Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Ontario, Canada
I know it's been many years since this conversation, but I'll give it a try. So my problem is of the similar matter. I have a Legend TT 2000, it is basically same triple and a Haynes Manual is one for all of the triples. So I've had an oil leak through the seal, I've got new seal from a dealer and could not remove the sleeve, made some scratches on the sleeve but put tape over it and installed it over the sleeve. It started leaking a lot less but still the chain and the rear sprocket is getting dirty. So I got onto this forum, read some threads and figured that it's best to get a seal from a "bearing" place and so I did. And as you mentioned the sleeve is only $3 Cad (price is still same) I ordered it. But when I got to draining the oil and opening the sprocket cover I decided that I have to beat the sleeve and while doing that I made lots of scratches and grooves on it so there was no way back. I don't know why, but its like a press fit. It was so tight, I had to put lots of penetration oil on it and waited for hours. And when I got it off its not coming back on (so tight)
Modern bikes all of them, have an O-ring over the countershaft and the sleeve fits easily, but this has to be tight because otherwise the oil will sneak underneath it. So right now my problem is that the sleeve dealer gave me is different from what I took of my bike. The rear inside bevel is not wide and thin enough and the sleeve just hits the metal with a matching sound. I contacted dealer and they ordered one more sleeve for me. But you know, it is a beautiful bike and every time they look at me as at a looser saying (we don't take on service bikes older than 2002). And when I needed a starter solenoid dealer said it's discontinued and I can't get a new one from them . . . And the sleeve that I got went by the part number and all of the proper specs. And now I can't put it together and ride and the season is coming to an end
Here is a photo of 2 sleeves
Any Ideas ??? Thank you !
Last edited by kl_vs; 09-27-2019 at 05:24 PM.