Can't stop primary leak

Transmission, clutch, chains and belts
Forum rules
Please do not start new topics here, but here: New Panhead and Flathead topics
Billy
Posts: 789
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:57 am
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Can't stop primary leak

#31

Post by Billy » Wed Dec 29, 2004 5:12 am

Cotten-
Yes 45's thru 1973 still do the same thing!! I'm Glad..

Which, I prefer to what HD started in 65 Big Twins + newer thru 'chubbles'. Which was have the motor oil go in the primary & lube up everything & then, be sucked back into the oil tank, continiously revolving.
Any Wrenches here know clutches make messy, contaminated oil. That is 'Re-introduced to the motor'.
Kinda like taking a bath in the same water a pig just bathed in.
You get the idea.. Never liked "That HD Improvement"
Never will... :
I have my own way to deal w/that one. & It's no secret.
I'm not trying to push books, just pass info & p/up info as well...



Cotten
Posts: 6913
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:09 am
Location: Central Illinois
Has thanked: 100 times
Been thanked: 271 times

Re: Can't stop primary leak

#32

Post by Cotten » Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:06 pm

Indians from sometime about '33 on had an enclosed aluminum chaincase with an adjustor shoe, and shared a wet sump with the transmission... Until the last Chiefs, when the tranny and primary were sealed off separately.

Sound familiar?

There was still a mess of oil from the rear chain, so the bottom line is: If you want a vintage machine but can't stand the sight of oil, don't look at it!

richierich
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:07 pm
Bikes: 1952 Harley Davidson panhead
Location: Hillsboro,Oregon

Re: Can't stop primary leak

#33

Post by richierich » Sun May 22, 2011 9:31 pm

I did the belt drive thing and replaced pinion seal on engine with colony seal, simple r&r remove clip dige seal out , install new seal replace keeper ring and no more issues
it's done 001.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

richierich
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:07 pm
Bikes: 1952 Harley Davidson panhead
Location: Hillsboro,Oregon

Re: Can't stop primary leak

#34

Post by richierich » Thu May 03, 2012 3:35 pm

Here here Head hog ,Colony seal , belt drive and redirected vent to # 2 chain been running it for three years ....no issues

Post Reply

Return to “Transmission, Clutch, Belt & Chains”