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    Question 2012 R1200Gsa 600 mile check rear main seal

    Really like my new GSA and I'm not to worried about it (yet) but when the 600 mile break in service was done there is a minor rear main seal leak.
    It will be r&r'd when the part comes in.
    Anybody know if this is just a fluke or have there been others?
    Thanks,
    Robb

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    Benchwrenching PGlaves's Avatar
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    I don't think that is a common early failure.

    When they get the part in, remind them to carefully check the shaft for burrs or other irregularities that might have caused the seal failure.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Burrs on the shaft

    I wish I could do it myself just to see what the problem was. The seal probably just got cocked when being pressed in or maybe there are burrs on the shaft which would just cause it to leak again if they aren't polished out.
    Thanks.
    Robb
    QUOTE=PGlaves;825864]I don't think that is a common early failure.

    When they get the part in, remind them to carefully check the shaft for burrs or other irregularities that might have caused the seal failure.[/QUOTE]

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    It was pretty common on the early Hexhead, but pretty rare on the new Camhead, yough not completely unheard of.

    Jim

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    Monitor for signs of another leak

    My 2005 GS has gone thru 5 rear main seals and 9 counterbalance seals. My bike had a early 2004 build date so my bike is the exception not the norm. But I would monitor the bike for signs of a leak. Enjoy you bike, I enjoy mine when it is out of the shop.

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    Me Too. '11 RT

    I just posted on another thread about my '11 RT seal failure at 10,000 miles, it was only 10 months old. New seal has 2200 miles on it. So far so good.

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