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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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OK- You should lube the spleen?

I took my 750 to the shop to have some work done. After reading about lubing the spleen, I asked them to lube the spleen. They had no idea what I was talking about. I don't know what the spleen is either. Can you educate me. By the way this happened at a Kawasaki shop.

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Lube the Splines on the drive shaft.. its super easy..you can do it yourself.. there is a write up in the Verses.
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I don't know of any driveshaft bikes, although there may be some, that don't need to have the splines lubed periodically. So the fact that the dealership had no idea what you were talking about (other than calling the splines "spleens"), is a indication of their lack of knowledge of bikes in general ond yours in particular. If you can't do your own wrenching, don't take it back there!

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X2. Most shops are so used to chain or belt drive bikes they can't comprehend the simplness of a shaft drive bike. lol

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Here is the write up... https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1165 I seem to recall a better write up though.. with pictures even... Like I said.. its really easy to do.
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Here is the write up... https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1165 I seem to recall a better write up though.. with pictures even... Like I said.. its really easy to do.
HERE is the post you were refering to
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Ok .... I read the title and thought to myself .......

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I hate when I get Lube on my spleen!... makes me feel all funny inside.
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Thanks for the information. This is what I like about these forums. I will lube my spline, sorry about the spleen.

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yep.. these guys rock!.. if they can't fix it.. well it dosnt need fixen!
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