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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2010, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Spline, driveshaft teardown...

Here's a few photos of my splines on the rear teardown. The splines were well lubed when I pulled it, although the grease was black and looked old(dunno what color it normally is). The splines look like the still have teeth on them, but also look a bit worn..is this still good? You can see the old grease in the last pic. All of this still has to be cleaned up of course.



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from what I could see they look good.

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X 2 ^^^^

The splines all look good to me too. Clean `em, lube `em and your good to go.

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COOL!! Thx guys!! I was really expecting the worst when I pulled them..but I was definitely surprised! At least the PO did something right on this bike!! LOL!

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This may be a stupid question, but what should be used to clean the old grease out? I'm about to embark on my first spline lube and I just want to be totally prepared.
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Paper towel or rag to get as much as you can followed by a gas (yes, I know), diesel or spray carb cleaner wash.

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Don't forget the O Ring. All the lube will be pumped out if the O Ring is bad. It's insurance.
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I tore my 05 apart today to check the condition of the splines. It's never been apart, and has 5000 miles. Good news... They were greased and in great shape! WHEW!
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