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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-03-2006, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Quick question bout the drive shaft front end.

Gonna lube the splines on the driveshaft (rear) and probabily throw some lithium grease on the U joint up front. Anything need done with the splines forward of the U joint? (where it connects to the transmission) Im thinking youd need to drop the swing arm to get to them, not sure if im up for all that. Any help would be greatly apreciated.

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Im thinking youd need to drop the swing arm to get to them, not sure if im up for all that. Any help would be greatly apreciated.
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I think you need to remove swingarm to get to the front splines. I'm pretty sure because I lubed rear splines recently and couldn't get to the front. Rubber boot didn't really want to let me in, so I hope my front splines and U are ok.
I don't know if you can pull the whole driveshaft out through the rear, but anyway gotta put it back somehow.
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I just did mine this spring, Whan you have the swing arm hanging and the tire off you can move the rubber boot from the rear to access the front splines. I used a small paintbrush and applied the grease to the splines. They were dry but no rust. You can move the drive shaft back and forth to get them lubed good, you dont want to remove it because it would be very hard to get back on. As long as the rear drive is off you can move the drive shaft, mine wouldent come all the way off even if I tried. A quick tip, If you put a 2X6 under the center stand it will give you more hight to remove the rear wheel. You can also tie the Center stand to the front tire, It cant fall then. Good luck it was easy.

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I agree. You gain a little more room to work by removing the left side cover. You can see and access just enough to brush on moly and move the shaft back and forth, and rotate it to get all sides. My drive shaft seemed like it would come off the spline if I let it, so I was careful not to pull it too far back.

Just make sure you button the rubber boot back on tight.

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Agree with Ccspinner and fergy. Only difference: I pulled mine all the way out but it wasn't that difficult to get it back in.
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