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poppinsmoke 03-28-2016 11:22 PM

String of bad luck
So after inheriting someone else's unfinished project I have been chasing my tail trying to keeping the bitch on the road.

Bike is a Custom chrome El Dorado kit with a revtech 88 and 5 speed.

Shit like bent wheel flanges, the bike being wired by Ray Charles, pretty much every spacer being wrong, brake pads backwards, etc.

After chasing down what I thought were most of the problems, I had her on the road and life seemed good.

Then the stator took a shit, I replace the stator, rotor, and reg, no big deal.

I even figure out why the stator took a shit loose battery cable arching so bad it melted the positive terminal; so she gets a new battery too.

Perhaps I had one to many beers while doing the job, a few days later I am riding her and the the bottom end in knocking like it's got a warrant.

I cross my fingers and open the primary and find the problem pretty quick, the compensator pulley is loose and my drunk ass left out a spacer.

I take care of that and button her back up and it's all gravy, till I pour the primary fluid in and after about half a bottle is starts to pour out as fast as I can pour it in.

It looks like its coming from the drain plug but after eliminating that as the source, I notice that it coming from 12 o'clock postion above the plug on the back side of the inner primary.

I can feel a groove that has been worn into the inner primary that lines up with the lower half of the drive belt, I assume came from the shit show that was the spacer snafu when I bought the bike.

I never felt or heard any grinding and the belt looks good no sight of damage.

It doesn't seem to have worn a hole as I can shine a bright ass flashlight past the clutch basket and not see light on the other side.

So fo the leak I am thinking transmission shaft seal but I didn't think the fluid climbed that high during a fluid refill the fluid wasn't even to the bottom of the clutch plates.

I cant' touch the bike till the weekend, but I am going crazier trying to figure this out without yanking the inner primary.

I am glade I have the Garbage wagon to ride, so at least I am not stuck in a cage.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance for any and all replies.

madmastiff 04-02-2016 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by poppinsmoke (Post 1271584)
Perhaps I had one to many beers

... the compensator pulley is loose and my drunk ass left out a spacer.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance for any and all replies.


appears most of your problems are self inflicted.
drink some more while your driving and it's gonna end up miserable and you'll be a statistic

poppinsmoke 04-08-2016 04:47 PM

It was a joke, I drank a few beers while working on the bike not riding it, but I did say thanks for any and all replies, BTW you left your soapbox

pushrod243 04-08-2016 07:28 PM

Are the bolts in the inner tight thats about where they are. hard for it too leak anywhere else just sitting on a work bench or lift since the fluid isnt that high

poppinsmoke 04-10-2016 04:51 PM

I will check that as soon as OT calms down at work, thanks for the suggestion.

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