What's this for???


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shrekster
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What's this for???

Postby shrekster » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:58 am



As the title says, I'm curious as to what the little plate is for that is bolted to the swing arm near the joint with the bevel box/diff unit. It looks like a giant chain link plate and it's held on by 2 bolts and rubber washers. Is it some kind of dampener?

cheers,
Jim.



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onelostsock
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Motorcycle: 2006 GL1800HPNA

Re: What's this for???

Postby onelostsock » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:56 am

I too was wondering what that "thingy" was too. I finally found out when replacing the shaft seal on the rear wheel end of the shaft that it is indeed a vibration dampener. I was getting oil out thru it so I finally found out from my Honda dealers mechanic because I thought originally that my oil leak was from/caused by that part. Not sure how it works but it is supposed to help with shaft vibration. Hope that helps.

shrekster
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Re: What's this for???

Postby shrekster » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:40 am

Thanks for that, I kinda guessed that's what it is but I can't see how it works???
Slanj,
Jim.

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Re: What's this for???

Postby onelostsock » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:21 pm

No one could explain to me how the thing works either! Maybe you need to be an engineer! Ha! :lol:




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