Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by suicide ride, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. suicide ride

    suicide ride New Member

    hi all, i currently own a 86 softail with a 90 evo 1340 squeezed in it. i have a wee issue with the primary case leaking oil. iv re sealed it yet it still leaks out the top. i pulled the starter out(after being told this could be the issue) the rubber sleeve that covers the shaft into the primary case is split. would this be the cause of my leak??? any help would be greatly appreciated.


    basically what i need to know is:
    is this the most likely cause of the leak?
    if some1 could help with a diagram link or download.

    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 26, 2010
  2. karlsbike

    karlsbike Active Member

    Hi there
    Plenty of knowledge around here, but you need to provide some more details:
    - Where exactly is it leaking, and how much? If it is indeed leaking at the top of the connection between the outer and inner primary, you should be able to see it...
    Also sounds like you've replaced the starter & primary gasket? I did not understand that rubber sleeve bit...
    Please provide a picture or description.
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    Sure it is not the tranny leaking?
  4. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

    That split rubber sleeve that's on the starter shaft, do you mean an o-ring? If so a split o-ring will definitely leak.