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Bottom of rear this thing sticking out.

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I'm trying to work out what your photo actually is! If it's a cylinder then I reckon that's a piece of base gasket.
 

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I'm trying to work out what your photo actually is! If it's a cylinder then I reckon that's a piece of base gasket.
Indeed it is the base of the rear cylinder.
Nothing leaking so I'm assuming the gasket is doing the job if that is what it is.
 

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Mate I'm not sure how long it's going to be before that starts leaking - but unfortunately I reckon it's going to be sooner rather than later. Big V-twins produce quite a lot of crankcase pressure and that base gasket is coming apart.
 

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Mate I'm not sure how long it's going to be before that starts leaking - but unfortunately I reckon it's going to be sooner rather than later. Big V-twins produce quite a lot of crankcase pressure and that base gasket is coming apart.
8 year old bike and it's been that way for at least the last two years that I've owned it. I think it will be fine. :)
 

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IV, this had me a bit intrigued so I did a bit of googling and found a post from another forum detailing exactly the same thing. I just went out to the garage and had a good look at XCT and the gasket's identical to yours - I'd just never noticed it. Took me a while to see it but there it was! The zoom on your pic made it look like it poked out quite a way.

I bought my bike new so I know it's never been apart. Obviously something that's done as part of the manufacturing process, so no cause for concern.

I've learned something so that's a bonus!
 

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IV, this had me a bit intrigued so I did a bit of googling and found a post from another forum detailing exactly the same thing. I just went out to the garage and had a good look at XCT and the gasket's identical to yours - I'd just never noticed it. Took me a while to see it but there it was! The zoom on your pic made it look like it poked out quite a way.

I bought my bike new so I know it's never been apart. Obviously something that's done as part of the manufacturing process, so no cause for concern.

I've learned something so that's a bonus!
Cool so I've nothing to be worried about then.
 

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Bottom of rear this thing sticking out.

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Mine's the same. It looks like the profile of the base gasket is not cut to the same shape as the actual cylinder base. It shouldn't be a problem, no leaks from mine at 117,000 kms.
 

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DO NOT TOUCH IT OR CUT IT

just leave it alone
 

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you know best! You have always told us that
Not sure where that is coming from. 🤷‍♂️ :unsure:
I don't plan to do anything with that tab sticking out.
 
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