View Full Version : minor leak at primary linkage area, common?
26th April 2005, 23:06
I have an '89 sporty and had new primary and clutch cable put on a month ago but now noticing minor leak at the linkage area. justa small stream of oil im not totally worried about but wonderin.
27th April 2005, 02:48
Not sure where the leak is "linkage area?": At the clutch cable? At the shifter shaft? ?
27th April 2005, 11:36
at the shifter shaft.
27th April 2005, 21:37
Would be a leaky oil seal. Not a big job to replace it yourself.
I had the same problem recently on my ironhead. The leak stopped after i re-arranged the forward controls on the shift side.
The shift lever had been installed at about 1:00 o'clock. When up-shifting, the rod was as much pushing back as it was clockwise putting pressure on the seal. I re-arranged things so the lever was at about 11:00, the rod was shorter, and the pedal in a better position. The leak stopped. Also, it shifts far easier now than before.
29th April 2005, 11:30
i brought it to where i had the work done and they replaced the 'o' ring right away. the item was under $2. but they didnt charge me. u were right, its would have been nothin to change but its all done now, thanx for the reply....
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