87 gl 1200i finial drive replacement

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87 gl 1200i finial drive replacement

Post by ronscycle1. » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:16 pm

when replaceing finial drive on this gl 1200i do I put the wheel on before I tighten the finial drive nuts ?

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Re: 87 gl 1200i finial drive replacement

Post by HALBUDD » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:51 pm

Yes I would tighten them up as the final drive will be moving around on you. And to get the axle rod to line up the right way. And its easier to get to the nuts with out the tire in the way.
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Re: 87 gl 1200i finial drive replacement

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:08 pm

I don't recall if this is specified in the manual or not. But misalignment of the final drive is a problem. I put the final drive on, snug the nuts up, then install the wheel and axle, and torque the axle nut to spec. I then slightly loosen the final drive nuts before torquing them to spec.

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