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Dimond
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PostSubject: Final Drive Shaft Dust Seal and Oil Seal Replacement Advice Needed   Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:51 pm

When I take off my rear wheel I see a bit of weeping of oil coming from the transmission - not a great amount - but a bit more than I think is normal. I am considering as my first next step to resolve the issue is the replacement of the Dust Seal (91251-MCT-003) and Oil Seal (91205-MCT-003) that helps, among other things, to minimize the oil leaking at this location (items 32 and 33 on Swingarm exploded online parts diagram - did not actually see these in the manual yet). I am pretty sure I can pull the Dust Seal and install a new one - but not so sure about the oil seal. I don't think this weepage of oil warrants doing any major final drive transmission rebuild - hoping that the replacing the dust and oil seal will do the trick. My question is this - Can I pry out the oil seal and replace it without any major work on the transmission - or is getting this oil seal out going to be difficult? Has anyone actually done this work WITHOUT a rebuild of their transmission? Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Final Drive Shaft Dust Seal and Oil Seal Replacement Advice Needed   Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:17 pm

Dimond, have a look at this link and see if it helps.
https://www.silverwing600.com/t6204-oil-leak-on-final-drive
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PostSubject: Re: Final Drive Shaft Dust Seal and Oil Seal Replacement Advice Needed   Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:15 pm

model28a wrote:
Dimond, have a look at this link and see if it helps.
https://www.silverwing600.com/t6204-oil-leak-on-final-drive
Thanks Model28a - the link you provided answers my question(s)!
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PostSubject: Re: Final Drive Shaft Dust Seal and Oil Seal Replacement Advice Needed   Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:47 pm

Before you pry anything apart, clean things a bit and see if the problem continues.  I added UV dye to my final drive that showed the same problem only to discover that NO, it was not final drive fluid, but just Honda slapping a little more grease on than they probably should have.  No big deal, just clean up the excess. I think it separates a little and ends up looking like oil. Don't replace seals until you know you really have a leak.
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