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Default Clutch cable leak

Hi everyone, I have a 98' xlh883 that is driving me a little bit crazy here. It leaks good amount of primary fluid from the clutch cable adjustment point. Not to be confused to where the cable meets the primary that connection doesn't leak at all.

I have replaced the primary gasket and seals 3 times and it's still leaking a couple of drops after I ride it more than 30 min, I can live with that. But the leak from the cable is just to much oil. I already ordered a new one. It just seems like there is a lot of pressure being created inside the primary and oil wants to come out wherever it can, Which leads me to think that the vent hose might be clogged, does anyone know the best way to check this? Do I have to remove the oil bag? Any input here is of great help, I ride the bike every day to work so I'm trying to reduce the leak as much as possible
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the oil bag has nothing to do with the primary vent hose. that is located behind the rear upper support bar, there is a hose coming out of primary near starter that typically goes up and does a half loop back down.. if you can get the bottom clamp off, i'd blow air through it to ensure a dirt wasp hasn't made a nest and blocked it..
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Thanks Redd Tigger I'll try that, do you think I should remove the derby cover or chain Inspection cover so air flows through or it doesn't matter?
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you're going to want to remove the hose and blow out from the case side. not back into the bike.. if you blow back into the bike, you run the risk of contaminating the bike with whatever's blocking it.

alternatively, you can remove the cover and try blowing out the vent, but that's a lotta work an requires a gasket or 5
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You can try to suck air out from the hose. If it is cloged, you won't be able to suck it alot. Otherwise you will feel like you are sucking the air out of a bigger can or something.
I also had a leak at the clutch cable. I wrapped the joint with "scotch tape". I don't know if this is the right term, but it is some sort of self "vulcanizateing" tape...
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Thanks for the replies guys ill try those things. Any advice on how to remove the hose the easiest way?
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