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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Final Drive Venting Oil

Not knowing Diddly about bikes... every little thing that appears to be a problem is a MAJOR problem to me.
I ride in the cold and was having problems with my final drive, venting oil out the top "thingy" I had picked up a basket case honda and had the final drive from that one put on... but Im still experiencing the same problem. I cleaned the final drive really well of oil and noticed that the oil wasn't coming from the seal but only from the vent. Drat !!!!
Since then I've read that itS a common occurrence in cold weather.
I changed the oil in my final drive and since it doesn't seem to be leaking. Perhaps I didn't set the bike over on its kickstand and I might have over filled it previously.
All seems ok now. Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 07:33 PM
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Pretty normal that it vents like that in the cold.. I switched to synthetic and it stopped puking in cold weather.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 08:17 PM
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As usual, @jpr1968 nailed it.


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Agree with the above its normal. I ride in the cold and my bike does it too especially after deep left turns.

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yup synthetic oil fixed it for me, Mine used to vent if cornering hard after higher than normal speed runs, also make sure the level is correct

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Originally Posted by jpr1968 View Post
Pretty normal that it vents like that in the cold.. I switched to synthetic and it stopped puking in cold weather.
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When you replaced the "pumpkin" did you do the proper refill procedure? Now I never ride in below 45 degree weather but the only time I leaked was due to improper fill procedure thanks to Clymers. I do agree with using a synthetic/multi viscosity gear lube would help but a overfill regardless the type will sling out.

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