Got my new gear in.. and free time this Sat eve!
Two questions,I remember reading a post about gear seals leaking..should I replace mine.(doesn't leak a drop now).And #2 My chain has less than 5K miles.
How often do Yall change Yours.(mines factory but looks great) 1974 XLH
I had a problem with the oil seal behind the front sprocket leaking. I replaced it 3 times before i found the actual problem.
The oil seal must be pushed well into the holder before it is installed. I assumed that the process of screwing the holder into place would push the seal in. For good measure i put a little Permatex Ultra Blue sealant in the holder; but this should not be necessary.
Yep,it took a puller. And the seal was just barley sealing..less than a 1/4 " the seal wasn't shoved in all the way into the holder from the factory. All good now, and I like the gearing! New tires/bearings and I guess Im good to go on trip!