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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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ear shave and spline lube

Are there any Arkansas mechanics who would do these procedures for me and how much would each cost...just lemme know

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Not done the ear shave but have done the spline lube and it is a doddle to do wouldn't send it to a mechanic, drop the shocks wheel out 4 nuts and you have the splines to hand then ease the front boot back and you can do the front.
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Zoom!!! What u just said went flying over

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He is basically saying it is very easy to do the spline lube, and would suggest doing it yourself instead of paying

I wouldn't suggest the ear-shave personally, but whatever floats your boat there. Just remember you'll have to re-jet the carbs at the same time.

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...I wouldn't suggest the ear-shave personally, but whatever floats your boat there. Just remember you'll have to re-jet the carbs at the same time.
I don't believe you need to rejet unless you also open the exhaust....
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I don't believe you need to rejet unless you also open the exhaust....
I can only imagine to compensate for the accelerated air-flow a re-jet would be required. If not I think you would be running lean, wouldn't you?

Edit: This tutorial shows a re-jet being done, and is what I was thinking of when I mentioned it. I haven't done the mod myself, though. http://06vn750.blogspot.com/

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Ear shave you will need to re-jet, exhaust change you don't.

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well i know what he meant..what i'm looking for is someone that would help me and walk me through some of these mods

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Lucky for you all the information is right here!

Spline lube tutorial with pics
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17274

Earshave tutorial with pics
http://06vn750.blogspot.com/

If you have any specific questions give us a shout. Also, make sure you have a copy of the shop manual on hand (Download Here - 117MB Large File!!).

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that's as maybe.. but i KNOW I would screw it up

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