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    Default Re: 1St Gen - That pesky tiny oil leak

    I don't think anyone has mentioned it yet, but another area that will leak is the 'o' ring seal behind the gear indicator... The indicator doesn't just screw onto the block, but actually fits in about a 1" hole in the block with an 'o' ring for a seal.

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    Default Re: 1St Gen - That pesky tiny oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Condor View Post
    I don't think anyone has mentioned it yet, but another area that will leak is the 'o' ring seal behind the gear indicator... The indicator doesn't just screw onto the block, but actually fits in about a 1" hole in the block with an 'o' ring for a seal.
    That one I am familiar with! Had the same problem with the VStar 650. Simple fix.

    After I get the new tires on the RSV this weekend, think I'll buckle down and order the gaskets and go to work. It's time for an oil change anyway on the 89!
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    Default Re: 1St Gen - That pesky tiny oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Condor View Post
    I don't think anyone has mentioned it yet, but another area that will leak is the 'o' ring seal behind the gear indicator... The indicator doesn't just screw onto the block, but actually fits in about a 1" hole in the block with an 'o' ring for a seal.
    Ya and if I remember rightly, the screw that holds it in place has a tendency to over tighten and so create a leaking web.
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    Default Re: 1St Gen - That pesky tiny oil leak

    Finally got around to ordering the gaskets, o rings, seals and the new clutch slave. Under $150 for all.
    Boats.net for the stuff.
    So the 1st gen will be getting a rebuild on it's left side. Should be good from oil leaks for the next 30 years!
    Now to go out and clean up the area real good.
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    30 yrs??? I'll be gitting old by then.
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    Default Re: 1St Gen - That pesky tiny oil leak

    Bike is apart. Oil is drained waiting for gaskets, etc.
    Saw these stains on left side of case covers. No indication of what it is and where it is coming from. Wasn't there last year..

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    Default Re: 1St Gen - That pesky tiny oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by videoarizona View Post
    Bike is apart. Oil is drained waiting for gaskets, etc.
    Saw these stains on left side of case covers. No indication of what it is and where it is coming from. Wasn't there last year..

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    Leaky clutch master.
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    Default Re: 1St Gen - That pesky tiny oil leak

    But how would it get there and not stain the plastic? And no indication from heads, cylinders, cooling system, etc..

    puzzling....

    And whats worse...the Admiral couldn't figure out how to clean it off!!

    I'll attack it again in a week and a half when I get back home...is interesting though!
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    Default Re: 1St Gen - That pesky tiny oil leak

    Unless it's dirt and will wash off,,,,,, what I suppose that I'm looking at is the clearcoat bubbled, so a quick guess was that the handle bars were turned and the master took a leak.
    It's nice to be the same
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