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Wildwilly018 wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:31 pm... Hopefully I will line up shaft with univ joint ok.
If it does not, read this:
WingAdmin wrote: Sat May 31, 2014 9:31 pm
jdavidsmit wrote:everything came apart easy, cleaned the parts, put the grease on but I cannot get the inter splines to go in. did I miss a trick or do I need to apply more pressure?
You don't need to apply more pressure - when it lines up, it just slots right in. The problem is that the front end that it fits into is a universal joint, and it just flops around in there. I find its helpful to put the bike in reverse and quickly engage it to turn the driveshaft while pushing the driveshaft forward. Eventually it slips right into place.
For me this is all it took. I tried once to see if it would slot in, but did not. Started the bike, put in reverse, pushed the button while pushing on the shaft, and it popped right in immediately.


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blupupher wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:47 pm
Wildwilly018 wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:31 pm... Hopefully I will line up shaft with univ joint ok.
If it does not, read this:
WingAdmin wrote: Sat May 31, 2014 9:31 pm
jdavidsmit wrote:everything came apart easy, cleaned the parts, put the grease on but I cannot get the inter splines to go in. did I miss a trick or do I need to apply more pressure?
You don't need to apply more pressure - when it lines up, it just slots right in. The problem is that the front end that it fits into is a universal joint, and it just flops around in there. I find its helpful to put the bike in reverse and quickly engage it to turn the driveshaft while pushing the driveshaft forward. Eventually it slips right into place.
For me this is all it took. I tried once to see if it would slot in, but did not. Started the bike, put in reverse, pushed the button while pushing on the shaft, and it popped right in immediately.
I have read that. Thanks bud, but considering I am doing a lot more than just rear, I have front apart to do belts also. Not really gonna start right now lol. I will see how it goes when I get there. I will try some other tricks I have seen if not.
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I got the splines lubed and got the driveshaft back in. Took some time and cursing. Tried at least 5 times to get it in, but just couldn't get it to line up with universal. I would lift it with a rod and it sat in hte middle, but would drop before I got in there. Thought about the one trick Scott did with the steel yardstick. Don't have one but did take the flat bar I lock the bottom of my tool box with. Slid it in there and under universal since it is about 1/8th thick. Slid in just the shaft and in it went all the way. Put the final drive on end and it slid right up tight and got the nuts on. Put the shock back and all torqued. Now to get tire back on and get ready to change belts.
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Wildwilly018 wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:08 pm I got the splines lubed and got the driveshaft back in. Took some time and cursing. Tried at least 5 times to get it in, but just couldn't get it to line up with universal. I would lift it with a rod and it sat in hte middle, but would drop before I got in there. Thought about the one trick Scott did with the steel yardstick. Don't have one but did take the flat bar I lock the bottom of my tool box with. Slid it in there and under universal since it is about 1/8th thick. Slid in just the shaft and in it went all the way. Put the final drive on end and it slid right up tight and got the nuts on. Put the shock back and all torqued. Now to get tire back on and get ready to change belts.
I guess you missed it but propping up the universal joint with a length of flat bar to insert the drive line was the method I described back on Mar 1st of 2021; eight posts prior to this one.

Also, do not tighten the mounting bolts to the final drive until the wheel is in place.

There is a note on page 11-17 of the service manual that says:
"To ease axle installation, do not tighten the gear case mounting nuts until after the axle is installed."
The paragragh goes on to say:
"Install the rear wheel and torque the bolts and nut (see page 15-16). Then, tighten the final gear case mounting nuts." Torque: 65 N-m (605 kg-m, 41 ft-lbs).
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MikeB wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:30 am
Wildwilly018 wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:08 pm I got the splines lubed and got the driveshaft back in. Took some time and cursing. Tried at least 5 times to get it in, but just couldn't get it to line up with universal. I would lift it with a rod and it sat in hte middle, but would drop before I got in there. Thought about the one trick Scott did with the steel yardstick. Don't have one but did take the flat bar I lock the bottom of my tool box with. Slid it in there and under universal since it is about 1/8th thick. Slid in just the shaft and in it went all the way. Put the final drive on end and it slid right up tight and got the nuts on. Put the shock back and all torqued. Now to get tire back on and get ready to change belts.
I guess you missed it but propping up the universal joint with a length of flat bar to insert the drive line was the method I described back on Mar 1st of 2021; eight posts prior to this one.

Also, do not tighten the mounting bolts to the final drive until the wheel is in place.

