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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Primary cover leak

I have 00 fxst and I noticed an oil leak. It seems to be where the drain screw is or where the cover bolts on. Any thoughts ?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 02:26 PM
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Start with tighten the screws if doesnt work. then drain primary and look into.. if it is the drain plug put teflon tape on threads.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 07:08 AM
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More likely the inner primary seal is leaking . The oil runs down the back side of the inner primary and finds the lowest point to drip from . When the bike is on the jiffy stand the lowest point would be at the drain screw . Use a mirror and flashlight to look at the back of the inner primary to locate the leak . The fix is to remove everything and replace the seal .

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