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Shaft drive breather cap dripping oil

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  1. Daniel92

    Daniel92 New Member

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    I noticed this when driving in cold weather (around 30F). How much oil spill is too much? If it´s going to continue like this every day I´m out of oil in couple of months. [​IMG]
     

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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Hmm. Not an xj. As far as I know, that's the fill port. On xjs, you only fill it to the bottom of the hole, it can't leak if the level is below the hole.
     
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    Fill port is below that, you can see it at the bottom of the image. And it is Yamaha XJ 900.
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Looks like you have too much oil in there........you're just pushing final drive oil out of the breather cap. The filler cap is down to the right.

    It looks like someone stuck a regular bolt in instead of the correct filler cap, too.

    Where is the shock? The shock mount stud is missing, and there is a different bolt stuck in there, too........

    Dave
     
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    It's a later XJ900 Diversion; the one we never got.
     
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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Yeah, the disk brake threw me off. This usually happens when I try to sound like I know what's going on. Sorry.
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Even the early 900's had a disc brake back there
     
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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    It's still what threw me off. Now we've established that I am an ignorant fool regarding both early and late 900s. And Maxims. And 550s. And Secas. As well as 650s, and 750s. And carburetion. And 'lectrikity. And manners. And basic hygiene. And human interaction.
    But I AM a handsome devil.

    Edit: Just remembered how little I know about the 400s.
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    We understand--- since you're from CA, we'll let it go.....
     
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    I am not an xj guru, but I know a thing or two about geography... California is not my home.

    Oh shoot, forgot aboot Canada (who doesn't)!
    So I'm dmub about geography too. Still handsome though.
     
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