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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-18-2015, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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oil leak and valve ticking?

so i did my starter clutch and now im running yamalube 10w-40. now i notice a tick sounds like valves to me. is it i should run a heavier oil?
i just got the bike so not sure what he had in it for oil.

and i have a small leak coming out of the shiftier seal how do you fix this? it seems to be pulled out in the towards the back of the bike.... should i just push it back in?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-19-2015, 04:24 AM
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On the 1100 you need to hear the valves ticking. If you don't they are probably adjusted to tight. I run 10W40 in the spring and change over to 20W50 for the summer. This heavier grade oil helps in abating the ticking noise but you still hear it a bit. As for the shifter seal, you could try to push it back in but be prepared to change it if it starts leaking more. Mine weeps a bit but until it leaks I'll wait to change it out in the fall before I store the bike for the winter.

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can it be replaced with out taking the side cover off?

and the tic must just be more noticeable because i couldn't ride for a lil bit
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No unfortunately you have to pull the crankcase cover to get at the seal.

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pushed it back in seems to have stopped leaking
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-20-2015, 08:16 PM
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Good stuff. Now you need to go on a nice long ride to test it out, say about 400 klicks

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