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09-16-2013, 11:42 PM,
#1
75,000 miles and a few oil leaks along the way
ok so my tresured 1100 has done 75,000 mile or 120,000km, thats a long way by any standard. during the last 20,000 miles/ 30,000km I have had to replace 2x valve cover O ring seals and 1 x Blank Cap seal opposite the timing chain tensioner.
so my question is should I just jump in and change the other 2 valve cover seals and the other Blank cap even though there is no sign of a leak. Or should I take the 'if it aint broke don't fix it' attitude, which I might add I have long been a believer in
Jmck
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09-17-2013, 01:02 AM,
#2
RE: 75,000 miles and a few oil leaks along the way
(09-16-2013, 11:42 PM)jmck Wrote: ok so my tresured 1100 has done 75,000 mile or 120,000km, thats a long way by any standard. during the last 20,000 miles/ 30,000km I have had to replace 2x valve cover O ring seals and 1 x Blank Cap seal opposite the timing chain tensioner.
so my question is should I just jump in and change the other 2 valve cover seals and the other Blank cap even though there is no sign of a leak. Or should I take the 'if it aint broke don't fix it' attitude, which I might add I have long been a believer in
@jmck, that's good running and it comes from looking after it and I know how much you treasure that bike.

For my money: Go with your beliefs!!! If it ain't broke .... don't fix it!

Gibbo
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09-17-2013, 03:06 AM,
#3
75,000 miles and a few oil leaks along the way
Unless replacements are required in sets or pairs, I agree with @Gibbo!
There is great need for a sarcasm font.
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09-17-2013, 07:40 AM,
#4
RE: 75,000 miles and a few oil leaks along the way
Yep, @jmck I agree with what @Gibbo and @SnaykByte said. I didn't have my appendectomy until I needed it. Smile
Never tell someone more than they are willing to hear.
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09-17-2013, 11:25 AM,
#5
RE: 75,000 miles and a few oil leaks along the way
wow, 75000 huh, thats great, and i was just told that since mine has 39000 wouldnt get much for her if was to sell.
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11-22-2014, 09:07 PM,
#6
RE: 75,000 miles and a few oil leaks along the way
I have almost 49,000 on a 2002 1100 Classic. Been in the family since 1 year old. Hopefully will go another 50k before major work. Had an oil sample analysis and it was good.
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11-22-2014, 10:05 PM,
#7
RE: 75,000 miles and a few oil leaks along the way
Thats great to hear randy! I only have a measly 15k or so on my 09' but im happy to read another good thing about the longevity of these bikes
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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11-23-2014, 12:55 AM,
#8
RE: 75,000 miles and a few oil leaks along the way
I'll be the dissenting opinion. I would just replace them. My theory is they can''t have much life left in them since the others were leaking.
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11-23-2014, 05:30 AM,
#9
RE: 75,000 miles and a few oil leaks along the way
you do know the original post is over a year old? haha
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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11-24-2014, 12:46 PM,
#10
RE: 75,000 miles and a few oil leaks along the way
No, I didn't.
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11-28-2014, 09:45 PM,
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RE: 75,000 miles and a few oil leaks along the way
It is a year old but perhaps I should have changed the other O rings because, you guessed it one of them has started to leak.

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