Originally Posted by 909Honda
Just noticed a small leak like a microscopic leak coming from the bearing that surrounds the shift linkage, I notice it has a holder of some sort? i'm thining about loosening the holder and slightly tapping the bearing in?good idea or no? I looked through the manuel but had no luck finding this ? going to look again!
I think you mean the oil seal around the shift shaft?
I don't know if it's possible to replace the seal without opening the engine but I would assume you can.
If there's room you could try gluing another seal over the leaking one with silicone. I did this on a VTR250 (which requires splitting the engine to get the old seal out) and it worked just fine. As far as I know it's still working fine but the guy I did it for sold the bike a couple of years ago.