Author Topic: Crankshaft seals  (Read 219 times)

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  • Yama-Cheese
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Crankshaft seals
« on: June 03, 2018, 01:55:53 PM »

Until I find a shop manual, please forgive me being a pest. About to replace the seals. Do I press them in dry or use a thin smear of something?

And, of course, there's always ONE MORE QUESTION. What's the recommended gearbox oil?

I think I'm close to done with the beginner stuff.  I raced Ossa Stilletto's and Elsinores and KX's in the seventies. Been out of it for a long time. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Offline T.RexRacing

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Re: Crankshaft seals
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 01:48:27 AM »
I always wet the seal with two-stroke oil unless manual says otherwise. Manual on the older bikes says 10w30 for gearbox oil. In my 465 I've used everything from synthetic gear oil to the recommended and find the 10W30 works best. Easiest to find neutral,bike doesn't creep in gear and is easy to adjust. Using the multigrade allows frequent changes too as it's cheaper. And as we all know clean oil is really the best.
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