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Just doing a clutch change on my 1750. I was advised that it was worth changing the rear main seal whilst the clutch was off, which I did. The problem is that the new seal was really hard to get in. Its gone in square, but its jammed about 1.5mm proud of the rear face of the crankcase. I stopped hitting it, as it was starting to distort. I figured that it was probably ok, as the exposed bit of the seal that is chamfered off anyway, so the important part (in terms of location and sealing) is where it should be, it just looks a bit nasty.
I've put it all back together now, so I'm really looking for assurance, rather advice. The seal is not under full oil pressure right? and if it was that hard to get in then it should't come out easily either?.... How tolerant are lip seals? do they fall out often? Can I sleep easy?

The best bit is that the original seal was ok, but I guess I wouldn't have known that if I hadn't checked...
 
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