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My C109RT only has 480miles and is leaking oil where the shaft drive meets the engine is that a very serious problem and how long would it take to fix if one had parts in hand. It has an appointment at honda the 28th but my dream bike needs fixed now ! At least have peace of mind of what needs to be done. is that normal for a new motorcycle to leak like that? Is it a lemon? Is it doomed?

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1.It is Not normal

2.Could have been a bad seal installed.
Could have been a metal burr left on the shaft, when the shaft was machined.
Could have been a Friday, and everyone at the factory was looking for Saturday, and messed up this installation. (lol!)

3.Patience is a virtue. Ride the bike now, run it low, or out of fluid in that drive, and you'll be waiting until you get Big Bucks to fix it, and waiting on next year to ride. Catch my drift?

Stay off of it for three days. IF You have to ride it to the shop, MAKE SURE that final drive unit is FULL! (And pray it doesn't run low, or out, on the way!)
Doomed? Chin up man! It's only a seal. May have been caused by a bad bearing.

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