Output Shaft Oil Seal

3 replies to this topic
  • Moredesert

Posted October 09, 2002 - 03:54 PM


I herd that Honda had problems with leaking output shaft seals. Because of the great deal I got on the new 2001 I most likely have one of the problem bikes. Has anybody had a problem and how bad was it. I bought a new seal for the parts box just incase.

  • joe_moto

Posted October 11, 2002 - 11:16 AM


I have a 2001 and have had NO problems but I also keep an extra seal with me too, 3000 miles on bike.

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  • penguin327

Posted October 13, 2002 - 05:47 AM


The output shaft seal can blow if the crankcase vent hose gets pinched between the seat base and frame rail. this happened to me during a cross-country race, losing all the oil and toasted the motor, which Honda rebuilt for free. Honda also provided a new intake manifold, exhaust insert and rejetted the bike to the "full power" specs.

  • sunnymex

Posted March 31, 2003 - 11:17 AM


I just blew mine out last week and fortunately I cought it before it was too late. The new seal doens't cost much. I think about 10 bucks. The worst part is cleaning the bike afterwards. Apparently Honda makes a better version of the seal. Might want to change it before it blows. Could save you an engine.

Good luck.

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