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Spline Lube at 9000 w/Pics

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Two new Pirelli Tires, 90 degree valve stems, will balance with ride-on. Lubed splines and took apart hub to clean and apply grease. I hope my splines aren't too bad, there's shiny metal on the final drive part
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those splines look damn near factory fresh!

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those splines look damn near factory fresh!
yes,almost minty fresh.they don't need any mentos

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I'm worried I made a few mistakes - I didn't line up the dot on the rear tire with valve stem - but I'm balancing with ride-on. A buddy suggested I should have used loc-tite on the bolts. In my personal opinion I think I should have put some type of grease on the axles, but the axles looked really clean, without a ton a grease just a thin film..... It looks like there's a space between the hub and the brake drum... but the hub has to spin free? It just looks like water could get in there... This normal?

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So long as you lubricated the splines with a good moly grease and tightened everything down properly, you don't need to grease or loctite anything else. No need to worry about the space between the rear drive and the wheel, the assembly is sealed. As for the brake assembly, so long as you got everything aligned properly (it doesn't really go back together otherwise, so you're fine) there is nothing to worry about. Brakes get a little wet, just tap em to dry them off a bit. The rear brake isn't worth much of a damn on these bikes, anyhow.

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all of what you said is ok, just a thin film of grease on the axle (it has sealed ball bearings to do the heavy work), locktite would be ok, but I dont think its absolutely needed. brake assembly has a very small gap between the wheel (where drum is) and the plate (where the brake shoes and such are). it is free to spin until you reconnect the torque link, that keeps it from spinning when in use. Ride on will work for balancing, the dot on tire is just to indicate where the lightest spot is, to aid in balancing

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yes the dot is the lightest side of the tire.the reason you line it up with the valve stem is that is the heaviest side of the wheel and requires less balancing. I have never had to balance a tire mounting it that way

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I rode it a bit last night, it's been raining a lot so I'll put the rideon in this weekend but I couldn't tell it needed balancing up to 60mph... we'll see
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