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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Flushing, NY
what's the part number (or name) of ... that bolt to remove for final drive oil?
I haven't done this for 2 years and I'm sure it's time to do it again... Change my final drive oil. Especially since I put in straight 90W the last time and now I've got Mobile 75-90.
I remember the procedure was pretty simple: put the bike on the center stand, remove the bolt on the left side of the rear wheel, drain out the fluid (giving the rear wheel a few spins to get it all out), then put the bolt back on and fill with a rubber tube/funnel combo, spinning the wheel backwards with each dollop until it's full.
The thing is, I also remember the bolt being made of rather soft aluminum and being advised to use a new one every time I did this. I also remember buying a few extra the first time I did it, but the thing about only having done it once in the past 2 years is that it's who-knows-where in my garage.
I went to BikeBandit to buy a few more (this time, of course, I'll keep better track of them...), but I can't find it on the final drive schematics for the VN750. And I don't remember the "proper" term for it either.
Any help? I'd like to drop the BB order in now along with some other stuff for Spring Cleaning. Did the bolt tightening, oil/filter change, spark plug check and air filter maintenance today, and would like to do brake fluid, fork oil, final drive fluid and air-in-shocks check next weekend.
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