oil leak on 98 gl 1500 se


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oil leak on 98 gl 1500 se

Postby magnum44 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:55 pm



Hi Guy's,first post for me ,only had the bike since march,yesterday I spotted a drop of oil on the floor under the engine,had a look, and it is leaking out where the gear lever comes through the black boot/grommet? and runs down the outside of the cover,any advice before i remove bit,s to repair it,might it be an easy fix,any help would be appreciated.cheers Dave



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Re: oil leak on 98 gl 1500 se

Postby Bamaeagle » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:43 pm

Sounds like it is leaking at the oil seal for the shifter. It is an easy fix. Just need a new oil seal. Pry the old one out and carefully insert a new one.

It is item # 29 in this fiche....

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Re: oil leak on 98 gl 1500 se

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:40 pm

Ya you can replace the seal or get one of these and put it on the fuel tank.

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Re: oil leak on 98 gl 1500 se

Postby magnum44 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:53 pm

Thanks guy,s that,s what i was hoping to hear,also cbx4ever thanks, but i am not into vandalism or lowering the value of my bike.lol Cheers Dave

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Re: oil leak on 98 gl 1500 se

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:57 am

You take the shift lever off the shaft (just remove the pinch bolt - you have to remove it, not just loosen it - and pull it off the splined shaft). You can then pry the old seal out. Before you put the new one on, put some masking tape over the splined end of the shaft. The new seal is delicate, and the splines on the end of the shaft can damage it as you push it on, so the masking tape protects it. Once you've pushed the new seal in place, remove the masking tape and replace the shifter. Make sure you line up the arrow on the shifter with the mark on the end of the shaft, so that you get the shifter in the correct place.

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Re: oil leak on 98 gl 1500 se

Postby magnum44 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:03 am

thanks for that,wingadmin.Cheers Dave




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