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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know what a dealer charges for servicing the splines?
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Anyone know what a dealer charges for servicing the splines?
Nothing if you do it yourself. I had my rear-end off in 30 minutes or less. Super easy to pull off.

1. Get bike on center stand
2. Move rear jug muffler out of the way
3. Remove shifter side rear shock. I was able to leave my brake side shock on.
4. Dismount rear brake adjuster
5. Dismount rear brake brace
6. Pull axel cotter pin and un bolt rear axel
7. Unbolt the 4 nuts holding final drive to outer drive shaft housing
8. Tap axel through while using foot to take weight off axel
9. Once axel is cleared, simply pull the tire towards you.
10. You now have access to final drive splines and rear coupler

Getting to the front splines is a slight bit of work, but do able. Just slide the drive shaft back and the splines are exposed under the rubber boot behind front bezel.

I think it took me longer to re assemble than it did take apart.

Read the spline lube procedure under the Transmission/Final Drive section. It's stickied and near the top.

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Anyone know what a dealer charges for servicing the splines?
About 100 bucks. And, about half the time they end up lubing the wrong parts......but you won't know till later......

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Agreed, for anyone that can wrench, it's plug n' play, not hard at all. It's harder to find the Moly 60, was for me anyway. It almost takes longer to read the excellent write-up on it, we know it took Fergy longer to write it than to actually do it.

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Nothing if you do it yourself. I had my rear-end off in 30 minutes or less. Super easy to pull off.

1. Get bike on center stand
2. Move rear jug muffler out of the way
3. Remove shifter side rear shock. I was able to leave my brake side shock on.
4. Dismount rear brake adjuster
5. Dismount rear brake brace
6. Pull axel cotter pin and un bolt rear axel
7. Unbolt the 4 nuts holding final drive to outer drive shaft housing
8. Tap axel through while using foot to take weight off axel
9. Once axel is cleared, simply pull the tire towards you.
10. You now have access to final drive splines and rear coupler

Getting to the front splines is a slight bit of work, but do able. Just slide the drive shaft back and the splines are exposed under the rubber boot behind front bezel.

I think it took me longer to re assemble than it did take apart.

Read the spline lube procedure under the Transmission/Final Drive section. It's stickied and near the top.
If you still have stock exhaust, you will have to remove the shocks to remove the axle. This will allow you to raise the wheel. Now the axle will clear the end of the muffler.

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I take it you didn't have them do it before you made the purchase.
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I take it you didn't have them do it before you made the purchase.
nooo.. he did have them do it.. he is wondering how much he saved by having them do it as part of the purchase price, over having them do it after the fact.
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It is best to do it yourself. That way you know what is being lubed and what product they are using. I live in the Tampa Area. I went to the dealer and asked them what they used to lube the splines. The desk people had know idea. One of the front desk people went back to the shop and asked them. They brought back a tube of some kind of lube. It wasn't Moly. You want Honda Moly on your splines. Just follow the spline lube directions on this forum. Under Transmission/rear end section. It is not hard.
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