Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
The base of the water seal does NOT touch the oil seal, if the oil seal is properly installed! There is a small clearance between them, about 4 mm or 1/8th inch I'd suggest.
You should confirm that the weep hole Between the oil seal and the water seal is OPEN for drainage of either fluid to escape if either seal is leaking either type of fluid.
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Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 84,000+ miles & counting