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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 19th, 2007, 10:37 pm Thread Starter
 
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Red face I think I missed a symptom with my original final drive.

Yesterday, I gave my GT a good detailing so the rear wheel was as clean as showroom. Today, I went out for a casual 150-mile day ride. When I returned home I was just putzin' around the garage, looking over the bike and what-not. To my amazement, my rear wheel is still spotless. This has to be the first time EVER that I've gone for a ride and returned home with a squeaky clean rear wheel. I think my original final drive was leaking fluid from Day One, and I just missed the signs. Perhaps I just chalked it up to road grime, or brake dust, or, or, or... They don't call me the 'Village Idiot' for nothin'!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2007, 12:52 am
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Maybe your right, but I get a lot of road oil on both my rims and the dust sticks to them. Usually happens before the winter season when the road crews slosh the stuff all over.

I put that magnetic plug in mine just for a safety check. Oil that dripped out (Amsoil) was perfectly clear straw yellow color.

It's been in there for 4500 miles now after I changed it at 1500 miles. I don't know if any dealer has changed it, but I doubt it.
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Yesterday, I gave my GT a good detailing so the rear wheel was as clean as showroom. Today, I went out for a casual 150-mile day ride. When I returned home I was just putzin' around the garage, looking over the bike and what-not. To my amazement, my rear wheel is still spotless. This has to be the first time EVER that I've gone for a ride and returned home with a squeaky clean rear wheel. I think my original final drive was leaking fluid from Day One, and I just missed the signs. Perhaps I just chalked it up to road grime, or brake dust, or, or, or... They don't call me the 'Village Idiot' for nothin'!
Greeeeaaaaattt !!!
I'm screwed.
I always have a collection of grimey crap on the rear rim.
So whats the best course of action Joe, Joe ???
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2007, 12:30 am
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Greeeeaaaaattt !!!
I'm screwed.
I always have a collection of grimey crap on the rear rim.
So whats the best course of action Joe, Joe ???
I'm not Joe, Joe (and he's sure not me ), but I'd say just clean the wheel very well, then monitor it closely. If the stuff comes back, try to see where it's leaking from, then go chat with your dealer.

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Exclamation Rear Wheel Grime

TONIGHT, JUST TO SALVE THAT NAGGING FEELING LEFT FROM READING YOUR NOTE, I REMOVED THE FILLER PLUG TO SEE WHETHER I HAVE LOST ANY GEAR OIL FROM MY REAR DRIVE. ......NOPE, AS SOON AS THE PLUG WAS WITHDRAWN, THE OIL DRIBBLED OUT. GUESS EITHER THE SMEAR IS EMINATING FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE, OR IT IS SO LITTLE THAT IT HAS NO EFFECT ON THE OIL LEVEL

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Yesterday, I gave my GT a good detailing so the rear wheel was as clean as showroom. Today, I went out for a casual 150-mile day ride. When I returned home I was just putzin' around the garage, looking over the bike and what-not. To my amazement, my rear wheel is still spotless. This has to be the first time EVER that I've gone for a ride and returned home with a squeaky clean rear wheel. I think my original final drive was leaking fluid from Day One, and I just missed the signs. Perhaps I just chalked it up to road grime, or brake dust, or, or, or... They don't call me the 'Village Idiot' for nothin'!
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