Harley 883XL 2007 model - Oil Leak on chain nut

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by gulatij, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. gulatij

    gulatij New Member

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    I see there are few drops of oil leak from the chain nut. It seems like chain nut is not leaking but not sure.
    There is oil film near the chain nut and see only after a ride. The primary plug is all dry.
    Does anybody know what can be the issue?

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  2. gulatij

    gulatij New Member

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    It seems that shifter seal is leaking. How difficult is to change the seal? Does it need special tools?
    :newsmile058:
     
  3. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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  4. gulatij

    gulatij New Member

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    I can see the trail of oil from the shifter down to left side of engine. I initally thought that it is primary oil but the plug was completely dry.
    :newsmile098:
     
  5. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    ??? What chain nut, that's a belt drive on the other side
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Exactly, Do these newer sportsters have a primary adjuster under the primary cover could this be where the leak is?
     
  7. gulatij

    gulatij New Member

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    On the left hand side, there is nut which is used to adjust chain inside the primary cover. I am not sure if there is chain adjuster nuts on older models. The manual suggests that chain adjuster nut is to tighten the chain. The primary drain nut seems to be dry. Has anybody changed gear shift seal? Do I need special tools?
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    If you are changing the shifter shaft seal, match mark the position of the shifter, pry out the seal, check the bushings for wear, use a deep socket pre lube the seal and gently tap it in place, re install the shifter:s