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Leak & vibration

Thanx for the speedy reply. I have 2 more questions on my 1998 Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan. Where the driveshaft goes into the rear wheel there is oil leaking around that hub and spraying on the tire, the bike sat for awhile will this go away after the seal or "O" ring swells or does it have to be replaced. Lastly I thought with a drive shaft there where no vibratios like a chain. I seem to be getting a little vibration is this normal...THANX again for your expertise and quick response.

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  • Michael Carnevale
    Michael Carnevale May 26, 2009

    Very good... Where do you grease it ?

  • Michael Carnevale
    Michael Carnevale May 27, 2009

    Great Thanx a Million.

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Yes the 'O' ring or the seal has gone it has to be replaced, and about the vibrations, is it coming from around the rear side at the shaft or at the cross joint?
Probabely the cross-joint has a play, greasing it would sometimes help if the play is not big.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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    Murtaza Akberali Versi May 27, 2009

    There should be a grease nipple on the cross-joint , you will have to remove the dust (boot) cover to get access to the x-joint.

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