clutch push rod inner oil seal


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jameselindorff
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clutch push rod inner oil seal

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Hello: I have an '85 1200 GL Interstate that requires the inner clutch push rod oil seal be replaced due to oil seepage into the clutch slave area, and then onto the pavement (into a coffee can under the bike). No clutch problems and I'm certain it's motor oil. Is it possible to remove and replace this seal -91204-MBO-013- without removing the clutch housing which of course requires the engine be removed? I have heard something about grinding away a "lip" and then pulling out the seal, but I don't know if this works for a 1200 GL also. Has anyone actually done this? If so, I'd appreciate you sharing your knowledge with me. Thanks, James



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you can get at the seals from the outside. just keep in mind that you do not have much room to move behind the engine. you can remove the slave cylinder from the housing by taking 3 8MM bolts out. If you choose to remove the hydraulic line first, pinch and fasten the lever to the handlebar via a string or some such method. This will keep the line from bleeding out. Once removed from bike, you can see which seal is bad. I believe there are both a inner and outer seal. Inner would keep engine oil in, outer would keep brake fluid out of engine. I do have a ? for you. When you take your slave cylinder out, please pay attention to the way the pushrod is oriented. Is the narrow end out or in?

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Re: clutch push rod inner oil seal

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If you are going to leave the engine in the bike, recommend taking the rear off including the swing arm - gives you a lot more room to work. No need to grind away at the unit.
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jimmyschow wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:44 pm
you can get at the seals from the outside. just keep in mind that you do not have much room to move behind the engine. you can remove the slave cylinder from the housing by taking 3 8MM bolts out. If you choose to remove the hydraulic line first, pinch and fasten the lever to the handlebar via a string or some such method. This will keep the line from bleeding out. Once removed from bike, you can see which seal is bad. I believe there are both a inner and outer seal. Inner would keep engine oil in, outer would keep brake fluid out of engine. I do have a ? for you. When you take your slave cylinder out, please pay attention to the way the pushrod is oriented. Is the narrow end out or in?
Narrow end goes in.

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Thanks for that reply. The parts fiche shows narrow end in. Honda shop manual for my GL shows it the other way around.

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Re: clutch push rod inner oil seal

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Push rod correctly located as you noted. I got the seal(s) job done for @ $6. I'm happy. Please check my "Frame Question" posted 8/17/2017 and maybe you can help. Thanks, James



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