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Old 10-29-2006, 06:20 AM   #1
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Question KLR countershaft seal leak

I just added a 1991 KLR650 to the stable and it seems to be leaking oil at the countershaft seal. Is there any harm in this continuing to leak until I need a new countershaft sprocket in a couple of thousand miles? Other than watching my oil level what else do I need to do?
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Old 10-29-2006, 06:51 AM   #2
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Make absolutely sure the chain is adjusted properly with your butt on the seat (reach down and lift up on the slack side), or the rear suspension compressed with someone else's butt on the seat.

That's probably what caused this seal to begin leaking anyway, i.e., a mis-adjusted chain (too tight). If allowed to go too long, the bearing can be damaged as well, and that's a case-split job to fixit.

FWIW - the countershaft shaft bearing is pressure fed, so oil can exit a damaged seal rather quickly; keep a close eye on the oil level!!!

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I just added a 1991 KLR650 to the stable and it seems to be leaking oil at the countershaft seal. Is there any harm in this continuing to leak until I need a new countershaft sprocket in a couple of thousand miles? Other than watching my oil level what else do I need to do?
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Old 10-29-2006, 08:15 PM   #3
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Really pretty simple seal to replace. I wouldn't wait.
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:36 AM   #4
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Laugh

I'm not waiting, I've ordered it today so should have it in a week. Its a 5 dollar part so that's the best news I've had in a while. I'm gonna run it every day and just keep an eye on my oil level.
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