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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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well it happened

ok, it has happened to me...

No, not a stator.. thankfully.

but got my new rubber in today, and pulled the front and rear wheels so I can take them and have them mounted. of course, during this time, I was going to clean and lube the splines. well, there is not much left of them in the coupling, and they are probably 50% gone on the drive..

got me a drive on order, as well as a full drive shaft (with good coupling).

since this is a daily transportation ride, I will get the rubber on the wheels, reassemble it all, and hopefully next weekend when parts are in, get the coupler and the drive swapped out.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 02:43 PM
..have a vulcan good day!
 
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Ouch....
How expensive is the spline repair ?


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ended up finding a rear drive for 125 +shipping and an entire driveshaft (with coupling) for 33 bucks from flea bay.

labor is on me
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Not too bad for prices. At least you caught it before it was a serious safety issue.

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as I said, the lube of the splines was expected when I pulled the wheel. I suspected they may have been getting worn, but didnt expect them to be as bad as they were (mostly the coupling).

I will be putting it together monday nite with old parts once the tires are ready, and soon after that I will be doing the replacements
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damn i got jipped i sold my spare final and shaft for 100 bucks last year to bristol

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dont feel bad New Rider.

I seen a couple of drives for less than what I am getting mine for, but they didnt look that great, or where a 'kit' LOL I could have gotten one fully disassembled for like 30 bucks, but I am not in the market for a rear drive kit. Not to mention while I probably could assemble one and get the gear mesh right, I dont really want to.

i have occasionally looked on flea bay for them in past, just to price them, and they do vary a lot.
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