Oil around gearbox - possible leak?
Posted April 22, 2011 - 08:50 PM
Any help is appreciated.
Posted April 22, 2011 - 11:19 PM
Posted April 23, 2011 - 05:16 AM
Trust me on this one, I know from experieince
Posted April 23, 2011 - 06:15 AM
Posted April 23, 2011 - 06:37 AM
Posted April 23, 2011 - 06:39 AM
I will inspect the two gaskets as mentioned above. Just hoping it wasnt anything major.
Posted April 23, 2011 - 09:30 AM
Posted April 23, 2011 - 09:43 AM
I discovered oil seeping out from the clutch cover seal. Drained the oil; cleaned the mating surfaces; put a small amount of RTV along the bottom section; bolted the cover back in place; waited about 6 hours and filled with the requisit amount of oil.
All is good now...not a hint of leaking.
Clean up the bottom really good with carb/brake cleaner, etc. Try sealing the bottom section of the clutch cover with a small amount of RTV or something similar. Let it dry and then add oil to the tranny.
Check for leakage after a neighborhood test ride...no dirt...see if that fixes it.
Posted April 23, 2011 - 09:52 AM
Posted April 24, 2011 - 06:06 PM
How difficult is it to replace this gasket? Im new to 2stroke engines so I dont have a lot of knowledge but not afraid to get in there and get my hands dirty and learn. If its too much for me I may take it in to my local KTM dealer.
Posted April 25, 2011 - 08:44 AM
I had 3 leaks when I bought the bike (used), finally fixed them all, engine is dry and pretty!