Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Drive shaft housing/final drive warm to the touch
Ok, another question prefaced with " this may be a dumb question but", has anyone ever paid attention to whether the shaft housing and final drive unit gets quite warm but not really hot to the touch? After riding about 1.5 hrs yesterday I felt the shaft housing and it did feel warm. I know engine heat will be transferred along the housing and I'm thinking thats why it's warm. My concern is that in the six months that I've owned the bike, I've not checked the splines. I know I should and I intend to when I replace the rear tire. The PO maintained the bike well so I think the shaft maintenance has been done. I'm hoping to take about a 400 mile trip this upcoming weekend and I don't need any shaft problems.