Oil Leak

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Brian Lees
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Oil Leak

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My new aquisition 80 Darmah SS seems to have developed an oil leak in the countershaft area. no doubt from sitting in a barn for the last 10 years. any hints would be greatfully appraciated. I sure hope in not going to have to go inside to put in a new seal.

thanx

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easy fix, done outside the motor. 2 different seals, 1 small one just inside the countershaft sprocket in the tube, you can stuff in 2 or 3, the larger one on the outside of the shaft is harder to replace but not too difficult, usually it is the samll one[s]...... I stock both. Clean everything up real well, go for a ride, then look to see where exactly it is leaking from then get back to me to buy the seals.
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Craig in France
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Oil leak

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And don't forget the Steve Wynne tip - use two nuts and put some silicone on the threads. Working for me ... :-D

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Post by duck-a-tye »

Hi Craig, are you talking about fitting two sprocket nuts? and silicone instead of loctite on the threads?

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Post by Craig in France »

Hi duck-a-tye

Yup, that's it. 2 of the round sprocket nuts, silicone on the threads ...

"If it's good enough for Steve, it's good enuf for me :)"

Craig in UK

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Post by duck-a-tye »

Thanks Craig,

How's the weather in the UK? must be nearly good enough for riding soon!

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