GL 1500; spits oil


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GL 1500; spits oil

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Hello all.

My '88 GL1500, (has 105,000 miles) spits oil on my left side, onto my shoes. When I park it, some drops appear on the ground.
The coolant after 2,500 km this summer is at the correct level, as well as the temperature and oil in the engine is not milky, so I think it does not communicate with the coolant.
The oil is black and the filter I changed it will do about 5,000 km
The question is where can oil leak, and how can I fix it.
I appreciate your suggestions
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Re: GL 1500; spits oil

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It sounds like the shift shaft seal is leaking. Inspect the area around the shifter for evidence of oil leaking.
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Re: GL 1500; spits oil

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Most certainly the shift shaft seal:

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You can see the details on changing it here: How to replace your GL1500 shifter oil seal
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Thank you very much, I already imagined it was not from the engine. Changing the seal is work, since the price is insignificant, but placing the mechanism to optimize the movement of the gear lever, I have some doubts, since I have seen on the Internet that the articular support ranges from $ 44 to $ 140. $.
If the gasket is changed, the rest is easy but laborious.
Is there a tutorial on how to replace the gasket? How to remove the gasket?
For everything I reiterate my gratitude for the quality of the tutorials

I have seen a curious post (https://www.unsersbandebikersdu67.com/2 ... tesse.html), on this subject, by if you want to take a look.

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Re: GL 1500; spits oil

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jaimemu wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:11 am Thank you very much, I already imagined it was not from the engine. Changing the seal is work, since the price is insignificant, but placing the mechanism to optimize the movement of the gear lever, I have some doubts, since I have seen on the Internet that the articular support ranges from $ 44 to $ 140. $.
If the gasket is changed, the rest is easy but laborious.
Is there a tutorial on how to replace the gasket? How to remove the gasket?
For everything I reiterate my gratitude for the quality of the tutorials

I have seen a curious post (https://www.unsersbandebikersdu67.com/2 ... tesse.html), on this subject, by if you want to take a look.

jaime
There is a "How To" article for shift shaft seal replacement on this site.
Look here: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=19833
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Re: GL 1500; spits oil

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Hello, thanks for your indications, it is indeed the exchange board.
I have waited to receive the shifter brace, to begin the process of changing the gasket and installing the shifter brace.
After removing the exhaust protector, I find the situation in the image below.


Could you confirm that the change of the seal is made with this only access ???
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Re: GL 1500; spits oil

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jaimemu wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:32 am Hello, thanks for your indications, it is indeed the exchange board.
I have waited to receive the shifter brace, to begin the process of changing the gasket and installing the shifter brace.
After removing the exhaust protector, I find the situation in the image below.
Image
Could you confirm that the change of the seal is made with this only access ???
Image
Yes, you do it from that point, it is a pain, and the tutorial gives a few hints to help make it a little more tolerable to do.
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Re: GL 1500; spits oil

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OK, the breakdowns are already solved, the reality is that when the tubes were not removed, the upper access was not visible.
I've done quite a few kilometers and there's no oil in sight.
Gwdocs are really useful.
thaks for all


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