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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-27-2015, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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your advice please

The bike I have has only 13,000 miles on it but it has sat for a few years. Do I still need to look at the drive shaft and relube it?

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The bike I have has only 13,000 miles on it but it has sat for a few years. Do I still need to look at the drive shaft and relube it?
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isn't that harder than pulling the carbs

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uh, not by a long shot.

pulling rear wheel and drive to check the splines takes 30 mins, or less

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uh, not by a long shot.

pulling rear wheel and drive to check the splines takes 30 mins, or less
X2 not hard at all.

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do I need a lift or can I take the rear wheel off with the center stand?

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No, it's a lot easier than pulling carbs. My 2003 was dry as a bone, but not worn, at 14,000 miles. Bet I could do it in 20 minutes now.

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use the center stand and u will have to lift the back a lil to get the tire out did mine bout 3 weeks ago
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right, can be done on center stand, but clearance for pulling wheel is tight. put a 2x6 or similar under the center stand, will give you more than enough clearance.

*note* its wise to use a tie strap to go from behind the center stand to around the forks to keep the stand from trying to go back up to storage position while your removing the axle nut.

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what lube should I use?

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