Final Unit Leaking Grease


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Final Unit Leaking Grease

Postby MarkBirm » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:50 pm



Ok guys, You have helped in the past, now's the time to shine again. I have a 03 Wing with 66,XXX. The final unit started leaking all of the 80 weight all over the rear tire, brakes. I have removed the tire/wheel and brake unit. It does not appear to be the housing (dry). There is a short tube at the bottom of the unit that allows the grease to readily seep out. I don't think this is normal, since it hasn't done it before. My question is, what would allow this to start? Is it a seal on the inside of the unit? Is it the unit itself? What ever help is greatly appreciated. I am some what mechanically inclined, so it's something I believe I can handle. I don't have the manual for the bike, but I do have some DVD's for various things. Unfortunately the final unit is not one of them. Thanks!
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Re: Final Unit Leaking Grease

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:34 am

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Re: Final Unit Leaking Grease

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:24 am

There are quite a few seals in there - just to be sure, make sure the gear oil is not leaking out the vent at the top of the drive housing and dripping down the side anywhere else.

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Re: Final Unit Leaking Grease

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:31 am

I WingAdmin

THERE have spoken of the final drive, I send a picture of the final drive, the room and all the Oring seals and, I hope it helped him

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Re: Final Unit Leaking Grease

Postby MarkBirm » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:17 pm

Flyboy 2121, thanks for the info. I have removed the final and will have the gaskets / O-rings replace this weekend. It's not as easy as I thought, but the unit did come out okay.
I appreciate your help.
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Re: Final Unit Leaking Grease

Postby MarkBirm » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:21 pm

WingAdmin, thanks fr the reply. I checked that first thing. I added oil to the unit and it started coming out of the small tube at the bottom of the unit. Today I talked to a mechanic I know and he told me a seal inside the unit failed, otherwise there would be no oil coming out of the tube. I got the unit out of the bike tonight and will get to work on removing the seal. Thanks for the quick reply.
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