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April 5th, 2007, 04:29 PM   #1
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Guys,

We've finally put over 200 hours on our FE650 and the only problem I'm having with the bike is the weeping coolant out of the bleed hole. I've replaced the seal a number of times and it gets better and worse for no real reason, even on the same seal.
The shaft (the crank) is a little worn in different spots from the seals.
Has anyone had similar problems?
Are there and known fixes?

I'm going to tear the bike down completely now and get a good look at the insides. When I reassemble it I'd like to dial this one nagging problem in.

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JIMMY
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April 5th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #2
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Hey j, glad to see you on here! That leak you describe is a pain! I think most of us here will tell you that the leak at the weep hole is last issue Husaberg needs to address on this engine. If you dig through the owners doc, there are a couple of tips in there. The seal is delicate and can be damaged easily, I would suggest a little grease, but you have probably already tried that, but have you tried the special little tool that Husaberg sells to protect the seal during installation?
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April 5th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #3
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Husabutt just posted this pic the other day,



This will help install the side case without damaging the seal.

I promise you will be better treated here than on TT.

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April 5th, 2007, 06:34 PM   #4
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I actually made my own tool like that and I'm pretty versed in installing the seal, the bearing and the little O-ring on the crank. It just riddles me every time.
I'm wondering if the seal is too hard and the crank a little soft?
Is there a way to sleeve the crank if it is bad?

99% of the members at TT are fine and make a great board but like everything it has it's issues.

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April 5th, 2007, 06:43 PM   #5
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Nice to see you here Jimmy, I am a Dirt Rider Subscriber and as an enthusiast I appreciate your candor. I feel that you guys are as impartial as is possible, keep up the good work. Here's one for you the Aussie Bros here are planning a "Force Ride" Down Under in 2008 with a recon ride this May. How about Dirt Rider covering it ? These guys are Hard Core off roaders it's gotta make for a great story! Come on you missed the Moab Force Ride you owe it to yourself.

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this is a real problem area .

if it is going to give you problems they will be ongoing , you will find you have a good seal for a short time and then it will leak again .

i know that it helps to fit the seal into the case square , like exactly into the recess .

i used fine sand paper to smooth out the rough spots on the shaft .

my 650 had 200 hrs on it when i sold it and i had to constantly change the seals , it would only last a very short period and then leak .
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The 07 models have a different seal in behind the impellor that is softer and provides better sealing. The seal will be subbed in and is an all rubber seal, the old one had the steel case.

JL Glad to see you here. Keep up the good work

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Originally Posted by fryguy
The 07 models have a different seal in behind the impellor that is softer and provides better sealing. The seal will be subbed in and is an all rubber seal, the old one had the steel case.

JL Glad to see you here. Keep up the good work

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Does that part# replace for the 05 06???????
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Originally Posted by Bobzilla
Originally Posted by fryguy
The 07 models have a different seal in behind the impellor that is softer and provides better sealing. The seal will be subbed in and is an all rubber seal, the old one had the steel case.

JL Glad to see you here. Keep up the good work

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Does that part# replace for the 05 06???????
Possibly that is what fryguy means when he says "subbed in"
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I have had the sidecover on and off my 501 at least 20 times, never used an install tool and after about the first half dozen times I thought I should change the waterpump seals seeing as they can be a source of trouble. Anyway I pulled the old seal out (it was a full rubber type) and installed a genuine new one (steel back type). The new seal leaked quite excessivly after about a half an hour of riding and as I had planned a ride the following day all I could do to fix this problem was to try the old seal again. It worked, and to this day it still has not leaked, and I havent been game to try to replace it for fear of introducing a leak.

Maybe mine has the 07 seal in it so I might order one of them to see if it will fit as I am sure I will need one soon. So from my experience the full rubber type seems to be the go.

I did notice on my housing where the seal sits there was some damage, like a gouge from removing a seal carelessly, and I think mine possibly leaked past there and not up the shaft where the seal contacts it

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