Oil in the Primary

Discussion in 'FXR Models' started by e7171, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. e7171

    e7171 Member

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    I have an 84 FXR (early model) with a dry clutch. I am getting oil in the primary. About a pint within an hour of shutting it down.

    Looks like it is coming from the crankcase under the rotor. I don't think this is normal but I might be wrong. I had a guy tell me that it should have 1 1/2 quarts of oil in the primary but it is a dry clutch. I had cleaned the inside of the primary and got it dry which is when I noticed a seep in this area.

    I am thinking maybe the crankcase oil seal needs replacing. The bike has 55k on it.

    Does anyone have any ideas on this?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    That sounds like the problem. Only thing is you have to pull the primary/alternator apart to get at the seal. Check your engine oil to see if it is low for sure.
     
  3. e7171

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    Thanks Glider.......Yes it is going down in the oil tank.

    Do I really need to buy that special "HD tool" to remove the seal or is there another way to do it that you know of?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You could buy the tool or even borrow it from someone but be careful if you try it without the tool. One slip and you have a big problem if you damage the case.
     
  5. e7171

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    Thanks..........I sure don'twant to buy new cases. I'll see if I can dig one up.

    Scott
     
  6. jel123

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    On a 84 motor the little clip thay holds the stator wires must be in because its drilled all the way thru the case and leaks like a sive when not in so check it ,jel