it looks pretty similar to my 92 Nighthawk I've got in bits, when look at
the 83 550 parts diagram. Has the same type of seal then the needle
bearing, and that's it. Looking at it I can see how wear on the shaft and
needle bearing could allow oil to get through easily. Hope this helps.
On Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 6:42:52 PM UTC+12, geo-hawk allan wrote:
> Has anyone in the group ever had one apart? Actually taken the shift shaft
> out, is what i mean? It appears to me there's an inner seal on the shaft in
> all the parts photos & every other I've seen the images aren't very
> helpful.....if there is & it's leaking, that's got to be the culprit, once
> so much leaks from the inner, it's only so much space between the 2 &
> voila, outer seal blows & they start leaking again?
> Ever since we did mine & found it leaking like 2 months or so after, I've
> been contemplating just undoing & lifting/titling engine to the right
> enough to get that dang little case cover off & replace an inner seal IF
> there actually is one?
> On Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 9:32:32 PM UTC-4, Kyle Munz wrote:
>> Same here, I wasn't able to remove the cover with the engine in the
>> frame. Mine started leaking again too after a while.
>> On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 12:23 PM, geo-hawk allan <surpriz...@gmail.com>
>>> Hi david, Same trouble here, I put one (outer) seal, we did it just as
>>> you described here, omitting step 4, as I'm almost certain the entire
>>> engine needs to come out in order to remove the shifter shaft
>>> itself.....also, upon looking as best I could via, crappy online images
>>> etc....it appears there is also an inner seal on those shafts....which
>>> apparently does require engine removal, or possibly just lifted high enough
>>> to remove the few screws on the under side of the case
>>> cover.....regardless, mine started leaking spots of oil under the bike
>>> again within a few months after replacing the outer seal!!!
>>> Hoping someone else chimes in here as to how to fix those leaks the
>>> proper way....
>>> On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:53:35 AM UTC-4, David Heffner wrote:
>>>> My father and I both have 1986 700Ss that appear to be leaking around
>>>> the shifter.
>>>> I would like to confirm the procedure for replacing the shifter seal.
>>>> 1...Drain engine oil
>>>> 2...Pull the plastic cover
>>>> 3...Pull linkage off the shifter shaft
>>>> 4...Pull the shift shaft (does it come out easily, is it keyed?)
>>>> 5...Thread a bolt into the old seal and remove old seal
>>>> 6...Insert new seal using a socket and hammer to tap into place
>>>> 7...Reverse disassembly steps.
>>>> What am I missing? Anything to be wary of?
>>>> Thanks in advance for your insight!
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