Final Drive Drain Plug Leak


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Final Drive Drain Plug Leak

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A couple weeks ago i got around to changing out the rear tire, and while i as at it, also replaced the final drive fluid. After the bike had been sitting about a week i noticed a very small oil stain on the ground under the final drive, so i cleaned it up and went for a ride. Overnight the bike had dripped maybe 4-5 drops and it looks like there is a slow leak from the final drive drain bolt. I reused the original hardware when doing the replacement but now i'm thinking i should have replaced that washer. Any ideas on if its just as simple as replacing the washer and cleaning the mating surfaces? Or something else? What kind of washer should i use here? Thank you in advance
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Yes. That is a crush washer and should not be reused.

It's aluminum and available from Honda for less than a buck.
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Ah, I see. Ill get right on that then, Thank you Rambozo!
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Re: Final Drive Drain Plug Leak

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If you slightly back off the plug and retighten it will likely stop the leak. While it is advised to replace the seal ring it is usually possible to make it work again without any problems.
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Re: Final Drive Drain Plug Leak

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Crush washers can be TEMPORARILY reused, if you cut a washer of printer paper for each side.


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