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There is an oil leak from the push rod so i am trying to replace the rod and the seal... thing is i don't know how to do that

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  • jaybrown21 Oct 06, 2009

    i tried to pull the rod out, and it doesn't just come out... should i apply more force to get it out?

    The rod has worn dimples in it so i think that it needs to be replaced

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The only push rod in your bike is the clutch push rod. It is on the left side of the engine and between the flywheel and the chain sprocket. Just remove the left side chain cover to gain access to the rod. Pull the rod out of the center casing then use a screwdriver to pry the old seal out. Then just put a new seal in its' place and re-install the rod. The rod will not need to be replaced unless it is bent or is pitted from rust where it runs through the seal.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

  • tombones Oct 07, 2009

    Yes, it should pull out easy. If not, the rod is probably bent. You will not hurt anything inside the engine by pulling the rod out. Got vise grips?

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