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Oil leak on 2002 XR80

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Noticed the little bike is leaking oil out of what appears to be where the gear shifter meets the crankcase. Will this part on bike bandit solve my woes: 9: OIL SEAL (11.6X23X10) (ARAI) 243078-001? Or perhaps something more hideous is occuring. I took a look at it and it seems the old seal is deformed and old on the top portion. Anyone else have/had a similar problem? Was it an easy fix? I will be purchasing a Clymer Manual soon. Thanks for any words that could help me.

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Hmmm. . . the shaft looks straight. I took off the lever seems the actual housing on the case is cracked. Looks like a chip of it came off and the rubber seal is eroding. I don't see a long crack or anything on the crankcase just a piece of the metal surrounding the ring is missing, not awful I think the rubber gasket may be the culprit but obviously the small chunk of missing metal is not helping. I may need to take a picture so you can see what I am talking about.

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probably not helping maybe you could jb weld the crack and replace the seal.

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So is the rubber oil seal just placed in there via force? Don't have a manual handy and want to make sure I can just pull out the old one with the shaft still there (needle nose) and just wedge the new one in by hand over the shaft?

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i would assume so but i have never had to replace mine so i dont know for sure

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Get the old one out with a angled pick or something, then and a bit a grease to the new seal. Put a washer up against the seal and Get a deep socket or a little pipe to go over the shaft. Gently tap it onto place evenly. Hopefully, that will fix it.

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Cool, now with the washer I am assuming that is just to get an even squeeze on the seal to make sure it is well placed? I know dumb question, just making sure you aren't saying anything about a washer permanently being there. Good advice, thank you!

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