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Spline lube

Well have removed rear diff tonight to have a look and lube up the drive shaft, got the hub off and found that someone must have looked after the bike a little as the shaft looked like new and had been lubed already anyway cleaned it up and relubed with moly paste
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I would also do the front. Pull back the rubber boot, disengage the U joint from the output shaft, clean and relube. You don't need to remove the driveshaft, but it is a tedious procedure. Most of the complaining I have been doing about having to lube the splines comes from doing the front. It actually takes me longer to do the front than the rear. Many say you don't have to do the front, but I don't know why. Seems to me there would be just as much wear at the front as at the rear.

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Well have removed rear diff tonight to have a look and lube up the drive shaft, got the hub off and found that someone must have looked after the bike a little as the shaft looked like new and had been lubed already anyway cleaned it up and relubed with moly paste
Did you pull the wheel drive splines out of the "basket" to clean and lube that too, as per wibs addition to fergy`s spline lube thread?

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I would also do the front. Pull back the rubber boot, disengage the U joint from the output shaft, clean and relube. You don't need to remove the driveshaft, but it is a tedious procedure. Most of the complaining I have been doing about having to lube the splines comes from doing the front. It actually takes me longer to do the front than the rear. Many say you don't have to do the front, but I don't know why. Seems to me there would be just as much wear at the front as at the rear.
I recently did mine and while the rear wheel is off, you can simply pull on the drive shaft until it comes loose and lube the front splines fairly easily. no need to remove it from the tube. I also also sprayed the universal joint with silicone spray while I had it exposed. Re-engaging the front spline was fairly easy also, if you supported the shaft while guiding it back into the splines.

I think for me the hardest part was getting the rubber boot to stay back in place when I put it all back together.
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Cleaned and lube both front and rear plus took out cush drive rubbers cleaned and lube all parts didn't find it to difficult after reading all the how toos on here Thanks to all you guys for all the info
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yeah,,,its one massive relief when you remove that rear hub,and see nice greased up splines in there. Did mine last year.

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yeah,,,its one massive relief when you remove that rear hub,and see nice greased up splines in there. Did mine last year.
Thats one lees problem to think and worry about
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