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1Back to top Go down   Paralever Final Drive Crown Seal Empty Paralever Final Drive Crown Seal on Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:44 pm

Tfreeze

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After sitting for 20 years, I put a K100RS 16V back into service and as expected I am having to take care of a few issues here and there.

The other night I came home from a ride and found oil dripping off the final drive. I pulled the pivot boot back; dry. With the rear wheel and disc off it is obvious that my Crown Seal has puked. 

I read MikeP's excellent "how to" on replacing the bearing and seal, but am wondering if I really need to pull the housing? I checked for play, and the bearing seems good. I have read of a few people using self-tapping screws to pull the seal out without removing the housing.

So what is the general wisdom: Pull the housing because it is the right thing to do, or just pull the seal and don't open a can of worms?

Thanks,
Trevor

    

2Back to top Go down   Paralever Final Drive Crown Seal Empty Re: Paralever Final Drive Crown Seal on Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:28 pm

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Pulling the backing plate off is the easy thing to do. 8 bolts then remove the plate replace the seal and big O-ring and replace the plate. Should take 20 minutes and you can even leave it on the bike provided you have a good drip tray for the oil.
Using self taping screws is doing it the hard way.


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3Back to top Go down   Paralever Final Drive Crown Seal Empty Re: Paralever Final Drive Crown Seal on Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:12 am

robmack

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Take a look at this video to see the process of opening/closing the paralever rear gearbox. As Rick says, it's fairly easy and straightforward.


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4Back to top Go down   Paralever Final Drive Crown Seal Empty Re: Paralever Final Drive Crown Seal on Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:10 pm

Tfreeze

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Thanks for the info and video.

My local BMW parts store had the housing o-ring in stock for $8.....

I am fresh out of excuses to avoid pulling the housing apart.

    

5Back to top Go down   Paralever Final Drive Crown Seal Empty Re: Paralever Final Drive Crown Seal on Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:24 am

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When you  pull the seal out, check the cage of the bearing. Early signs of impending doom are missing rivets on the bearing cage. Otherwise as suggested just pop a new one back in.

Mike

    

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