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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: Leaking shaft fluid

Hello,

I am new to this forum and am enjoying it quite a bit. Learning a lot!

I just bought a new 2006 FLR1300A. I am adjusting a bit having been a cruiser rider previously, but am enjoying this a lot!

One issue I am having is that I am leaking a small amount of shaft fluid per day(no, this is not a personal problem! ). It appears might be coming from a weep hole on the underside of the frame connecting to the final shaft assembly.

Some folks have suggested the shop may have over-filled the shaft fluid during the dealer prep work, but I would have thought this would have leveled off since I have already put 200+ miles on the bike in the past five days.

It is enough to splatter a bit on the rear rim, rear tire, and the back of my left saddlebag.

Any thoughts?

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Check out this:

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Thank you for the link. It was very helpful. It seems I am leaking much heavier than for what volume the weephole is intended, so I think I will take it in. No sense in letting a small thing become a big thing. I am wondering if the seal simply isn't set just right.

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It shouldn't be leaking - period.

As you say, take it back to the dealer and a fix under warranty - you do NOT want oil on your rear tyre do you?
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Pete, if it looks anything like this, then you have a leaking seal. This happened to mine at 18,000k's, replaced under warranty well over 2 years ago, not another drop since (I have also got some grease splatter after lubing when I take the rear wheel off, but that is not from the weep hole. Just too generous with the grease).



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Leaking Shaft Oil.

FjrPete,

Best take it back to the shop. You can't "overfill" the shaft hub, its on a slant and will only fill to a maximum level before it spills everywhere.

Good luck, hope you get you're Baby back soon.

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SkooterG did the heavy lifting. I'm just the painter.

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Leaking shaft fluid UPDATE

I took the bike in and they took apart the rear end. The mechanic cleaned up everything and simply refilled it. He said it was over-filled with the rear shaft fluid. The pressure build-up forced some of the fluid out past the seal and out the weep hole.

I mentioned that some of you had said it "can't be over-filled", but his point was the holding capacity was more than the recommended volume to fill.

After I got home, there were still a couple of drops coming out, so I will need to keep watching it and let you know what ends up happening. My bet is the seal needs replacing.
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Re: Leaking shaft fluid UPDATE

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I took the bike in and they took apart the rear end. The mechanic cleaned up everything and simply refilled it. He said it was over-filled with the rear shaft fluid. The pressure build-up forced some of the fluid out past the seal and out the weep hole.

I mentioned that some of you had said it "can't be over-filled", but his point was the holding capacity was more than the recommended volume to fill.

After I got home, there were still a couple of drops coming out, so I will need to keep watching it and let you know what ends up happening. My bet is the seal needs replacing.
I recently got a 2006 FJR here in Denmark. It was delayed on delivery while they waited for a "special oil" for the shaft. Apparently, Yamaha recently put out the word that ONLY Yamaha shaft oil should be used, since other gear oils were foaming and creating pressure in the shaft. According to my dealer, this is especially acute in the 2006 FJR. Might be interesting to find out what oil your dealer used.

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