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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote v7john Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Mar 2015 at 23:39
I've had it all apart today and, as expected the drive hub was pretty rusty where the oil seal runs.



I wasn't sure how well it would clean up. I spent about an hour and a half with the scotchbrite pad and I think it will be OK.



I found there was no gasket between the pinion carrier and the swing arm so have made one ready for refitting. I'm waiting for the replacement seal to arrive.

Of course I drained that smelly gear oil from the box into a pan then stood on the edge of it. Nasty stinky stuff.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 2015 at 11:33
When I got my V1000 it had been stood 4 yrs ....the first 2 years I ran it I had to replace most of the seals,cables, brake hoses and oil hoses ...at the time I was skint it was an if it ain't broke! mantra ...By the way you MAY know this but new oil in bevel box run the bike 20 mls then open filler let it "burp" saves pressurising the seals .....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lemon 2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 2015 at 11:57
The oil seal contact area on the hub appears to be quite worn or is it just the image ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote v7john Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 2015 at 12:28
I always "burp" the drive box as well.

I think the oil seal contact area is ok. The photo makes it look sort of tapered though, doesn't it. The rounded top edge is normal. I'll soon find out as the new seal has arrived this morning.

As it happens, it's also one of the drive boxes with a sump that has the level plug at the wrong height. I never use it anyway and prefer to drain then fill with the measured amount of gear oil and moly.

This morning I've had the plastic garage floor up trying to get rid of the gear oil smell!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 2015 at 16:20
Originally posted by v7john v7john wrote:

Of course I drained that smelly gear oil from the box into a pan then stood on the edge of it. Nasty stinky stuff.
  
Whoops!! Big smile Bluddy typical innit...
  
Other day I knocked a plastic tub off the saddle with some tiny screws in it, 2 remained in, 4 gone between the paving slabs, amazingly found them all again with a magnet on a stick
 
 
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Originally posted by Mike H Mike H wrote:

Originally posted by v7john v7john wrote:

Of course I drained that smelly gear oil from the box into a pan then stood on the edge of it. Nasty stinky stuff.
  
Whoops!! Big smile Bluddy typical innit...
  
Other day I knocked a plastic tub off the saddle with some tiny screws in it, 2 remained in, 4 gone between the paving slabs, amazingly found them all again with a magnet on a stick
 
 
I love to read this ,im not the only one Smile
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LOL
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Bevel box oil seal replaced and it's all back together. Went for a run to Aberystwyth and back (40 miles ish) to buy a 27mm spanner. The oil stayed where it belongs this time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 2015 at 20:34
always burp the bevel box ,,,...ie when hot open the filler let hot air out stops it pressurising and blowing seal prematurely
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