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Old 12-01-2010, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default oil leak coming from cover behind clucth cable

earlier this yr my clucth cable broke, no problems til after i changed the clucth cable i took it for a ride and saw oil leaking from behind a cover next to the clutch cable cover. what is causing it? what is the cover name? and how do i fix it?
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:38 AM   #2
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It's probably the clutch-cover. What bike? How bad is the leak, and how tolerant are you of having it?

It is PROBABLY just the gasket is seeping a bit - might be that merely re-torquing the cover-bolts will stop it. Next scenario involves removing the cover and replacing the gasket/re-sealing the mating surfaces with Yamabond/Hylomar sealant. Worst-case is a cracked/broken case.

Speaking of "cracks" - those bolts are likely torqued in INCH-POUNDS = essentially no tighter than you can get with a screwdriver, with only mild-to-moderate pressure. If you put a socket on them and really CRANK down on them, you will ALMOST CERTAINLY make it worse, and not better, and will probably pull the threads out of the bolt-holes, or break the cover (if you're lucky!).

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