87 gl1200a rear-drive


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87 gl1200a rear-drive

Postby steve allen » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:57 pm



I have noticed grease slinging out on the back tire and wheel, any ideas on the cause? Is this sign of bearings and seals going bad. The wheel is tight, no play from side to side, the stuff looks like tar on the bottom of hub. Have checked the dope level, its good and clean.



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Re: 87 gl1200a rear-drive

Postby thrasherg » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:02 am

Has the rear wheel been recently removed? It is usual to add grease to the splined shaft and if one is a little generous with the grease, it will appear after a few miles as you describe..

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Re: 87 gl1200a rear-drive

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:35 am

If the wrong kind of grease was used to lubricate the splined shaft (i.e. NOT proper Moly 60 grease), the improper grease will be slung off the splines, leaving the splines unlubricated - and they will wear QUICKLY like this. That is the reason Moly 60 is specified - it is more like a paste, and will not be slung off.

If the wrong grease was used, it will have to be cleaned off before the correct grease is reapplied.

I have absolutely slathered on Moly 60 onto my final drive splines and never had it slung off.

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steve allen
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Re: 87 gl1200a rear-drive

Postby steve allen » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:57 am

I bought the bike a couple of months ago, and I have not removed the rear wheel, I do know that a Honda shop had been doing all the work on bike before I bought it. I am going to pull rear hub this week, and service it, then I will know what is going on. I took it on a 600 mile day trip ad thats when I noticed grease. I ran about 72-74 miles an hour for 2 1/2 hours between stops, at 85-90 degrees outside, refeuled, an took off again. First hard run since I've owned bike, just dont want to overlook problem. Any advise will be very appreciated.

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Re: 87 gl1200a rear-drive

Postby judd328 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:04 pm

i would wipe it off and see if it comes back before i tore it apart last owner might have drove through somthing. just an idea




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