Rear Drive zerk ?


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FirstWing1982
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Rear drive zerk

Post by FirstWing1982 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:43 am



I have tried to find information about the zerk in the centre of the photo to no avail. I have not found it in any manuals. I do not want to put in grease (or the wrong kind) into an unknown area. 1982 GL1100A. Any help is appreciated.
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FirstWing1982
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Rear Drive zerk ?

Post by FirstWing1982 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:04 am

I have tried to find information about the zerk in the centre of the photo to no avail. I have not found it in any manuals. I do not want to put in grease (or the wrong kind) into an unknown area. 1982 GL1100A. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Rear drive zerk

Post by RBGERSON » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:09 am

That was not on many years of the Goldwings some owners added it..it for the rear drive splines on the shaft..doesn't call for moly , but check your manual for the drive shaft spline info mine 12/34-36 says "apply grease" I'd use the heaviest I could find..of the bearings variety..
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Re: Rear drive zerk

Post by FirstWing1982 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:49 am

Thanks for that. Makes sense to me. Can't let that stuff dry out...danger, danger.

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Re: Rear drive zerk

Post by RBGERSON » Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:17 pm

You might want to spin the wheel as you grease it is a very open area you could pump a pint or so of grease in there and fill the whole shaft housing..so spinning the gears as you pump will help to get in the gears rather than down the shaft
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Re: Rear Drive zerk ?

Post by Old Fogey » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:22 am

It is there so that you can grease the splines at the end of the drive shaft. Use an auto CV Moly grease.
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Re: Rear Drive zerk ?

Post by FirstWing1982 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:58 am

Thanks for the confirmation.

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Re: Rear drive zerk

Post by FirstWing1982 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:03 am

Good point. I was wondering about the amount getting to the splines as the manual recommends only about 2 oz. I will also be using Moly.



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