Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Jarrettsville, MD
Need final drive
Out riding with my son-in-law this morning. 4 miles from home - crunch, grind, no go any gear. Grinding noise from left rear. Knew exactly what it was from here and Yahoo group. Bike shop (independent) promised me that they had checked and lubed the rear drive splines when I had them put the new tires on. I asked them specifically twice if they had done so and was assured they had, used moly grease, and all was well. Guess I won't be doing any business there any longer.
Got it all apart, back end splines gone, dry as dust, red dust all over. Splines totally gone in coupling, half gone on drive. Front dry but looks OK. Bitch getting the spap ring off to pull the coupling. Thanks to those who recommended pulling shocks and dropping wheel. That part went well.
Anybody got a good spare final drive and coupling laying around that are willing to part with for a reasonable price? I will even come and get it if it's not too far from Maryland (500 miles). Already checked eBay, none there.
It's a 2001 with 18,000 miles
Thanks to all,
Dennis in Maryland
AKA - The Krusty Old Phart
Still turnin' burnin' and lurnin'