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Old 03-22-2013, 08:32 AM   #1096
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:37 AM   #1097
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Roadkill if its the main seal leaking , pop off the wheel and take the seal out , it could be that the bearing cage has separated and pushed the seal out , if so new bearing needed but its not that bad a job.

this was on my GS but the same applies

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:17 AM   #1098
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Thanks for the help folks. Doesnt appear to be leaking from the main seal/bearing, but from the top from the breather valve. And only saw it once. I'll definately look at the oil and magnetic plug for sure.

On the radio w/ cassette, I run my iphone thru it using a 3.5mm plug attached to a dummy cassette (find one in any radio accessory isle). Works fine w no issues! I'd hate to dump the factory radio if there's nothing wrong w it. I'm a fan of 'if the electrical is working, leave it alone"...
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:58 AM   #1099
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:27 PM   #1100
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Roadkill if its the main seal leaking , pop off the wheel and take the seal out , it could be that the bearing cage has separated and pushed the seal out , if so new bearing needed but its not that bad a job.

this was on my GS but the same applies

Boy, that thing must have been making some serious noise, the bearing cage is no longer present. What forewarning did you have? Did anything show up when you changed final drive oil? The only other one I have seen like this was also on a GS , are they more prone to this?

Usually a transmission will warn you by showing garbage in, and/or discolored gear oil, just curious if the final drive is like that also.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:54 AM   #1101
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Am I nuts? Anyone done it? Taking my 07 R12RTP to a trackday this Monday. Debating on tires to run - Its on Pilot Road 3s right now that are coming off, Im debating a track/race tire but not sure how the extra weight will deal with that. Any ideas or other tips anyone? Anyone else done this?

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to run my RT on a Nascar track at Watkins Glenn in New York. My self and approx. twenty others were hell bent on thrashing each other for the win. Thing was, there was no race, just alot of testosterone. I was running with PR3's and had a great time. Opening up the beast on the straightaways was a treat, and leaning into the curves an exilarating feeling to say the least. But.....I don't ride like this as a rule, my RT is a daily driver and not a race bike, and I still had to drive it home, preferably in one peice.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:24 AM   #1102
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Boy, that thing must have been making some serious noise, the bearing cage is no longer present. What forewarning did you have? Did anything show up when you changed final drive oil? The only other one I have seen like this was also on a GS , are they more prone to this?

Usually a transmission will warn you by showing garbage in, and/or discolored gear oil, just curious if the final drive is like that also.
sounds crazy but the only warning was the oil leak the previous service showed no signs, once the cage broke up it pushed the bottom of the seal out , even in this state the wheel was running smoothly :eek

after this i made a point of buying a new seal as part of the service so i could pop it out and check rivets on the cage the cage was secure at every service


its one of the things i love about the pre 1200 bikes relatively cheap and easy to fix
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:18 AM   #1103
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I ran Pilot Power 2CT up front and Pilot Road 3 rear, down around 30/31 PSI hot. Tires weren't the issue, I was pretty consistently dragging the right side crashbar mainly at 100+ around Riverside sweeper at Buttonwillow, but also the left side on a couple corners and have a new scrape on the right side valve cover
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:04 AM   #1104
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"I ran Pilot Power 2CT up front and Pilot Road 3 rear, down around 30/31 PSI hot. Tires weren't the issue, I was pretty consistently dragging the right side crashbar mainly at 100+ around Riverside sweeper at Buttonwillow, but also the left side on a couple corners and have a new scrape on the right side valve cover "

That's awesome! I was riding the GA mountains with a friend and she remarked that she's never seen someone hang off a RT. Nice to see I'm not the only one.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:53 PM   #1105
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I was pretty consistently dragging the right side crashbar mainly at 100+ around Riverside sweeper at Buttonwillow

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:46 PM   #1106
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So the season is starting up !
My tires are about spent.What tires are you guys using ? I think I'm going to try the Michelin Pilot Road 3 .
Anybody have them on now ?
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:46 PM   #1107
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Pilot 3 my ft tire cupped at 5000, I figure if that's all I'm getting I'm trying the z8
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:50 PM   #1108
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Haven't tried the PR3s, but enjoy the grip of the Z8s.

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Old 04-10-2013, 03:20 AM   #1109
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:03 AM   #1110
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I'm thinking about going to the P3's as well. The original front Bridgestone is cupped really bad at 5500. To be honest I was never that happy with those tires anyway.

I'll check into the Z8's too, and have them swapped out at the 6000 mile service next week.
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