Spence...lubing the drive splines front and rear is straightforward and relatively easy.
You are NOT
going to disassemble the FD, but rather take it off the bike, and lube the attached splines, as well as the mating splines inside a collar within the drive shaft tube. Then, you will lube the front splines.
Sounds like a lot of work, and I was a bit hesitant the first time (aren't we all??
), but it's not hard, really. I've done it twice now...
If you have a Clymers or a tech manual (CD) it's all right there. The important thing, as indicated by all these posts, is to check it.
First, remove the rear wheel, then go to the chapter on the FD removal (4 bolts) and inspection.
The front splines can be accessed by pulling the boot on the front of the driveshaft (the rearmost end) off it's mount, and brushing some moly on the splines / U joint.
With 3 grand on your 01, I would definitely check it ASAP, even tho Kaw says it can wait till 6000.