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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2010, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Spline lube

Well I got it done finally... glad to say the splines looked good. My safety course was scheduled for 8/23 - 25 but got moved up to 8/9 - 11 so I will be road legal two weeks sooner



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...so I will be road legal two weeks sooner
I wonder how many riders have the motorcycle endorsement on their license?
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just got mine 3 weeks ago after 3 years of riding, aced the ohio test but bike started acting up right after, all is good for now though I hope!

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whats this endorsement thing ? lol

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I have a special MC classification for Massachusetts on my license. Had to take a drivers test just like car. Had to do circles and figure 8's in parking lot. But that was 30 years ago. Even when I didnr have a bike I kept the classification on my license.
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whats this endorsement thing ? lol
It means you're not riding with a learner's permit. You have to take a test, like you do for a car, or most states will wave this if you pass the MSF course. Here in KY, having the endorsement rather than just the permit frees you from a few restrictions. You can legally ride two up and also after dark. Once you've had your endorsement for a year, you may also ride without a helmet if you choose to. I got mine last year after completing the MSF rider course. I also found out last year that some events may require you have the endorsement to participate. I wanted to ride in the leg of the Run for the Wall when it came through my area last year, but could not because I only had my permit at the time.

Mom, I'm not wearing my helmet only for the purpose of taking this picture and
the background was digitally blurred to make it look like I'm going really fast.
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I am old enough that all I had to do was take the written test and driving test. Passed them both and I am legal for day or night.

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I got mine back on my 16th birthday in 1975. All I had to do was take a 25 word written test, and ride the bike, a '72 Suzuki GT380, a couple of circles around the parking lot. I have since taken both the beginners and experienced MSF rider courses, and had some training with our city's police motorcycle drill team. Jerry.

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Im only 5'-4" and I had a 1973 Yamaha TX-750. The instructor dismissed the first two guys in front of me because of Ape Hangers and not legal directionals. He looked at me and asked if I knew anybody with a smaller bike. I said , no, this is what I ride. We had to go 6 months with a learners in 1980 in Mass., no passengers, no night riding.
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Back to the spline lube...

I am just about ready to lube my drive splines. I'm curious as to why it is necessary to pack the spline coupling with as much moly as pointed out in the instructions. It would seem to me that giving the male and female splines a generous coating of moly paste should be enough to do the job. Wouldn't the spline movement tend to want to force any excess lube out anyway? And if it is not on the spline teeth, it's useless. Can anyone explain why so much grease is recommended?

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