95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?


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95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

Post by Sidcar » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:05 am



I've just been inspecting the rear wheel Cush drive on my 1995 GL1500 while it's out for a new tyre and swinging arm replacement. How much movement should there be?
The rubber blocks are a bit loose in the wheel, the alloy inserts are loose in the blocks and the drive flange is loos in the alloy inserts. I'm guessing that Mr Honda will I'll want at least one limb in payment for new parts so I don't want to replace them if this movement is normal.

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Re: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

Post by dingdong » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:50 am

Not normal. Time for replacement. Here are the rubber dampers. http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... 744/147858 You may have to go to Honda for the inserts. Not sure if anyone else sells them.
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Re: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

Post by Sidcar » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:35 am

M&P Motorcycles over here sell the rubbers but not sure if they're OEM but I'll give them a go. No one seems to do the inserts, I'll try them in the new rubbers and see how they look. I've ordered a new set of wheel bearings as well. Hopefully after all this I won't have to worry about the rear wheel for some time.
I want to use it on the 27th but that is starting to look unlikely ( I'm not allowed to work on the bike on Christmas Day).

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Re: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

Post by Dusty Boots » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:00 pm

If you order the complete dampener set (part# 06410-MBH-000) for a 2000 Honda GL1500CF Valkyrie Interstate, the rubbers and inserts come as a complete package and when I ordered that for a replacement for my 92 Aspencade (exact fit!) back in July 2016, it cost me $37.77 from Wingstuff

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Re: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

Post by Sidcar » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:11 pm

Curses! I ordered new rubbers off M&P an hour ago, never mind.
I'm trying to get everything together for Wednesday / Thursday to get the job finished.
As I'm having to work outside I'm hoping for good (I'd settle for dry) weather for next week.

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Re: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

Post by Fiberthree » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:27 pm

I just replaced mine this past week end. They were a little wobbly but not real loose. they were easy to remove...
The new ones were a bit snug. I used a small block of wood and a hammer to gently tap them all the way in.

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The disk that holds them in place was a different story altogether. That was not fun trying to replace. I did find out what the little arrow on the wheel hub was for. It is to line up the disk since the tabs are not all the same size.

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I put a thin layer of dish soap on the side that faces the rubber to make it easier to tun the disk. Once I managed to get the tabs started, I again used the hammer and an extension to gently walk the part into the correct orientation. I tapped it in a counter clockwise rotation (anti-clockwise if you are in the U.K.) I don't think it matters just as long as the tabs are 100% covered and the bolt holes line up. I do notice difference when shifting into gear from neutral.
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Re: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

Post by DenverWinger » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:03 am

A Goldwing that doesn't go KLUNK when shifting into gear? Sacrilege! :lol:
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Re: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

Post by Wingsconsin » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:37 am

When I did mine on my Old '96 it had about 125,000 miles on it.
It made some difference I think and I was glad I did it...
Then I sold the bike and someone else enjoyed the results of the change over.

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Re: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

Post by Sidcar » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:19 pm

Mine's only done 40 odd thousand but it does have extra stress and strain of a sidecar to cope with.
My replacement swinging arm has arrived and I've fitted new wheel bearings and the new tyre. I'm stuck now until the new s/arm bearings and Cush drive rubbers arrive (tomorrow I hope).

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