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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Rear end leak on Big Red

Like Eric mentioned in my other thread, it looks like I also have a rear end oil leak on Big Red.. What kind of a job is it to fix this?




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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 10:03 PM
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Wow, Darren, it looks like Chopin/Lee sprayed that final drive with some of his bedliner paint!

Well, it's not an enormous job to pull the final drive and replace the O-rings that have failed, but the truth is that that final drive unit may be torched from lack of lubrication already. I'd set the bike on its center stand and after letting whatever oil is in it drain fully to the bottom of it open the drain plug and see what comes out, cleaning the plug and area around it first, of course. If it's cooked there's likely to be silvery specks in the oil. When was the final drive oil last changed?
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Changing the fluid is a good idea. If you want to check the fluid. open the plug that's up on the side. The fluid level should be right at the top or close to it. Be careful it's easy to strip the head of the plug.

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Darren, looks like you need an 1800.
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 06:29 AM
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that can happen if the fluid was too full also, this happens when folks leave the bike on the side stand and fill it up to the threads.

ideally it will be right at the bottom of the threads on the fill hole.
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I can't remember how much oil is in the rear end of a 1200. But I remember it being a real small amount like 150mls. So first thing is to see how much is left in there. If there is more than about 100 mls, I don't think that there would be damage to the rear end. In that case pull the rear end and put in new seals.
Or.............just get a low miles rear end and put it in.

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Darren, start by cleaning all that stuff off, once clean you can see what the issue is much better. Do not rule out like AZgl1800 said before you tear everything apart.

I repeat, clean it up 1st



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Thanks everyone! To be brutally honest, I don't know when it was changed last. This will be my 3rd summer with it, and I have never changed it. 😏 I will be checking it out tonight after work.

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If you change the oil. remember on the center stand, and I've found that a LARGE syringe from the farms supply store with a piece of tubing on it works well for refilling it.
Careful with the fill plug it is aluminum and the head strips easily.

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