Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
Rear axle nut-- lefty loosey, correct?
After much procrastination I finally started to dig into the rear of the bike following my Memorial Day fiasco...based on descriptions of my problem and similar postings here it sure sounds like I didn't lube my driveshaft spline in time, with the bike on the centerstand and the transmission in first when I turn the rear wheel by hand I hear a very pronounced clicking just as I would expect (I'm told) if this was the case.
So from eBay I bought a driveshaft with a good coupler on it and a good final drive with a male gear in good condition that are waiting to go onto the bike once I get everything apart and confirm.
I followed the spline lube procedure up to the point of removing the rear axle nut with a 27 mm socket and breaker bar...but after 20 minutes of oomphing it doesn't seem any closer to coming out. With the interference from the left muffler I can only go 1/8 turn each time, would you expect it to take a considerable amount of time to come out?
I am eager for any pointers because right now I am kinda stuck.
For the folks who I owe photos of my new Tourmaster bags on the bike they have had to wait until this is done, then they go on and I post the pics, they just will get in the way until this work is done.
Passaic County, NJ
1994 VN 750
April 2011- 30K miles
TOC MCCT 4/2012
New-to-me extended backrest 5/2012
Tourmaster bags 5/2012
Replaced driveshaft coupler and final drive-- ignored the spline lube recommendation too long and got burned 8/2012
Back on the Road 9/2012
NGK Iridium Plugs 7/2013
New AGM battery 4/2014