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Okay -- it's click bait - kinda
I went out for an ice cream Saturday Evening and when I got back I noticed this ---





When it's leaking out of the lower nipple it's an indication of an internal seal failure :(

SO I spent Sunday putting in a new Final Drive - Luckily I keep a couple of spares on the shelf for just such an emergency

 

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@Wingsconsin looks like you stole my couch cushion... 🤣
Off an old This End Up couch ;)

TCLOCK, would of spotted that leak when it started.

Accumulation takes time. :rolleyes:

The drive (if original?) should be Silver. (an earlier change maybe?)
The best actual evidence of this leak is the spotting on the rear wheel - that's what I noticed first - I cleaned it off and took it for a ride of 45 miles-
Still dripping out of the nipple and hitting the wheel :(
THAT amount of accumulation occurred in less than 400 miles - I do not check the pressures every day in my tires -
I have done it so often I know the rate at which they may leak or I can feel a 3-4 lbs drop when riding -

Correct - it is not the OEM - it is a MODIFIED Final Drive I got in 2021 about 4500 miles ago -
Sent back now for a warranty inspection and rebuild (Henry is a stand up guy)

I like the black one as it matches the trim on my Orange bike -

My OEM unit is back on the bike for now so I can take a ride this week -- see ya'll in another 4500 miles
 
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