Extra step during routine maintenance, but worth it!


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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iridenxs
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Extra step during routine maintenance, but worth it!

Postby iridenxs » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:46 pm



For those of you with a 1500, How is the condition of your final drive? If you are like me, you drain the oil, check for metal particles, put fresh oil in and forget about it until next year. I learned the hard way that removing the final drive and inspecting the condition of the "Pinion Gear p/n 41410-mn5-000" and the "Propellor Shaft p/n 40201-mam-a60" is worth the effort. These parts failed on my '99 GL1500 SE that only has 138,000 miles on it. I would highly recommend that the next time you have to take the rear wheel off, go ahead and remove the shock bolt, the four nuts that hold the final drive onto the swingarm and inspect the condition of these parts. Had I performed this easy task, I would have discovered the "Oil Seal p/n 91261-me9-005" had failed. Instead, I discovered while on vacation and 1700 miles from home. Best Wishes!!
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Re: Extra step during routine maintenance, but worth it!

Postby dingdong » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:44 am

Yep! Should be part of every rear tire change.
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