2009 oil residue around actuator arm

4 replies to this topic
  • Mark537

Posted September 18, 2013 - 08:58 AM


Like the title says. Everytime I ride lately there has been a little bit of oil residue around the actuator arm. I am looking for some information on how hard this is to fix. Im sure I need a new seal. But I was also wondering if there is anything else that normally needs to be replaced at the same time (like the actuator arm)? 

  • grayracer513

Posted September 18, 2013 - 01:28 PM


If the arm stays reasonably well centered on its axis as you work the clutch, I would think it's just the seal.  If it rocks a lot, the shaft and/or bearing may be bad.


The seal handles system oil pressure, BTW, as the oil headed to the transmission passes below it.

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  • Mark537

Posted September 18, 2013 - 02:27 PM


Is it difficult to get to that seal?

  • Mark537

Posted September 18, 2013 - 02:41 PM


Do you have to split the cases to get to it?

  • grayracer513

Posted September 18, 2013 - 03:44 PM


No. To remove the arm, you need to remove the clutch pressure plate and pull the long inner push rod out about a half inch.  The arm will lift out, and the seal is held down by a snap ring.

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