There is a note on page 11-17 of the service manual that says:
"To ease axle installation, do not tighten the gear case mounting nuts until after the axle is installed."
The paragragh goes on to say:
"Install the rear wheel and torque the bolts and nut (see page 15-16). Then, tighten the final gear case mounting nuts." Torque: 65 N-m (605 kg-m, 41 ft-lbs).
I stand corrected and my apologies MikeB. It was you that suggested the steel yrd stick. What I used was primarily the same and will use again. And yes I just read that in my service manual. My question is, why I wonder is it that you put the weight of the tire back on final drive before torquing the nuts. The tire is on there before you take it apart. Wouldn't the weight of the tire limit getting the nuts back to where they should be? Just asking.
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The idea is to get the axle all the way thru so the final drive is lined up correctly before you tighten the mounting bolts. This takes into account the fact you can twist the final drive a little on the end of the swing arm with the bolts loose (bolt holes slightly bigger than the bolts), and if tightened down before putting the axle through the axle could be oriented too high or too low to mate into the left side of the swing arm. Getting the axle through first then tightening the bolts assures the final drive is lined up correctly.
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Thanks Denver winger. I somewhat get what you are talking about. I will loosen off the nuts again before I put tire back on. Hope I don't have to loosen of or take the shock off again. So just make sure that the final drive and driveshaft housing is up tight together with nuts finger tight? Mount tire and torque nuts. My service manual (honda bible) states 47 ft lbs for nuts. I feel kinda dumb asking so many questions since I do all my own maintenance and know my bike pretty well. Just never done this job before. Wait and see what I end up asking when I get to doing my belts. One other job I have never ventured into.
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Wildwilly018 wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:45 pm Thanks Denver winger. I somewhat get what you are talking about. I will loosen off the nuts again before I put tire back on. Hope I don't have to loosen of or take the shock off again. So just make sure that the final drive and driveshaft housing is up tight together with nuts finger tight? Mount tire and torque nuts. My service manual (honda bible) states 47 ft lbs for nuts. I feel kinda dumb asking so many questions since I do all my own maintenance and know my bike pretty well. Just never done this job before. Wait and see what I end up asking when I get to doing my belts. One other job I have never ventured into.
That is correct, 47 ft lbs. Typographical error on my part.

As to axle insertion before tightening the final drive in place, it centers the wheel, swing arm and axle to the final drive. I have a feeling it is to prevent undue stress to the final drive bearings.
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MikeB wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:54 pm
Wildwilly018 wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:45 pm Thanks Denver winger. I somewhat get what you are talking about. I will loosen off the nuts again before I put tire back on. Hope I don't have to loosen of or take the shock off again. So just make sure that the final drive and driveshaft housing is up tight together with nuts finger tight? Mount tire and torque nuts. My service manual (honda bible) states 47 ft lbs for nuts. I feel kinda dumb asking so many questions since I do all my own maintenance and know my bike pretty well. Just never done this job before. Wait and see what I end up asking when I get to doing my belts. One other job I have never ventured into.
That is correct, 47 ft lbs. Typographical error on my part.

As to axle insertion before tightening the final drive in place, it centers the wheel, swing arm and axle to the final drive. I have a feeling it is to prevent undue stress to the final drive bearings.
Thanks Mike. I will loosen up the nuts and make sure the connection is good and finger tighten them and get the tire back on when it warms up a bit before I retorque. Been really cold here and in my garage with heater with minimal help. Gotta learn everything to do with jobs you have never done.
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I decided to go by the book and by what I was told on here about putting the back tire on before I torqued nuts on driveshaft. So I loosened them and finger tightened them. Got the tire on and everything tightened up and then discovered something that had me cursing. With tire in place I couldn't get my torque wrench on the 2 back nuts. Tire in the way for them especially the bottom back one. Had me scratching my head and about to take tire off again. I tried every angle, every extension. From the other side. No dice. Then I remembered these wobbly extensions my wife got me from Harbor Freight hanging on the wall. Took the 3/8s stubby one and with the way they wobble from side to side, I was able to get it on the nuts and torque. Really thought I was taking tire off again. Brakes back on and torqued, shocks done, Saddle bag crash bar back on. Was easier doing driveshaft with it off. So now to change the final drive oil while its easy to get to and then the other job I have never done. Belts.
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Perseverance pays off. And having a good selection of tools really helps too.

When it is time to replace the oil in the final drive down the road, I've heard that a decent pump type oil can with about 5 ounces of oil in it works nicely.


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MikeB wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:00 pm Perseverance pays off. And having a good selection of tools really helps too.

When it is time to replace the oil in the final drive down the road, I've heard that a decent pump type oil can with about 5 ounces of oil in it works nicely.
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I use the Valvoline Gear Oil that comes in a squeeze bottle with a tip. I just take the tip of the gear oil bottle, stick it up in there, and squeeze until it starts running out.


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MikeB wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:00 pm Perseverance pays off. And having a good selection of tools really helps too.

When it is time to replace the oil in the final drive down the road, I've heard that a decent pump type oil can with about 5 ounces of oil in it works nicely.
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I am not one to give up on anything Mike. Ya those were great oil can's back in the day when my dad had many. Good to see they still make them. I will either use the big syringe I have used before or a funnel. Pretty sure my oil is in a normal oil container. Just thinking about what I will put in there to kinda rinse out old oil.
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WingAdmin wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:20 pm
MikeB wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:00 pm Perseverance pays off. And having a good selection of tools really helps too.

When it is time to replace the oil in the final drive down the road, I've heard that a decent pump type oil can with about 5 ounces of oil in it works nicely.
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I use the Valvoline Gear Oil that comes in a squeeze bottle with a tip. I just take the tip of the gear oil bottle, stick it up in there, and squeeze until it starts running out.

