Shifter Oil Leak- 2009 CRF250R
Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:47 AM
New to the forum as a user but I've been a creeper for the last 8 months since I bought my first bike at the age of 31. Since then I have become a full on moto nerd and I absolutely dig everything about this sport.
Here's my issue- I'm getting my bike out from storage this year and notice a minor leak coming from the inside of the shaft of the shifter. It's not decimating oil levels but I am concerned. My assumption is there must be a washer/gasket that could be the issue? Am I way off base?
Pictures are hopefully below.
Is this a known issue?
Is it something I can do myself?
Anyone know a part # I need?
Thanks in advance...!
Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:27 AM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:51 PM
Would there be anything above this piece on the bike that could be dripping down?
I cleaned it pretty good yesterday and plan on checking it tonight. Appreciate your input and time.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:03 AM
Oil is leaking down from the front sprocket area. I got under the bike last night and was able to find a droplet of oil collecting onto one of the chain links. This link was on the lowest to the ground front sprocket tooth.
This is the under side view of the oil droplet:
Here is the trail the oil was taking causing the "phantom" shifter leak:
Now what am I up against? Have I learned something new here? Common problem? Most importantly- SOLUTION?
On the plus side- After sitting all winter the bike has fired twice now with relatively little effort (from what I understand from these forums and personal experience they are notoriously hard to start when cold)
Mega Plus- I took it for the first ride of the year (If you count back alleys and around my block). Cant wait for a real rip..
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:58 AM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:44 PM
I'll get on this over the weekend!
Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:33 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:50 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:23 AM
Pull it straight out using a pair of adjustable pliers. With the sprocket removed, the only thing holding it in is the lip of the seal.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:17 AM
I have the new Countershaft seal and I understand that I should be able to pull the collar out with pliers BUT so far the force required has eluded me. I have tried a pair of vice grips and channel locks and can't get it to budge.
2 things- Am I correct in identifying the two parts and second- If it's not budging should I try something else or is this another new issue?
Thanks again for all the help...
Here's a few more arrows...
Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:29 PM
Yep, those are the correct parts and it should pull right out. Will the collar spin at all? The collar just slips onto the output shaft, although there could be some corrosion between the two holding it on tight.
BTW I like your pics and arrows What is typed out in a forum and how it's translated by others often times is completely different.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:15 PM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:53 AM
He ended up having to die grind the collar to get some purchase on it and eventually got it free. There was a bit of a build up of grass in there but he was not really able to give me an answer as to why/how it would have ended up on there with such force.
At the end of the day he got it off, replaced all three parts (collar, and both seals) and the bike is running awesome. Been out on it a few times and no follow up issues at this time.
Thanks for everyone's help on this one! Really appreciate the advice... Hoping if there is a next time it will slide off as easily as everyone said it should.
Here's the collar after removal:
Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:32 PM