oil leak


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demac1763
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oil leak

Postby demac1763 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:05 pm



I went in the garage this morning to find oil under my 99 gl1500 se. the oil was coming from under the left front corner where the front bottom cowl meets the left front bottom piece. I took the front bottom cowl off and saw oil traces on the bottom of the engine I think where the valve covers meet the engine, I am thinking when I installed the shifter pivot it looked a little greasy around the seal. The bike has been sitting for a week or so, I do start it every couple of days. Do you think I may be right about the shifter seal causing this? I hope an engine valve cover wouldn't be the problem. The bike only has 45k on it.


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Re: oil leak

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:47 am

Shifter seal is a known oil source..clean it up spray some baby power , talc etc around the area and see what gets oily first.
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Re: oil leak

Postby lamasue » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:52 pm

go to harbor freight and get the long set of picks almost like dental picks this will help you get out old one spray brake clean to clean up area then lube new seal with a little bearing lube and you have to push it in flat then press aroung it with the blunt edge of a box wrench

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Re: oil leak

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:26 pm

Shifter seal is the likely culprit.
Too bad you didn't replace it while you were doing the shifter brace --
you get to do all that work over now....
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demac1763
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1991 gl1500 aspencade 29k miles black 10 year anniversary edition number 000649 (sold)

Re: oil leak

Postby demac1763 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:32 pm

I did it replaced the shifter seal and rebuilt the carbs. It runs like new now and no leaks. Thanks to all


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