Oil leak from foot gear shifter?

John Soliday johnsoliday at msn.com
Mon Apr 19 07:29:54 PDT 2010

Thanks Ian, I'll try that technique.  Guess you have to be pretty careful not to knick the shift shaft when doing this but I think I can handle the replacement.  I just couldn't tell for sure if the seal went into the case from the rear or the front.  My shift shaft seems to wobble a bit as well but I think that's typical but maybe the GPZ wobbles "more" than others.  Will provide an update when I get 'er done.



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From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On Behalf Of Ian Westlake
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 8:01 AM
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Subject: Re: Oil leak from foot gear shifter?

Hi John / Patrick,
I've done mine twice in 5 yrs. Lay the bike over away from the gear change side or drain some oil out of the engine so that the oil level is below the seal. Take off the shift lever then carefully drill a small hole in the seal ( about 2 mm) and insert a self tapper screw. If you want you can do 2 holes & 2 screws, one opposite each other. Pull the screw with a pair of pliers and the seal will normally pop out with it. Clean the shaft. Put a smear of grease on the new seals lip and slide it on the shaft. A gentle tap with a piece of wooden dowel or similiar will seat the new seal in place. Shift lever back on, job done. Don't forget to top up the oil if you went down that route! 
Hope this helps, worked a treat for me! 

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On 19 Apr 2010, at 14:24, "John Soliday" <johnsoliday at msn.com> wrote:

Mine is doing the same thing!  I ordered the seal and it looks like it might be possible to "pick out" the old one a slide in a new one but I've never done that before.  In the mean time I cleaned the area up well and sprayed the seal with carb cleaner hoping it might swell a bit.  

Any info on how to replace the seal would be appreciated here.


-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On Behalf Of Patrick Thompson
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2010 2:14 PM
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Subject: Oil leak from foot gear shifter?

Hello all, I have a small oil leak where the foot gear shifter shaft goes into the gear area. I had the bike in a shop about a year and a half ago with the same prob, they installed a new ,very inexspensive seal and fixed the prob. Noticed it dripping again today. Has anyone out there come across this? 

schnowz <schnowz at att.net> wrote:

Or if you live on the right coast
I'm not sure if the owner is still on the list but as I remember he put new plastic all around on it. - looks like new to me..

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yep, this would be mine - the one that got a whopping 100 miles on it since this time last year...  probably a little high on price, but we'll see.


hope you all enjoy riding this weekend!
andy b

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