Front sprocket lines
Posted July 24, 2011 - 08:22 AM
I have changed the front and rear sprockets (new washer on front sprocket) and chain on my WR450 2005 like 500 Kms ago and have been riding with no problems. The chain slack seems to be within spec, I have been measuring it since I changed the chain and sprockets.
I have been riding so far with the lubricant that came with the chain and then eventually I decided to put some Bel-Ray Chain lube on it. Since then, I don't know if it has anything to do with the Bel-Ray chain lube but I was checking the bike the other day and I noticed some sort of weird oily lines (not sure if it is oil though) on the front sprocket. So, I decided to clean the front sprocket and go for a small ride, as I stopped the bike again, I checked and those lines were there again.
I have also checked behind the front sprocket (without removing it) and there does not seem to have any sort of leak.
The lines look like this:
Does anyone have any idea what this could be please.
Any suggestions please.
Posted July 24, 2011 - 01:12 PM
Posted July 24, 2011 - 02:18 PM
Posted July 24, 2011 - 09:44 PM
It is a bit weird because those lines only form at certain splines and not on all of them as you can see.
Just to be safe, how would I double check if it is oil from behind the seal or not?
Is it possible to check it without removing the front sprocket or is it better to remove it then check it?
If perhaps it is a oil leak, how bad would it be to ride like this a couple more times?
Posted July 25, 2011 - 03:55 AM
Posted July 25, 2011 - 06:51 AM
Posted July 26, 2011 - 12:11 AM
I will keep an eye on the amount of moisture that is coming out of there.
Just in case I need to replace the seal what are the part numbers (OEM) that I need to order? Where can I find those part numbers?