OIL LEAK AT SHIFT LEVER SHAFT


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OIL LEAK AT SHIFT LEVER SHAFT

Post by NUTCKERGOLDWING » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:52 am



I HAVE DEVELOPED AN OIL LEAK AT THE SHAFT THE SHIFT LEVER ATTACHES TO AND IT'S GETTING BAD ENOUGH TO DEMAND ATTENTION, ARE THERE ANY TIPS ON CHANGING THE SEAL AND IS THE SEAL SOMETHING I COULD GET AT THE LOCAL BEARING AND SEAL STORE OR IS IT A HONDA ONLY ITEM ?
ALSO I NOTICE WHEN RIDING AT SPEEDS ABOVE SAY 65MPH THE ENGINE SEEMS NOISY, KIND OF LIKE VALVE LIFTER CLATTER IN AN AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE. IT RUNS GREAT AND USES VERY LITTLE OIL, I ADJUSTED THE VALVES WHICH NEEDED VERY LITTLE ADJUSTMENT. ARE THESE ENGINES A LITTLE NOISY AT HIGHER RPMS ? IT HAS 94,000 MILES ON IT NOW, STARTS GOOD, GOOD POWER, EXCELLENT FUEL MILEAGE (40MPG), I RIDE EVERY CHANCE I GET , 3000 MILES THIS YEAR SO FAR WHICH IS A LOT FOR ALASKA SHORT SUMMERS. IF I PULL CLUTCH IN AND COAST, ALL IS QUITE, IT IS VERY QUITE AT SAY 55MPH, ONLY ABOVE 4000 RPM DO I HEAR THE NOISE AND MAYBE I AM JUST PARANOID. THANKS BILL IN ALASKA



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Re: OIL LEAK AT SHIFT LEVER SHAFT

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:31 am

The shift shaft seal is very easy to change. First remove the shifter from the shifter shaft. Then pry out the old seal with a thin screwdriver - this is easier to do than it sounds.

Before installing the new seal (it should be an OEM seal - aftermarkets don't seem to fit as well), wrap some masking tape around the splined end on the shaft, to protect the new seal. Also coat the inside of the new seal with oil, to help it slide into place.

Push the new seal on and into place as well as you can with your fingers. Then use a deep 3/4" socket with a rubber mallet to gently push it the rest of the way into place.

Remove the masking tape, replace the shifter, and you're done! Shouldn't take more than 15-20 minutes.

My engine makes very little noise at higher RPM - in fact, I would say it runs smoother the higher the engine speed.

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Re: OIL LEAK AT SHIFT LEVER SHAFT

Post by ernest rudshtein » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:11 am

wingadmin
whats the part number for this shif shaft seal?
tnx
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Re: OIL LEAK AT SHIFT LEVER SHAFT

Post by argosybob » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:07 am

Honda 91206-286-013 Oil Seal (14X28X7) is what you need

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Re: OIL LEAK AT SHIFT LEVER SHAFT

Post by ernest rudshtein » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:26 am

tnx
got it at a local seal shop.yes, he sells only seals.looks like a cave down there, but a good place to know.
super easy fix
another one for you #argosybob , ive got some oil coming out of my right side timming cover.i reccon the seal that is helt by the head and the camshaft holder is bad as well
got a serial for that? or size? better have it on hand before i take it of (darn it just changed a head gasket 2 months ago-should have changed it ahh)
tnx
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Re: OIL LEAK AT SHIFT LEVER SHAFT

Post by argosybob » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:02 am

I'll look up the part number when I get home. Out riding with the better half on the Aspencade!

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Re: OIL LEAK AT SHIFT LEVER SHAFT

Post by ernest rudshtein » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:05 pm

much appreciated
ride safe


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