the clutch, not the chain lube.

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See Clean Out front sprocket area!

You need to find out where the oil is coming from.

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Well, since I had to change my oil today I decided it was time to fix this. When I removed the cover, it was obvious that it was coming from the rubber grommet where the wire of the stator pass that was leaking. I clean everything, put a new gasket and RTV the rubber grommet.

A few hours later I started the bike and let it warm up, when the bike got to the point the radiator fan started, oil was starting to drip on my driveway... I took a small mirror to look at the rubber grommet and all I could see was oil squirting out of that area, with the RTV there's no way the grommet was leaking so it had to be something else.

So I removed everything again and inspect the rubber grommet and noticed small holes under the wires on the inside side. I used compressed air to blow the oil out of them and it came out the other side, it looked like the grommet had 9 holes (3x3 array) and the 4 unused holes that were originally blocked no longer were... Clean with brake cleaner the oil and RTV them and assemble back everything. I'll put oil back in tomorrow after lunch and test.

Stator look like the one in the picture, you can also see holes on the grommet. It was changed by the previous owner, but still look like new.


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A seep even more so on a old bike I never worry about. Had too many Harleys,six,and too many old bikes I guess? If it drips a big spot or gets my knees wet with blow back oil I take a look and ponder what I will do.
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Got the same problem in DL650 AL2.
Generator cover gasket and washer with rubber are repleaced.
Still leaking :/
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Got the same problem in DL650 AL2.
Generator cover gasket and washer with rubber are repleaced.
Still leaking :/
have you inspected the stator grommet?

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post #20 of 24 Old 10-06-2019, 02:16 PM
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No. What grommet has to do with that?
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