Have an update on the seal. Its still holding up guys!!! 5000 miles later!! 07/10/2014:biggrinWorked for me I thought what do I have to lose more oil? Not a lot of work very easy. Thank you for posting your idea. I'm very happy with the out come. No more leak!! Push rod oil seal is sealed!! Lets hope it stays this way i'll keep you guys posted.
What year of GSX did you do this on?This is a simple fix for this problem and it last indefinitely, cost about $15
You will need:
1/8 x 1" fender washer
1/4 ID o-ring
15/64 drill bit
Hello. First post here. I am in the process of doing maintenance on my bike as the winter winds down. While replacing my chain I noticed a ton of "gunk" in that general area and realized the push rod seal was leaking. When I learned that I had to drop the engine I was pretty unhappy. Luckily I saw this post and it is what I ended up doing. I replaced the seal with a hearty layer of permatex aviation gasket maker and pressed it back in. I may also do a bead of rtv silicone to be safe and also support the seal a bit more since that lip is gone. I don't see any real reason the seal won't stay put regardless, but why risk it.I had this same problem with my 04 750 a couple years ago. The seal is supposed to be replaced from the inside of the motor since there is a lip on the outside keeping the seal in place. I was able to replace it without opening the motor. I pulled the seal out which did tear it up but it was trash anyways. Stuffed a rag into the hole to prevent debris from getting into the motor. Used an air grinder with a barrel grinder bit to remove the ledge holding the seal in. Cleaned up the area with a finer grit sandpaper. Cleaned all the shavings out before removing the rag. Installed the new seal to the same depth the old one was at. Ran a bead of hi temp rtv around the outside from the seal to the case. Put it all back together. Took me an hour. I never had a single drop leak from it and it didnt look like a hack job either.