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|02-28-2007 11:27 PM|
I showed them Fergy's excellent write up on Lubing the Splines, but didn't show them Diana's Clutch basket mod.
The stealership's response to seeing Fergy's pic's was. . . Ya we have contacted KAW before on not enough grease on splines of several different
bikes to no avail.
Just found Diana's Coffee Grinder Mod fix photo, will incluce it with my letter to KAW Motors USA, I'm sure it will help my case.
I couldn't have said it better . . . Personally, I wouldn't trust a Kaw mech to work on a skate board let alone my bike!!
|02-28-2007 11:00 PM|
Have you tried showing the dealer the picture that Diana posted with the clutch basket mod? It's from Kaw so they can't argue too much about the fix for the coffee grinder sound.
|02-28-2007 10:57 PM|
|Sky Rider||If you follow the tutorial, it will take you about 2 hours and you will save at least $150. The 2 hours is assuming you know absolutly nothing about mechanical things. It will be less if you are more familiar with using tools and the like. Personally, I wouldn't trust a Kaw mech to work on a skate board let alone my bike!! I haven't been too impressed with our dealer out here and I've read too many posts here that don't do anything to change that opinion.|
|02-28-2007 06:18 PM|
|DeForestSD||BTW, Fergy kudos on your tutorials. Excellent!|
|02-28-2007 06:16 PM|
|DeForestSD||Thanks, Fergy for the sage advice. It's better to be safe than sorry. I'm in Rancho Penasquitos near San Diego. There's a Kawa dealer in nearby but I'm sure they'll be quite expensive. I'll see what they quote. Thanks again.|
|02-28-2007 03:37 PM|
|fergy||Actually, it's the lack of lube that starts grinding metal to metal, heating up and chewing up the teeth of both the splines on the final drive and the coupling on the drive shaft. If there's not an adequate amount of moly on them, it will start to wear out. So, if it's dry or the wrong lube was used and has vaporized or hardened, dried out etc., every time you ride you will be doing a bit more damage.|
|02-28-2007 03:34 PM|
|fergy||Unfortunately there's no symptom of coming failure, just the sound like loose lug nuts inside a hubcap when suddenly your bike just loses all forward push, but the engine still revs while in gear, when it actually fails. It won't slip until it can slip and once it can slip, it does nothing but slip. Maybe someone in your area is a member here and can help you check it out. I'd sure do it if you were near me.|
|02-28-2007 03:09 PM|
Originally Posted by fergy View Post
|02-28-2007 12:26 PM|
|fergy||In the last year here and the yahoo group, I've kind of watched this issue pretty close, as I'm one of the unlucky ones that had no lube. From what I've seen it's more common for 2001 and newer, even on some 2006's, but apparently it's been found on a few older models. Of course, over time, the lube needs to be done no matter how it started out new, so it's a must to always check the shape of them and keep em lubed up through out the life of the bike. I'm getting ready to put on new tires and will be pulling my final drive to check them again. I'd say, it's easy enough to do, that when it's tire time, it should be time to check the splines.|
|02-28-2007 12:19 PM|
Originally Posted by norsseman View Post
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