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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-07-2017, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Default Trip and shifter shaft blew seal out.

I know I have read on here before about shifter shaft seals going out or blowing out. Will with 48K on my XR it happened to me. This past Saturday going out of Superior, Az. heading south my left foot slipped off the floorboard. Pulled over and seen oil coming out by the shift shaft very quickly. Well the group I was riding with thought I was fooling with my water on my seat. They had all rode on by. I sent text to a few of them. One local, a guy named Gilbert stopped went and got me some oil. Thanks Gilbert, gave me a quart of oil, no charge, he said get home safe. Still good people out there. Also another couple on a HD stopped offered me help and water, again thanks to I believe his name was Rick and his wife/girlfriend, so there still are good people out there, yes. Sooooo of course I did not have a funnel. SO I looked in my bag, found a hose I use to syphen gas if need be. Put the hose into the fill hole and poured the oil down the outside of the hose, it ran down into the engine. Road back into Superior, Az. Looked for truck rental on the phone, none that it brought up. Went to Family Dollar. Bought a funnel, bought two qts of engine oil. Headed west back towards Phx. Stopped three times and checked the oil. Made it into Mesa, Az. Stopped at Victory of Mesa(Kellys-Victory, Kawasaki). If they were busy I was going to buy the seal if they had it and take it home and install it. Got there Bruce in the shop told me to pull it in, he said it should take about 15-minutes. I let him do it. They even washed the bike off. I was out of there in less than an hour, I looked around also at bikes and bought a shirt. Victory in Mesa was very fair, and the service was great, sorry they are stopping production on these bikes. I am an equipment mechanic myself and yes I could have done it myself, but guess what I got to continue on my ride! Went on down to Tombstone,Az. for the night. Thanks to all those people that helped. Yes it was also a very hot weekend, but we had a good time. Remember Mesa,Az. Victory on Country Club, good people. Thanks.

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Glad to hear it all worked out. BTW I would have stopped for you also. Always keep a couple bottles of water and a quart of oil in the truck.

I was also at Vic of Mesa today for my 500 mile service after my XC purchase last month. Been very happy with their service and knowledge of the bikes. Drove across town in the 100 degree heat today cuz I vowed never to by from the dealer closer to me in on the west side.

They have been buying up a bunch of stock from Polaris. Not sure how long the good deals will last.

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They did some warranty work on my wifes bike. One of the better experiences we had from a dealer. The Vic dealer out in AJ was good also.

Glad it all went well. How hot was it this last weekend there?

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@Speedblue what an adventure, no matter how small the problem, it is nice to read people stop to help, in my CCT i carry all kind of tools.... I helped out a bunch of Vespa's on the side of the road, but they had all the help and tools , stopped at a new car sitting in a ditch, etc etc....

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If that seal pops out again, just push it back in the hole. Use any implement to push it in a little firmly until you can do a proper job of seating it. When mine did that it only dripped oil when it was leaning on the side stand.
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If that seal pops out again, just push it back in the hole. Use any implement to push it in a little firmly until you can do a proper job of seating it. When mine did that it only dripped oil when it was leaning on the side stand.


What I did when happened to me .. Lost very little oil on the 50 Mile Ride Home ..


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If that seal pops out again, just push it back in the hole. Use any implement to push it in a little firmly until you can do a proper job of seating it. When mine did that it only dripped oil when it was leaning on the side stand.
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makes me wonder if the seal was installed the right way.

O well your doing good now thats all that counts

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Nice little pearl of wisdom here......
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Pushing the seal back in helps, if it won't stay in wrap about a foot of thread or dental floss around it then tap it in. The thread/floss will increase the diameter of the seal and hold it in. Worked for me with no leaking until I could get a new seal 900 miles later.

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