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V9 - possible rear drive leak?

Discussion in 'V7/V9 Chat & Tech' started by bkiser, Mar 20, 2017 at 5:37 AM.

  1. bkiser

    bkiser Just got it firing!

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    When I got back from a 35 mile easy break-in ride on my V9 yesterday, I noticed the right side of the back tire had streaks of liquid that appeared to be radiating out from the center. Wiped it off and it was black and smelled like gear oil, not engine oil. Left the bike overnight and no drips appeared on the floor, and I couldn't find a visible source on the bike. How concerned should I be about this?

    A. keep an eye on it and keep riding gently
    B. call roadside assistance and have it immediately take to shop
    C. common problem, ya noob, and here's how to fix it

    No matter, I bought a Guzzi knowing that there could be some teething issues that might need to get worked out. I love the bike more each time I ride it- up to about 150 miles now.

    Brian
    Ringgold, GA gear_oil_rear_tire.jpg
     
  2. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT Founder!

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    Not a possible leak, it is a rear drive leak. Get it to your dealer for repair.
     
  3. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member

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    As John says above. I have also found on some '16 V7 II's the rear drive flange bolts under the wheel were loose. We check tightness on all we service.
     
  4. bkiser

    bkiser Just got it firing!

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    Is it possible that the rear drive is not venting correctly? This was the longest, warmest ride I have been on by far. I noticed that the V7 has a vent at the top of the rear drive and my V9 has a flush-fitting rubber plug. Is there a vent underneath the plug? It looks better but seems like it would be an impediment to venting. I could have sworn that I read new Guzzis had roadside assistance, but I have not found that information in my paperwork yet.
     

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