Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
Thanks, still unclear though...
Thanks for the reply. This is the procedure I have been following, I printed it our and have it in my toolbox and am following it page by page, that's how I got a far as I did with getting the rear wheel off so I could inspect the area and affirm that the splines are shot.
Because I am having trouble getting the coupling off of the existing driveshaft I was wondering if it would be an easy matter to just take the driveshaft off and replace the entire thing, I got a driveshaft with a good coupling for $20 but had only planned on swapping couplings.
I suppose I should restate my question differently: can the driveshaft be removed without having the engine out of the bike? If not, I am guessing the bevel drive unit must come off at a minimum because it doesn't seem that I can pull the driveshaft out from the rear (now that the wheel is off).
While trying to get the coupling off the existing shaft I pulled it off of the bevel gear (forgive me if I am using the wrong descriptions) but it won't come out completely, that tunnel it is nested in is part of the frame, no?
Thanks again for your help,
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