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Old 01-01-2013, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody had this happen to their bike? I found a small puddle of oil coming from the hub and the final drive. I wiped it off, took it for a ride, and it is definitely leaking. I'm wondering how difficult it would be to fix myself. I saw in the parts manual that there are only two seals in the hub area, but I have never had the rear wheel off. I just had the Metzelers installed at the stealer about a month ago. Any chance they might have disturbed something when they installed the wheel?

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would take it back to the stealer and ask them if they would fix it since it wasnt leaking before the new tire install.
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Just from looking at the picture you posted and the oil build up it looks like the oil might be coming from your drain plug. Try tightening/checking the drain plug first. If tightening doesnt help. Remove the plug /drain oil and replace the crush washer.
I would eleminate that first before getting into the seals etc. Simply removing the back wheel should not have disturbed any of the seals. If that doesn't solve it then the next step would be to remove the back wheel and inspect the outer seal for any leakage . I had an o ring failure where the propeller shaft entered the final drive but when I left the bike sitting overnight it also looked like it was leaking from the area highlighted. Start with the drain plug first eliminate it and work your way back to the drive shaft. It is not that difficult to do if you have the right tools. There are some good tutorials posted on this site. Good luck with it.

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If it was the plug the drip would be on the plug as the bike leans to the left.

It's the seal and is something you can do yourself.

Take a look at these threads ...........

Rear end leaking

Rear drive oil leak. Help please!
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It's definitely not coming from the drain plug. It is dripping from the case close to the wheel at the bottom.

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Here's another good one to go with the couple above.

Rear End Oil Leak Help ----UPDATE Page 2----
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Anybody had this happen to their bike? I found a small puddle of oil coming from the hub and the final drive.
yes 2009 and the result was not good ,there is a topic of mine In this forum ,will try and find it

found My thread
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Not difficult as t-man stated but it is time consuming. I was hoping it was only a drain plug issue (eliminate the easiest, most obvious and overlooked first). You will have no choice but to remove tha back wheel and final drive to repair it now. The seals are not all that expensive . It would be wise at this point to inspect the drive shaft for grease etc. as ladyrider pointed out.
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Same thing happened to me but i haven't get to it yet.The only thing with me is it seems like the grease has got into the final drive oil. I had recently greased the drive and changed the final drive oil and it started to drip. So i got a new crush washer and drained the oil. The oil was dark brown and i had just filled with new. So my thing is do i go ahead and fix this drive or get a New KruZ Drive.

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For what its worth you could roll the dice on a used final drive if you are happy with the performance of your bike. . I have seen quite a few kicking around on Ebay for under $40. Install the used one for now or keep it. You could always repair the one thats leaking and sell it or reinstall it.

Option 2 is to do the DJ Mod or Kruz mod, repair the leaking drive and reinstall it on your bike if and when you sell it. You will probably get back what you pay for your modded drive or more for it if you pull it and sell it down the road separately.
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