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Old 05-10-2008, 05:21 AM   #1
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Gear Shift shaft seal oil leak....

I have an oil leak from the gear shift shaft seal. It is spraying oil onto the centre stand and the frame below the gear shift. Part #9 in the below pic. How easy is it to replace this seal? Or should I just run some gasket goo around the seal and shaft to stop the flow?

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Old 05-10-2008, 05:33 AM   #2
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Seal Replacement

Nope, Gooping sealant on the leak isn't gonna cut it. It's an easy fix really. Clean the area first. Solvent on a rag, tooth brush, a can of parts wash or so. Get a pointed type of tool hopefully that is bent at the end. Stick it in the seal and work it out of there. A little on this side and then across from the start and just work around and massage it right out of there. Yeah the seal is pushed it there but it's not like it's welded in there. After you get it out and you have a new one in your hand apply some oil on the seal and slide it on the shaft. You really want to push it straight in. Find something that is slightly smaller than the outside diameter of the seal and deep enough that it will go over the shaft. Tap tap tap till it stops going in. It should look just like the one that you just took out except this one isn't leaking. Take it slow and good luck...
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:45 AM   #3
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So so easy. Thank you. I love how easy it is to work on a BMW.
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Old 05-10-2008, 12:02 PM   #4
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a socket works well tapping it in. make sure you clean out the area between removal of the old and insertion of the new.
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:58 PM   #5
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-Lay the bike on it's side
-Remove the shift lever linkage and arm
-Pull old seal out with cheapo dental tool with hooked end.
-Lubricate new seal and slide in place with the help of the proper socket
-Instal shifter bits and linkage
-Right bike
-Ride
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:51 PM   #6
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Again thanks heaps guys for the help.
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:42 PM   #7
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I am actually doing the same thing to my R90 this weekend.
Thanks for the reassurance.


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Old 05-10-2008, 09:07 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boojum
I am actually doing the same thing to my R90 this weekend.
Thanks for the reassurance.


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Ya, but your version will be something like....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubber Cow
-Clean bike meticulously
-Lay the bike on it's side
-Remove the shift lever linkage and arm
-Pull old seal out with cheapo dental tool with hooked end.
-Make sure you didn't get any goop on the bike
-Lubricate new seal and slide in place with the help of the proper socket
-Instal shifter bits and linkage
-Wipe bike with a diaper
-Right bike
-Prepare bike for full wash, wax, and detail
-Ride

Booj... if the compound does cleaning and detailing that can make my GS look as clean as your GS, I might have to give you some business.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:30 PM   #9
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Figured I'd revive this post instead of starting another.

A couple of months ago my R90 shifter seal was leaking so I replaced it. It seemed like a really loose fit on the shaft at the time but it stopped the leak. Now it's started up again.

Could the shaft be worn?
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:14 AM   #10
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Try dressing the bit you pull out (selector lever) with some fine wet & dry sandpaper.

If it doesn't fix it the change seal interval may be extended.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:43 PM   #11
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I got this issue on my XR80R. Thanks for the info. Time to fix the leak!
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