Shaft and rear hub lubrication


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Shaft and rear hub lubrication

Post by EDP » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:33 pm



1986 Goldwing Looking at the parts break down of this section it looks like the shaft back to the rear hub is lubricated by not a pressurized pump but more of a slinger is this correct? Same as the front of the shaft where it connects to the tranny?



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Re: Shaft and rear hub lubrication

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:55 pm

EDP wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:33 pm
1986 Goldwing Looking at the parts break down of this section it looks like the shaft back to the rear hub is lubricated by not a pressurized pump but more of a slinger is this correct? Same as the front of the shaft where it connects to the tranny?
The driveshaft connects to both the transmission and the rear end by way of splined shafts and a universal joint. The u-joint has sealed bearings and does not require lubrication. The splines on the shaft need to be lubricated with high-Moly grease.

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Re: Shaft and rear hub lubrication

Post by EDP » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:23 pm

So where the spline goes into the trans, that bearing is lubricated how? I don't see any kind of pump that would be pressured more like engine lube and pos. a slinger ?

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Re: Shaft and rear hub lubrication

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:39 pm

The shaft is not lubricated apart from the moly paste on the splines. The pinion bearing (where the shaft enters the rear hub) is lubricated with gear oil inside the hub. There is an oil seal on the shaft end where the shaft enters the hub.

The output shaft stays in the engine, and is sealed - it is normally not removed unless it needs to be repaired/replaced:

Output Shaft
Output Shaft

The splined end of the output shaft is lubricated with Moly grease, and fits into the universal joint:

Universal Joint
Universal Joint

The driveshaft fits into the universal joint, and the other end of the driveshaft fits, with its oil seal, into the final drive/hub:

Driveshaft and hub
Driveshaft and hub


Installation of driveshaft into hub
Installation of driveshaft into hub


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Re: Shaft and rear hub lubrication

Post by EDP » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:11 am

Got it .Thanks for the detailed photo's.



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