GL-1000 driveshaft question


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GL-1000 driveshaft question

Postby offcenter » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:32 am



Gentlemen,
On my 1976 Wing,
After removing the rear wheel and final drive.....
Is it possible to pull back the rubber boot, and slide the
driveshaft back far enough to lubricate the spline where
the driveshaft joins to the transmission?
Or do I have to pull the entire swingarm to do that?

Thanks guys.


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Re: GL-1000 driveshaft question

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:07 pm

I always thought it would be great to have a thin needle on the end of a flexible tube that could be put onto a grease gun. That way you could load the Moly paste into the grease gun, thread the needle into inaccessible spots like this, and pump Moly into the spline area.

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Re: GL-1000 driveshaft question

Postby offcenter » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:26 pm

Hmm. Sounds like a good idea. But how would you attach the needle fitting to the tube securely enough to resist the pressure you'd need to force the grease through the tiny opening of the needle?
And where would we get a needle fitting like that?
Hmm...questions, questions.....
Good idea though. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if it was available.
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Re: GL-1000 driveshaft question

Postby SnoBrdr » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:17 pm

offcenter wrote:Hmm. Sounds like a good idea. But how would you attach the needle fitting to the tube securely enough to resist the pressure you'd need to force the grease through the tiny opening of the needle?
And where would we get a needle fitting like that?
Hmm...questions, questions.....
Good idea though. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if it was available.


You could easily use the needle used for inflating athletic equipment.

They are threaded and it should be no problem to adapt to a small grease gun.

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Re: GL-1000 driveshaft question

Postby Grindl » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:47 pm

To answer your "posed" question ....No . There is a circlip that holds the drive-shaft in place on the main-shaft that prevents you from doing so . I would be much more concerned with getting the splined collar greased than the other end . I've removed my drive-shaft on my "78" every 100,000 miles for PM , and never found any excessive wear in the splines . Usually had to get it nearly perfectly aligned to get it back on . The Joint Spline collar , on the other hand , is another matter .
They take a awful lot of abuse , and can wear out if they go dry for any reason . I started hearing a strange whine , and thought I might be losing the ring / pinion , so I pulled it down and inspected it , and found nothing . When I shined a light up into the swing-arm , it was easy to determine the cause of the whine , as the whole area was full of metal shavings , from the collar . And I was hitting the "zert" with the grease gun as part of my monthly oil change regime . The swing-arm was packed full of grease , but it wasn't getting to the shaft or collar . Something to look for while you have it apart .




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