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    My gaiter has split quite badly and is allowing the oil to pour out. So rather than drop the engine to replace it I am looking for a quick fix. I'm thinking inner tube and shoe goo. Any thoughts?
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    Looks like you need to replace the output shaft oil seal. It is not a hard job and can be done with engine in place - at least that is how I did mine

    My bike runs with no gaiter so do not worry about that. Just unbolt the shaft from the output shaft , slide it out of the way , prise out the old seal and gently tap in the new. Re-assembly is a reversal of above.



    If you just use inner tube and glue you would allow the swing arm , where the drive shaft fits in , to fill with engine oil. Consequently the engine would run a bit low on oil and could possibly seize. Best case would be the diff unit would piss out oil all over the rear end of bike ( not a good idea )

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    There should be no motor oil in that rubber boot.

    as previously stated, replace the drive-shaft seal.

    Carefully!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Cheers guys. Are they fairly easy to get hold of?
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    i sent you a pm have a look
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    Sidecar Bob posted this a while back; it might help with the split gaiter after you fix the oil leak. Fib
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    Quite a few around at varying prices,



    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...+boot&_sacat=0





    I wouldn't run without one as road grime and crap can ruin the U/J,which is a bigger job.Why take the risk for such a small cost?



    Also and of course the good old,"Shoe Goo",



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    Triple 0 - Licensed to Kibitz fibonacci's Avatar
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    Are there any differences between the CX and the GL boot/gaiter? Those don't all look identical; made me curious.



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    Yes there is a difference. I had a CX doner bike until the other day and I was going torob the gaiter off that but it was quite different unfortunately
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    Thanks. Not something I had considered but that makes perfect sense. Trouble is I am having trouble sourcing one. Are you aware of anywhere that sells these?
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