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I have a push rod oil seal that is leaking. I took out the old seal but realized that the seal doesn't go in the same way....I'm not sure how to replace the seal.

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    • The 1984 VF1100 had a four-stroke, 1,098 cubic-centimeter V4 engine with four valves per cylinder. It takes the pistons four strokes to complete an engine cycle in a four-stroke engine. The V4 meant that two banks of two cylinders each were arranged in a "V" shape on this engine.
    • The 1984 Sabre engine produced 121 horsepower at 9,500 revolutions per minute (rpm) and 75 ft-lbs. of torque at 7,500 rpm. Horsepower is a unit of power equal to 550 ft-lbs. per second, and torque is a measure of how much turning force is applied to the drive system by the engine.

    • The Sabre weighed 532 pounds and had a wheelbase of 62.6 inches. The seat was 32.7 inches high. The front suspension of the Sabre used telescopic forks, and the rear suspension had a single shock swing-arm. The bike had dual disc brakes in front and a single disc in the rear, and the fuel tank held 5.8 gallons.

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change the oil seals and oil in the fork,and avoid wheelies on the bike and off road biking 

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no but the problem is not the seal you need to replace the shift shaft and the seal.

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