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Steve
Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
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Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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Have a 83 flt 1340 shovel head had a bel belt drive

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Have a 83 flt 1340 shovel head had a bel belt drive installed turned it over and oil started leaking out of primary shouldn't be oil what could it be thx jim
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

- explain "had a belt drive installed" in more detail. primary or final drive?

- explain "turned it over" in more detail. wrecked? flipped?

- "oil started leaking out of primary" where, specifically???

- why shouldn't there be oil in the primary?

tell me everything you can.

Steve

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Primary
Went to start after battery install never ran
Never took primary cover off
I mean no oil with belt drive
Replaced with belt drive after main shaft and chain broke was told belt was good idea found out it wasn't
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

is the oil coming out the breather hose?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Don't want to take too much of ur time I'm just looking for it probably a seal or whatever or might be this u know what to look for when I go to fix someone said could be a nick in main shaft not sure whether it taper fit or a seal like I said wondering what it might be when I look at it thx jim
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

WHERE is the oil leaking from?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Main shaft ?
Couldn't see behind large or small sprockets that's why figure it's seal
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's leaking into where belt drive is and then out of primary cover on ground
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

I don't understand your responses .

I am going to OPT OUT so maybe another expert can help you.

best of luck.

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

when a belt drive is installed, the main shaft seal needs to be installed BACKWARDS or it will leak.

install the mainshaft seal with the lip facing IN.

Steve

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Only thing ran good for two years so would I be correct in thinking it's the seal only other thing is a plug of some kind can seal be fixed easily if I pull off sprockets
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

you pull the old seal by screwing a wood screw into it and pulling it out.

there is an installation tool to install the new seal. you can install a new one without it, but you have to know what you're doing an be careful.

Steve

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thx for ur help cheers
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve