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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-21-2018, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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20k Inspection

I just recently crossed 20k miles on my bike. I decided to check the rear end. The splines look good!

I have a considerable amount of brake dust in the coupling between the wheel and the drive unit. Is that normal? It seems like that would cause a lot of problems.
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'89 VN750 Bought stock 4/12/18 @ 17805.9 miles $800. Wrecked once. 27454.5+ miles

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Well, when was the last time you were in there? At the 10k mark?

2000 VN750
Digital voltmeter
Lubed spline (5k)
New tires (5k)
Pick up coils to .20mm
K&N air&oil filters
Relocate R&R
2 wire mod
Iridium plugs (7.2k)
Change oil and filter (8.6k)
Removal of the CA emissions (7.3k)
Cap Reed valves off the engine (7.3k)
Redesign stock seat (8k)
Change Engine Ice (8k)
Install KLR650 bars (8.3k)
Change final drive oil (8.3k)
Install power source & phone mount (8.5k)
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-21-2018, 06:21 PM
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sure its brake dust? or just plain dirt?

the splined connection between the final drive and the wheel takes VERY little lubrication. many over grease it and it makes a mess. The splines from driveshaft to final look great tho! clean and regrease and good for another couple years

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