Final drive wear


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Rane
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Location: Columbus, OH
Motorcycle: 1995 gl1500A Aspencade

Final drive wear

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Hello. It took me a while to get to this point in order to remove an 11 year old tire. The studs didn't come off with the wheel and the final drive looked kinda greasy. I had to remove the final drive to clear the wheel. The bike has 60k miles. Is it time to service the final drive besides changing oil? If so I'm taking it to a shop because it's well above my skill level and tool supplies. I'd rather just put the wheel on and get back to it in a few months. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Sassy
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Motorcycle: 1989 gl1500

Re: Final drive wear

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It should be greasy. I'd clean it and the driveshaft splines and regrease with Honda's moly. Its a special grease any old grease won't last. Reassemble and ride!
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Rane
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Location: Columbus, OH
Motorcycle: 1995 gl1500A Aspencade

Re: Final drive wear

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Cool. I purchased the Loctite 51048 moly paste. By the time I use a quarter of it for the same job I'll be a decent tire changer on the gl1500.
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