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Next weekend I'm planning to put my new clutch plates on my VN750. I also will be receiving brake pads so I'll throw them on as well. I'm also planning to do the spline lube with the rear lube according the the outstanding instructions provided on the site. I'm prepared to change my oil as well.


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Ive got you covered on the easy job... Brakes!

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All that stuff ain't too bad,Mike.almost a walk in the park. Just go slow and easy.

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Bring it on down to Bama and we'll put it on the bike lift. Makes it a whole lot easier to work on.
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All that stuff ain't too bad,Mike.almost a walk in the park. Just go slow and easy.
I'm hoping. Thanks for the words of encouragement.

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Bring it on down to Bama and we'll put it on the bike lift. Makes it a whole lot easier to work on.
I had a small lift which turned out to be more of a pain in the ass than any use. The center stand should work. I had knee pads for the longest time to help out with the knees. I picked up a treadmill pad for the floor. I fold it in half and I can get right up and down on that thing without any pain.

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Ive got you covered on the easy job... Brakes!
Thanks brother.

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All very simple stuff. Just don't use a Fram oil filter. They come unglued inside and plug up, destroying the engine.

While doing the spline lube, I would pull the rubber boot back, pull the driveshaft from the front bevel gear drive, And using a popsickle stick or small screwdriver, put plenty of grease on the front splines as well. These often get overlooked.

Part of the reason I don't have my engine back in yet is because I have rheumatoid arthritis, and can no longer get down on my knees. A bike lift would not help until after I got the engine bolted back into the frame.

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when doing the clutch leave the bike on the side stand and you will not spill more than a drop or two of oil and a few good right angle hook tools work wonders for getting the plates out of the basket

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All very simple stuff. Just don't use a Fram oil filter. They come unglued inside and plug up, destroying the engine.

While doing the spline lube, I would pull the rubber boot back, pull the driveshaft from the front bevel gear drive, And using a popsickle stick or small screwdriver, put plenty of grease on the front splines as well. These often get overlooked.

Part of the reason I don't have my engine back in yet is because I have rheumatoid arthritis, and can no longer get down on my knees. A bike lift would not help until after I got the engine bolted back into the frame.
I've reviewed videos on Youtube on the Fram filter. Thanks for the heads up! Thanks for the advice on the front splines. I would have overlooked them. Sorry to hear about the knees. Good luck with the bike. How about digging a really deep hole with stairs to get that engine back in the bike?.

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HID lighting 35 Watt White
Chrome Slotted oval Mirrors
Chilhowee Tank Bra
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