There is a seal on the clutch basket, right at the end of it (where the rod goes through). You can pop it out with a screwdriver and replace it with a new one. Just make sure you fit the new seal the right way (each side is different).I'm paying close attention to your thread. After a louder, more violent than usual, "clunk" when downshifting, I now have oil coming out of the clutch side, spinning oil all over (vented clutch cover). I switched the pressure plate/bearings and still have the same problem.
Not attempting to thread jack. Just wondering how close our problems are.
what is the problem on your bike then ?I finally got an appropriate reply via private mail that was actually responsive to my questions and should lead to repairs.
i'd call this a neccessarity, to come up with answers...for the sake of others I will do a very brief re-cap.
The oil is coming out of the case where the clutch rod emerges.
There is oil in the motor just above the clutch rod that is supposed to be contained by the Alternator Cover and case join. Yes the clutch is dry but leaks happen.
it is some time that i saw the open engine, butThe alternator cover is supposed to be sealed by the liquid gasket. To keep the oil where it is supposed to be, and away from where it is not suppoed to be.
The area just above the clutch rod is supposed to be sealed with the gasket material but it sometimes fails and oil can drip down on the rod and it runs out.
There is no seal on the rod because it is supposed to be dry.
you have my best wishes.The remedy is to drain the oil, remove the Alternator cover, clean off the old gasket goop, clean and dry everything, reseal with fresh goop. Refill the oil, live happy.
was it brad ? why has he been to shy to writeMany thanks to our friend Australia who provided the technical information.
Thanks to muschi for the photo- that right there explains it for me!