I’m slowly fixing the small issues on my bike, but can’t seem to resolve a small oil leak from the gear lever shaft on my GB7 gearbox. The bush and seal have been replaced, and the shaft is smooth, clean and doesn’t wobble, but it still dribbles after a few minutes on the road. It doesn’t leak when the bike is parked.
The GB7 box on my other Ariel doesn’t do this. Is this fixable, or just something to live with?
I’ve got a spare cover, so I’m willing to try putting a ‘proper’ oil seal in rather than the rubber ring that Burman specified.
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