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dont know anything about that model but I would remove the bolt and put thread sealant on it and replace it and see how it goes.
I think Guzzisteve hit the nail on the head ,on this one! ( as usual ) Rick.
It wouldn't be the first time I've seen what is supposed to be a blind thread hole that inadvertently was machined through the inside or end of the casing, causing a leak. Harley had a few Sportster/Buell primary cases: one of the lower cover bolts would leak oil because the machining had punched though the material on the inside, allowing fluid to weep out around the threads.
I looked up the manual for the V7 engine and trans. Best as I can tell the bolt is holding the body of the trans to the front cover of the trans. No leak is good, but from what I see, the oil is not going to get to the clutch from that bolt. If it were me and from the manual, I'd either use some Loctite Thread Sealer or some Permatex #2 or Right Stuff on the threads and be done.On second thought, I might just use the gasket sealer on the bolt, not the threads and under the washer under the bolt head. Provided the oil is not coming out from the seam between the trans body and front trans cover.JMHO,Tom
Ya Im on board with this also. A little sealer isnt going to really hurt anything. And really if the fix ends up being pulling the trans to reseal it.. and the problem if you don't might be pulling the trans because some oil is on the clutch... Id really take the odds that a little thread sealer will fix me up fine for the long haul.
Clean it up and trade it in. Almost everyone who has traded for a V7 850 has had no regrets.
I would degrease the bolt, and hole as much as possible, with some carb cleaner spray, then goop up the threads on the bolt with some permatex black RTV silicone. You may get lucky and seal things up without tear down, or at least it may at least minimize the seepage. removing the bolt down the road should be no problem with the RTV.Good luckRick.
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Agreed, got to be worth a try. My favourite is threebond but, ultimately it'll likely need to be split and resealed eventually.
I had similar on the gearbox of my car, seems it was never properly 'gooped' when built and had a slight oil leak from the rear of the gearbox - strange how the dealer didn't point it out until after the warranty expired though.
Ultimately it wasn't that big a job and on a bike it's got to be easier (plus if it were me I'd DIY it anyway) so only the cost of the sealant and your time.
Very tempting. Had I not purchased a 21 V85 six months ago, Iíd likely be deep in research and/or negotiations already. The V7ii was my gateway Guzzi, the first, and Iíd hoped to keep it a looooong time. Think Iíll take it out for another ride or two to see how the situation develops before deciding. May try the RTV. Thanks all for the thoughts and suggestions!
Is it dripping or just a weep and creep?I've always ignored the weep and creep, and spray Balistol or WD-40 on the case and wipe down so it is all shiny and I can't tell
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