Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fort Collins , Colorado, USA
gear lube dripping from plastic black bellows
I have a 2002 K1200rs that I purchased in July of last year and so far she has been a dream to ride and other then the mess made with changing fluids, I haven't had an issue with over 4k miles that I have put on her for a total of 32k at this point.
The bike has been sitting the past couple weeks as the unstable Colorado weather has brought snow back to our state and my bike on the trickle charger. I got out for a short ride yesterday and after dismounting and looking around, I saw gear lube on my rear wheel and it is dripping from the bellows area where the transmission and drive shaft meet.
I plan to remove the plastic bellows cover to see what is going on, but I don't know what I should be looking for? I did drain and refill the gear lube a couple months ago and overfilled it at first, but I haven't noticed anything leaking until now. I'm thinking I just need to take it to my mechanic, but if its something simple I don't mind getting dirty.
Any "good" advice would be appreicated,