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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    Yeah if a moderator wants to do that Im ok with it. If anyone else has to do this and has questions to anything that didnt get answered in this post, let me know and I will try to help out where I can
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    Thanks, Im glad you enjoyed the post.
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    I didn’t do this part. I can tell by the feel it has the required .008 to .016 lash
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    A few more steps and you are almost complete. Install pinion gear coupling, torque and peen nut into groove. I also grease the flange of the nut and threads to obtain proper torque. (Sorry, no picture) Next, install new driveshaft seal. Seriously this was the hardest thing to do without...
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    Warm main case slightly. Grease and install o ring on ring gear cover. Pack main case seal lip with grease also. Chill unit. When installing two main parts together, make sure gear teeth mesh together. This should drop right in with only the o ring offering resistance. Install bolts and torque...
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    Next remove the old bearing on the pinion gear, install the stoned off shim and new bearing. Prepare pinion bearing retainer with light grease. Re apply light film of grease in case and warm slightly. Drop in assembly and keep case warm. Use custom made socket to seat bearing. Torque to...
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    Next is the pinion gear support bearing. I always save the old bearings so you can use them to install the new. In this case, you use the parts and the machined surfaces of the case to aide with proper alignment. Again, light grease for pressing and low heat applied. In this photo you can see I...
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    Time to install bearings into the main case. Prior to doing these steps I had already installed the hardened sleeve and idle side ring gear seal into the case. To install the ring gear support bearing, you could use sockets and all thread to press the bearing in. Im using my welding table and...
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    From here we are close to being able to install the ring gear assembly into the removable side of the case. First you need to stone the shims smooth to remove any burrs so the seat correctly in the cover. You should start to chill the ring gear assembly as well. Then place the shims into the...
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    Next you want to install the large seal into the removable side of the case. I pre heat this as well and use precision blocks to make sure the seal is installed flush.
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    Now for installing the bearings. I first started with the large ring gear bearing. You want to chill the ring gear, then slowly heat the bearing using a heat gun to where it is slightly uncomfortable to handle while wearing nitrile gloves. Any hotter you will damage the bearings.
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    Ok, I had some time this weekend to put all the parts together and finally complete this project. I will start out by discussing the shims used in the case to set the proper gear lash. Each case has its own specific number etched in the case to help identify what shims should be used. Because...
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    Wouldn’t you know, some of the parts were on back order. I did some research and found alot of the parts in this final drive are used in other motorcycles. The needle bearing on the pinion shaft for instance is used in a Kawasaki vulcan. So if its back ordered, take the time to cross check your...
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    Touring or Sport mode

    No flash running S mode, all the time with the TC off. Include the ABS off when on dirt.
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    Final Drive Bearing Replacement

    Thanks. Some of the other tools needed to remove all the parts I didnt show as they can all be bought. I need to make the tool for checking the lash in the gear set. Should be easy due to the manual showing the dimensions of the tool.
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