Join Date: May 2004
Location: Leamington Spa, , United Kingdom
oil seal ~ prevention
Since these seals seem a weak spot, I have always taken to changing engine oil very frequently, every 2,500 mls, and always if the bike is about to be laid up for a period over the winter. I figure that its probably acid (any combustion products e.g. nitrous oxides, CO2 and SO2 that disolve in the oil and come into contact with water molecules will form oxidising acids) that build in engine oil and attack the rubber in the seal. Plus removing any particiles suspended in the oil prevents abrasion occuring.
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