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Scott, I'd really like to see you do that with the bike on the center stand, the front wheel on the ground, and the muffler and saddlebag still on the bike. That bottle just does not fit in that limited space. Believe me, I've tried. I've even had a vinyl tube umbilical attached to the cap spout. And it gets to be even more interesting when the umbilical pops off the bottle nozzle and you squirt that smelly hypoid gear oil on the floor.
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MikeB wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:56 pm
WingAdmin wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:20 pm
MikeB wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:00 pm Perseverance pays off. And having a good selection of tools really helps too.

When it is time to replace the oil in the final drive down the road, I've heard that a decent pump type oil can with about 5 ounces of oil in it works nicely.
Pump Oil Can.jpg
I use the Valvoline Gear Oil that comes in a squeeze bottle with a tip. I just take the tip of the gear oil bottle, stick it up in there, and squeeze until it starts running out.

61GV38lFULL._AC_SL1500_.jpg
Scott, I'd really like to see you do that with the bike on the center stand, the front wheel on the ground, and the muffler and saddlebag still on the bike. That bottle just does not fit in that limited space. Believe me, I've tried. I've even had a vinyl tube umbilical attached to the cap spout. And it gets to be even more interesting when the umbilical pops off the bottle nozzle and you squirt that smelly hypoid gear oil on the floor.
Generally I have my saddlebag off when I'm doing this (because I've just changed my tire), but you're right - as I show in How to replace the gear oil in your final drive, in order to do it with the saddlebag installed, you have to use a tube:

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G'Day all!
Thought I'd put this here. The Moly 60 grease referred to in the vid I understand is no longer available and last I've seen in different threads on this site is the Honda Moly 77 is now the recommended grease.
I had the rear end apart and greased last winter but the final drive gears are heavily rusted upon disassembly this winter.
So my question, is the Honda 77 still the best option for lubrication of the final drive open gears?
Thanks in advance for the input.
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Sassy wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:33 am G'Day all!
Thought I'd put this here. The Moly 60 grease referred to in the vid I understand is no longer available and last I've seen in different threads on this site is the Honda Moly 77 is now the recommended grease.
I had the rear end apart and greased last winter but the final drive gears are heavily rusted upon disassembly this winter.
So my question, is the Honda 77 still the best option for lubrication of the final drive open gears?
Thanks in advance for the input.
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Which gears are you talking about? The splines that connect the final drive to the wheel? Those should have the moly paste - but they also should not be rusted! Particularly if they were greased only a year ago.

In any case, the Honda M77 moly paste is the correct lubricant for those splines.
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Thanks Scott, ya printed gears should have stated splines.
Used a moly paste but not Honda last year.
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If I may, I'd like to add a bit of info concerning what I believe you are talking about.
Take a look at these diagrams:




And these pictures of what mine look like many years ago.




Since then, I have had no issues at all as long as the grease seal is intact and I lube the splines every 16k - 20k miles.
I use Loctite Moly Paste since the Moly 60 is no longer available.


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Mike those are fine well greased and very little if any wear. My problem is with the driven spline at exit of the rearend. Although the wear isnt major it is significant 10-15 thousands. It was dry when I disassembled it. I was in there a year ago,,, maybe I cleaned it and didnt regrease,, wouldnt be the first time i forgot something,,,,,
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So, you are talking about the 6 pin final driven flange that is a 5 pin driven flange on the later models '90 - '00 right?

The 6 pins on yours '88-'89 need to be greased as well as the splines on the driven flange. Moly Paste will work well on the pins and the driven flange.


Of course, this is a drawing of the later model years and they neglected to tell us in the drawing that the 5 pin driven flanges pins are NOT to lubed. The splines, YES, the pins, NO. Only the pins on the 6 pin flange pins need to be lubed.
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Yes Mike everything you say is correct.
Well I did make a bit of a mistake.
l did grease the splines on assembly but assembly was in May/21 not '22 so the tire went 2 riding seasons about 15,000klms.
I took several pics of installation because the 195 wide tire needed a specific install order to get it all in. This pic clearly shows the splines greased but not good enough grease or too long an interval cause it came apart dry and rusty.


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Hmm.. maybe you used assembly grease instead of Moly Grease. Assembly grease will mash up and fling off under heave pressure, Moly won't.
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Ive got Honda Moly 77 coming.
Assembly with the 195/55 next week!
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Sassy wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 11:41 pm Yes Mike everything you say is correct.
Well I did make a bit of a mistake.
l did grease the splines on assembly but assembly was in May/21 not '22 so the tire went 2 riding seasons about 15,000klms.
I took several pics of installation because the 195 wide tire needed a specific install order to get it all in. This pic clearly shows the splines greased but not good enough grease or too long an interval cause it came apart dry and rusty.
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That doesn't look like moly paste, it looks like regular mechanical grease. Moly paste is a dull grey in color. Regular mechanical grease will get squeezed out of the spline interface and flung away, leaving the spline unlubricated. That's why it's important to use only high-moly lubricant. It too has a grease carrier that gets squeezed out and flung away, but the molybdenum remains and provides lubrication.


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