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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Can we ever say it enough, lube the splines!

Well I got the newest addition to the family running tonight with a replacement final drive and coupling. It was really hard to believe this thing ever had grease in it. Seriously LUBE YOUR SPLINES!!!!!



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wow thats so bad! Did it still go into gear?

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wow thats so bad! Did it still go into gear?
When you put it in gear before it sounded like a fork in a blender.....
Took it out for a spin afterwards and it really seems to run well, I just need to adjust the handle bars up a little, the po had them set back further than I like them.

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....* splines were shot and he's worried about bar angle....lol*....frickin love it !

Thats like me..."yaaa, I know my cam chain's so loose its gonna come flying outta the valve cover, but we got a ride to do...I'll just add some 20-50"...awesome brother...




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Yikes! I haven't gotten around to checking either of my splines yet, this really puts a fire under my @$$

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Yikes! I haven't gotten around to checking either of my splines yet, this really puts a fire under my @$$
You and me both !!


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Well, it took me about an hour to pull the old final drive, replace the shaft coupling, lube everything and put it back together with the new final drive. Just get a 27mm socket for the rear axel nut, and the rest is pretty easy, check out fergy's spline lube procedure.

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