Oil leak from foot gear shifter?
gpzeer at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 09:44:33 PDT 2010
I find that if you get a set of dental picks (walmart etc) you can easily
pry the seal out without drilling. Much easier in my opinion.
From: "Ian Westlake" <ianwestlake at btopenworld.com>
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 8:00 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!
> Sent from my iPhone
> 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
> To: GPZ List
> 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
> hope you all enjoy riding this weekend!
> andy b
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