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Old 05-05-2015, 08:39 AM
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Gas leaking from U joint boot

So, how screwed am I?

Over the winter, the crankcase filled with gas.
I drained it, changed the filter, put new oil in.

Today, I rode my bike to work for the first time this season. About a half hour trip.

Now, there's a sizeable amount of gas and rotten smelling oily liquid on the ground. It's coming from the nipple on the bottom of the u-joint boot.

I've got a trip next week on the 14th to Kentucky. It's my only bike trip of the year. Really hoping I'm not going to miss it.
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:46 AM
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Probably what leaked from the tank over the winter went into the swing-arm as well as the crank. I would drain the middle drive and refill it, and pull the rear wheel off, then take the 4 bolts off and pull the final drive as a unit. You should then be able to clean everything out, re-grease the splines on the final drive with moly EP grease, and re-assemble. That SHOULD take care of things, but a good inspection IS in order.
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:51 AM
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Thanks Ray.

I'll get on relubing the whole kit and kaboodle.
Just printed out c-bugs dipsticks.

I'm at work, so tools on hand and resources are limited.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:37 AM
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Yeah, I'm at work as well. Tuning radio's.......
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:07 AM
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Thanks Ray.

I'll get on relubing the whole kit and kaboodle.
Just printed out c-bugs dipsticks.

I'm at work, so tools on hand and resources are limited.
Let me know if you need any help Mike.
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:02 AM
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Thanks, Ian.
Here's hoping I can get over to your side of the state this year for a ride. I have some friends over there at checkered past motorcycles in Galesberg.
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:14 PM
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I think Ian's side of the state is about 20 miles north of you.
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Old 05-05-2015, 05:39 PM
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Lmfaooo. Mike, I thought the same thing.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:09 PM
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I need to get my eyes checked. I swear I saw Grand Rapids!
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:05 AM
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