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Old 09-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #70
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Location: Bend, OR
Oddometer: 144
I communique'd with the seller and I think we have it narrowed down to the Neutral Indicator Switch Seal. I got some light in the area I lovingly call "the cave" (in between the shelf and tranny), and everything is dry. But I noticed the wire and black plastic harness that is to the left of the greased up NIS seal was glistening and the greasy mass had some oilyness to it. I carefully cleaned the wire off without disturbing the grease, and fired up the engine to run a bit. But no leak. I'm going to check again before I go to work tomorrow and take a white paper towel with me. If I see oily stuff on that wire again, I'm going to wipe to see if it is oil. This has a ceramic housing that seals against copper, so they eventually leak.

Riding my airhead is like eating chinese food . . . an hour later, I need to ride again.

1978 BMW R100S "bitza" (R80/7 frame)
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