Final Drive Collar Flaired


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Final Drive Collar Flaired

Postby HillVR » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:22 pm



So...after taking the rear tire off and finding a broken air shock I found another issue. I pulled the collar out of the final drive and it is flaired out on the end (see picture). Can I replace this collar or do I need to dig deeper? Really loving all the assistance from you all. I can't say enough good things about this site. Thanks again...and again! Vern By the way, this bike is at 103,xxx miles

Collar in Final Drive
Collar in Final Drive
Final Drive Collar
Final Drive Collar



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Re: Final Drive Collar Flaired

Postby trike lady » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:33 pm

I'd suggest looking for a low mileage assembly from a trike shop, some how that doesn't look too good in my opinion, I'm wondering about the gear set and the condition its in.
Does the rear end make any noise? Any vibration?
You could replace the part in question.
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Re: Final Drive Collar Flaired

Postby MikeB » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:55 pm

It looks normal to me. I don't think you have a problem.
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Re: Final Drive Collar Flaired

Postby trike lady » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:06 pm

MikeB,
Is it my imagination or do the bearings look rusty in the photo?
I've taken so many of the final drives off when building a trike that I've never taken notice to the end being flared like that. But you're probably right its normal (gosh I need to pay attention to details).
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Re: Final Drive Collar Flaired

Postby MikeB » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:25 pm

I don't know about the bearings (I see a seal and spline collar but not the bearings) but the splines look very rusty to me too. A bit of Moly grease is in order I'd say.
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Re: Final Drive Collar Flaired

Postby HillVR » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:40 pm

I know the bike needs a lot of TLC and some grease. I'm going to get a new rear tire and grease up the splines. I am changing the final drive oil, too. I will look at the collar when I'm at the Honda shop and, if needed, get a new collar. I will repost a picture of the new collar, if I get it. The bike makes no noise and runs great. That's amazing considering the milege. MikeB, I put a picture of the swingarm rub repair I made on my other post...take a look and see what you think. Vern

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Re: Final Drive Collar Flaired

Postby MikeB » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:44 pm

I saw the repair Vern. Looks like your Wing has had a bit of an unhappy life. It was not cared for as it should have been. I'm glad to see that it is in better hands now. I know you will give her the TLC she needs.
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Re: Final Drive Collar Flaired

Postby trike lady » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:29 pm

MikeB wrote:I don't know about the bearings (I see a seal and spline collar but not the bearings) but the splines look very rusty to me too. A bit of Moly grease is in order I'd say.

Thank you MikeB that's what I thought was a bearing, my bad.
I don't mind being corrected if I'm wrong, as sometimes I don't see things clearly, I have very poor eyesight.
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Re: Final Drive Collar Flaired

Postby MikeB » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:33 pm

No problem. Two dimensional pictures are sometimes a bit difficult to interpret.
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Re: Final Drive Collar Flaired

Postby HillVR » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:18 pm

I just watched heidebill's driveshaft lube video and his collar if flaired. Guess that is the answer and one more maintenance I can do while it's tore apart.

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Re: Final Drive Collar Flaired

Postby ALEXB » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:02 pm

Yes, that spacer is supposed to be flared like that.

The rust is not a good sign, but not necessarily bad... You obviously do not want to ride it in that unlubed-condition, however if you're lucky then the gear teeth remain intact and usable on both the final drive and the mating gear hub on the wheel.

You can bet that given the lack of maintenance on the drive hub, that your drive shaft is in similar condition... You need to remove the final drive, and pull out the drive shaft to inspect it, and the un-joint at the front end of it too.


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