Drive shaft


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Nlmman47
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Drive shaft

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I had take the final drive out to re grease the shaft and check out. But I am having trouble getting the shaft to realign it up with the out put on the motor. Please tell me the best way to get it back in


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Re: Drive shaft

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Start bike, put bike in reverse, push gently on shaft while bumping the start button, it will slide into place.

Some have used a metal yardstick, put that into the tube all the way, then the shaft, and use the yardstick to guide it in.

I just used the reverse trick and it worked immediately.

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Re: Drive shaft

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Sometimes it just works. I know I've spent an hour trying to get that damn thing to go in, I walked away in disgust, and when I came back and tried again, it went right in first try. Luck of the draw sometimes.
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WingAdmin wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:33 am Sometimes it just works. I know I've spent an hour trying to get that damn thing to go in, I walked away in disgust, and when I came back and tried again, it went right in first try. Luck of the draw sometimes.
Same here. Sometimes it goes in real easy.
Other times it's pain in the....
Keep trying. It will go in.
George in Jersey.
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Re: Drive shaft

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thanks for the input. i did try the rev bump and still nothing. then i grab a long... screwdriver and moved it around then try the rev bump and after several tries it FINALY went in. thank god. it is always that way when thing s go right and then your stopped by something simple enough that will frustrate you but walk away from it is always a good thing.(which i have a hard time doing) i get started on something its hard to stop. but again thanks for the help. i am restoring an 92 Goldwing that's set for at least 20 years maybe more, not sure but engine runs good body parts are in good shape mostly. the only thing that concerns me is the 2nd gear when shift up to 2 it grinds little but goes in of coarse when on center stand. not took it down the road yet. anyone got an ideal about that?
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Re: Drive shaft

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Nimman47
I have the same issue on my 91.
I found a way to minimize it by FFQ, FULL FIRM QUICK shifting the shift pedal.

Before FFQ with soft pedal pressure shifting, it ground 4th gear nearly every time.
'For Me', with FFQ it almost doesn't matter if I fully disengage the clutch or slightly. The other key point with FFQ is start the shift pedal move minisculely before pulling in the clutch lever. In essence this loads pressure on the outboard parts, taking up any slack.

HOPE THIS HELPS

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Re: Drive shaft

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If it's been sitting for so long be sure to change the timing belts FIRST before running it so you don't kill it.
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