lube drive shaft


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Keef
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lube drive shaft

Postby Keef » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:33 pm



Just watched the video by Bill on how to lube your drive shaft. It was very good. Would someone tell me when or how often you should do this,
thanks....Keef



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Re: lube drive shaft

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:22 pm

Every time the wheel is replaced.The thing is already that far apart,might just as we'll do it.
I also did mine right after I bought it.Obviously was never done before.
You know,preventive service.

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Re: lube drive shaft

Postby Keef » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:10 am

Thanks Virgil, When I bought mine it had a new set of tires on it. I am hoping someone did it. Wanted to wait till winter to look!

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Re: lube drive shaft

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:41 am

I understand the need to ride verses the need to service ratio.
Just do the service as time allows,maybe a rainy weekend.
It really won't take all day.Might as well replace the Differental oil too.

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Re: lube drive shaft

Postby Keef » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:51 am

Thanks Virgil, guess I will soon. Have changed the differental twice in a year . Got to read up on this site for a while first..........Thanks

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Re: lube drive shaft

Postby Big Blue UK » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:45 am

Owners sometimes lube the final drive when fitting tyres, because it is in front of them and detailed in most how to's, but not the drive shaft. So it could be 50/50

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keith3po wrote:Very odd now I have the swingarm off the rear wheel and hub were well greased and so are the swingarm races in fact its new grease not had time to discolour yet. Swingarm has also been cleaned up and painted so after going through all that why didn't they grease the bloody drive shaft? :shock:
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Re: lube drive shaft

Postby vcorkum » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:22 pm

Just bought a 1990 Goldwing and there seems to be a bit of noise and minor vibration in the drive gear. Is this normal? This is the first 1500 I have owned so I am not sure what I am hearing.

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Re: lube drive shaft

Postby Big Blue UK » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:03 am

I would whip out the wheel and drive shaft ASAP, do not be daunted if you have not done it before, it is easier than it seems. My feelings are the drive gear is worn beyond lubrication.


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