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Old 09-23-2013, 02:02 PM   #8521
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+1 Chain noise. To hear the difference just kill the engine, put it in natural going down hill. It does make a difference. Down side is if u ride in mud it pushes dirt to your chain a bit.
Thanx everybody i was thinking something like that....
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:41 PM   #8522
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weird one

Wish I could say I rode it over the Alps today, but no. Instead, I chased down a minor oil leak that is coming from a strange place. Anyone ever had the gear-position sensor leak? I am pretty sure that is where it is coming from.

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It isn't coming from the O-ring that seals it. It is coming from the middle of the unit itself. The oil sort of squeeges out from the plastic disk in the center when I push on it. Anyone ever seen this happen? Seems strange. The bike is a 2009 990 Adventure with 20,000 miles on it.

RTV it like a KLR dude or just replace it like a BMW dude?

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:58 PM   #8523
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:25 AM   #8524
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Wish I could say I rode it over the Alps today, but no. Instead, I chased down a minor oil leak that is coming from a strange place. Anyone ever had the gear-position sensor leak? I am pretty sure that is where it is coming from.

 photo 28b37154-4303-446a-bfd3-f7c475256453.jpg

 photo null_zps0299af02.jpg

It isn't coming from the O-ring that seals it. It is coming from the middle of the unit itself. The oil sort of squeeges out from the plastic disk in the center when I push on it. Anyone ever seen this happen? Seems strange. The bike is a 2009 990 Adventure with 20,000 miles on it.

RTV it like a KLR dude or just replace it like a BMW dude?

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My sensor is currently leaking around the O-ring. My bike is a 2005 with 40,000 miles. I'm going to replace the O-ring.

This year, the fuel level sensor in the tank started leaking through the sensor as you describe. The fuel sensor has the same design on the outside. I looked it up, and others on the board had experienced the same thing. The solution for the fuel leak was replacing the sensor.

If I were you, I would remove the sensor -- you just pull the two allen head bolts -- and put some sealant around the O-ring. Then you can bolt it back up and see what happens. If it is the sensor, you are going to have to replace the sensor to stop the leak. Based on the design on the inside, I think it would be hard for oil to leak through the sensor. Anything is possible, but it really is just a flat surface on the inside with a couple of brass sensor points.

The good thing is that this is not a part under pressure. When it leaks, it just drips. Not really dangerous -- just annoying.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:38 AM   #8525
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what did i do?

I picked-up my new 1190 from the dealer!

will post photos when bike is dirty!
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:53 PM   #8526
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Thanks, Orangecicle. I will pull it out and see what I can find. Turns out it's only a $30 part, so it won't break the bank if it is the sensor.

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My sensor is currently leaking around the O-ring. My bike is a 2005 with 40,000 miles. I'm going to replace the O-ring.

This year, the fuel level sensor in the tank started leaking through the sensor as you describe. The fuel sensor has the same design on the outside. I looked it up, and others on the board had experienced the same thing. The solution for the fuel leak was replacing the sensor.

If I were you, I would remove the sensor -- you just pull the two allen head bolts -- and put some sealant around the O-ring. Then you can bolt it back up and see what happens. If it is the sensor, you are going to have to replace the sensor to stop the leak. Based on the design on the inside, I think it would be hard for oil to leak through the sensor. Anything is possible, but it really is just a flat surface on the inside with a couple of brass sensor points.

The good thing is that this is not a part under pressure. When it leaks, it just drips. Not really dangerous -- just annoying.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:20 PM   #8527
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Installed Rottweiler Snap Out and Dog House. Super easy to do, as always, the biggest problem is to put the damn safari tank back on...
That Snap Out is the coolest thing since sliced bread. I bought one at the KTM Rally in Steamboat Springs. Have to wait to put in on though as I have a bunch of electronic stuff I have to move first.
Chris also let me try a Tool Box for fit since I have a MotoHooligan air box. It kinda fits but needs some minor mods.

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Old 09-24-2013, 06:50 PM   #8528
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:39 PM   #8529
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:04 PM   #8530
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:52 AM   #8531
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Wish I could say I rode it over the Alps today, but no. Instead, I chased down a minor oil leak that is coming from a strange place. Anyone ever had the gear-position sensor leak? I am pretty sure that is where it is coming from.

Anyone ever seen this happen? Seems strange.

RTV it like a KLR dude or just replace it like a BMW dude?

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I've had that happen. A small crack in the plastic sensor. Good job find'n it. Its hard to see. I think I replaced my O ring twice before I saw the real problem.

Leave it or RTV it. Dont let it stop your ride, and replace it later.

Remember: Nothings more permanent than a temporary fix that works.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #8532
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #8533
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Had to go to a meeting and being a sunny morning, took the beast.
Five hour later I rolled back to the office - let's just say I took the long way...

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Old 09-25-2013, 09:04 PM   #8534
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Remember: Nothings more permanent than a temporary fix that works.

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Old 09-26-2013, 12:09 AM   #8535
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