Oil on left boot after riding


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Oil on left boot after riding

Postby Possum51 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:26 pm



I noticed my left boot had oil on the toe after riding. Checked and it seems to be coming from the left valve cover bottom front valve cover bolt. Its not enough to drip when parked, but does blow back onto my boot when riding. My question is where is the best place to get new gaskets and o-rings for the valve cover bolts?


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Re: Oil on left boot after riding

Postby jdvorchak » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:29 pm

One of the online OEM dealers would be my guess. Make sure it's not the shift shaft seal. Those are more prone to leaking than the gaskets.

Bikebandit.com or Honda Direct Line for the oem part. Or check your local Honda dealer.

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Re: Oil on left boot after riding

Postby artgrantz » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:23 am

jdvorchak wrote:One of the online OEM dealers would be my guess. Make sure it's not the shift shaft seal. Those are more prone to leaking than the gaskets.

Bikebandit.com or Honda Direct Line for the oem part. Or check your local Honda dealer.


That's what caused oil on my boot, the shifter shaft seal. With a little care it can be replaced without any engine disassembly. I didn't do it, I had a qualified mechanic do it, but a friend did his own with no problems.

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Re: Oil on left boot after riding

Postby Possum51 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:36 pm

artgrantz wrote:
jdvorchak wrote:One of the online OEM dealers would be my guess. Make sure it's not the shift shaft seal. Those are more prone to leaking than the gaskets.

Bikebandit.com or Honda Direct Line for the oem part. Or check your local Honda dealer.


That's what caused oil on my boot, the shifter shaft seal. With a little care it can be replaced without any engine disassembly. I didn't do it, I had a qualified mechanic do it, but a friend did his own with no problems.

Yeah Thanks, several people have suggested this, so I ordered a seal. Have to get someone to do it for me, back surgery wont let me do the bending and no lift.
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Re: Oil on left boot after riding

Postby Possum51 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:45 am

Well it got warm enough to check out this leak. I found its actually coming from the left bottom of the timing cover, which more than likely means I've got a leaky shaft seal, oh GREAT......


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