Road grime or leak?

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Road grime or leak?

Post by fencer » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:09 pm

I let a friend take my bike on a 2k + tour.

First off, never again.... every day was a call with drama and a problem with the bike when there was no issues when he got the keys...

Talking to him sounded more like the bike was on a track session rather than a borrowed friends tour... :evil:

It varied from gears jumping to brake fade, to no tread on tires to rear drive leak (which is this post)

My 2nd gear jumps if you are wacking the hell out of the throttle. It has for over 30k now, a bent dong bone I'm guessing. If you are riding sane, there is no issue.

Brake fade... I did that once at SFO around 2008 or so with not so sane street riding and cooked the front to the point of boiling... Ha said he had fade on the REAR "backing it in" REALLY?!! :evil:

Tires, had 1750 miles on them...., but I guess when you tell me you are doing 120 in 95 degree heat and stil getting passed, the rubber goes quick.

So now to the point of the post...
I think it is road grime, my oil level is good and so is my pumpkin, but there is a grease type coating along the pumpkin sidefrom the kick stand back and the inside of the rear wheel.

Is there any place that could have a leak other than the pumkin of oil?
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Re: Road grime or leak?

Post by raYzerman » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:25 pm

If the pumpkin is right full, hot as hell, or perhaps slightly overfilled (never rotate the wheel while filling), there will be a little mist blow out the breather at the top and it will coat the pumpkin ever so lightly. Dirt/dust will accumulate. Nothing to worry about unless you see a drip, but you already checked the level.

Have to check again, but I believe there is a weep hole where the pumpkin bolts to the swingarm. A little weepage past the seal will drip out there, dirt may accumulate, again, no drip, fuggedaboudit, level was good.

Sounds like buddy was riding fast in the heat..... prolly warmed the beatch up enough to get the misting.
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Re: Road grime or leak?

Post by PhilJet09 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:36 pm

"From the kickstand back" is the part that bugs me. Sounds like your output seal is weeping. It doesn't take much oil, mixed with road grime, to make a mess. I would clean everything up and ride it normally for a week, then reassess. If it's slow or stopped with the way you ride, leave it alone. As you know, your friend was being pretty hard on your bike.
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Re: Road grime or leak?

Post by Powerman » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:21 pm

"bent dong bone" sounds painful?
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Re: Road grime or leak?

Post by fencer » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:19 pm

Powerman wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:21 pm
"bent dong bone" sounds painful?
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Re: Road grime or leak?

Post by fencer » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:21 pm

what about a shock leak? Aftermarket penske way overdue for an overhaul.

Any easy way to check?
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Re: Road grime or leak?

Post by Abercrombie FJR » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:26 am

I'm with philjet09. I hope it isn't your output shaft leaking but I'm sure it hard to tell with dirty oily mess everywhere.
Looks like your friend needs a new friend to friend to borrow a bike from. It sort of sounds like your bike is poorly maintained. :-)
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Re: Road grime or leak?

Post by raYzerman » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:25 am

A leaky output shaft seal will leave a lot of splooge...
Your second gear issues are worn dogs... replacement of 2 gears required, huge job, engine cases have to be split.
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Re: Road grime or leak?

Post by 0face » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:50 am

Stop being nice to people and these kind of problems don't come up.
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Re: Road grime or leak?

Post by fencer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:51 am

raYzerman wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:25 am
A leaky output shaft seal will leave a lot of splooge...
Your second gear issues are worn dogs... replacement of 2 gears required, huge job, engine cases have to be split.
Yep, which is why it has not been done.

If I am going to split and do a rebuild. I need more of an issue than this.
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