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    Drive line noise
    on: Jun 16, 2020, 06.45 pm
    Jun 16, 2020, 06.45 pm
    Hi guys , just been reading up on the drive shaft recall , had my bike running in gear on its centre st and and it has got an awful metallic clanking which does sound like it coming out of the swing arm , my bike was registered on the 4/11/2016 and has only done 4.5k miles ,by rights it should of had the improved shaft when it was built , has anyone else had a later model with a shaft failure .
    I,m going to ask at my local honda dealer if he can give me a manufacturing date from the chassis number just to double check when it was made .
    Thanks Allan

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    Re: Drive line noise
    Reply #1 on: Jun 16, 2020, 08.06 pm
    Jun 16, 2020, 08.06 pm
    Registration date and model year are two different things.
    Sometimes a bike stays a showroom model for years without with only a registration into the stock of the dealership.
    I don't trust dealers and wouldn't be surprised if they forgot to put the gear oil in the final drive.

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    Re: Drive line noise
    Reply #2 on: Jun 16, 2020, 08.17 pm
    Jun 16, 2020, 08.17 pm
    Dont worry 2pac,
    Normal sound when it's on the centre stand, lots of lash with no load on it.
    Just ride and service as due. You can check easy if there is oil in the differential if it calms your nerves. But be very careful with the fill bung, it is made of chocolate and lots of gents on here have sheared it.

    Tom
    Thetrecker. Sometimes your the bug and sometimes your the windshield.

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    Re: Drive line noise
    Reply #3 on: Jun 16, 2020, 10.39 pm
    Jun 16, 2020, 10.39 pm
    Thanks for the replies . Diff oil is spotless . When I ran it in second  gear I put a little pressure on the back brake to hopefully eliminate backlash noise and you could visibly see the Back wheel sort of jerking as it spun , seen cv joints on cars snagging and making the drive line clicking and jerking but that,s usually when the cv joints on full lock .
    Anyone around Nottingham that could meet up with just to do a comparison in drive line noise cos I,m quite nervous about riding it any good distance now !
     Bought this to do a 14 day European tour on as well 😢
    Thanks Allan

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    Re: Drive line noise
    Reply #4 on: Jun 17, 2020, 01.23 pm
    Jun 17, 2020, 01.23 pm
    I'm in West Bridgford if you want to look at mine. It's done 36000 miles 63 plate

    John

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    Re: Drive line noise
    Reply #5 on: Jun 17, 2020, 04.34 pm
    Jun 17, 2020, 04.34 pm
    Pm sent ☺

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    Re: Drive line noise
    Reply #6 on: Jun 18, 2020, 08.04 pm
    Jun 18, 2020, 08.04 pm
    The backlash is not likely to be in the driveshaft, it's in the final shaft across the back of engine before it gets to the gearbox - there's a forked dog arrangement there that I think is spring loaded.

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    Re: Drive line noise
    Reply #7 on: Jun 18, 2020, 08.36 pm
    Jun 18, 2020, 08.36 pm
    A massive thankyou to noddy for letting me pop over to do a comparison , looks like what i,m hearing is perfectly normal on a crosstourer , he even let me try his bike to be 100 percent sure , it was the backlash that sounds so bad when you have it running in gear on the main stand !  it has certainly put my mind at rest so thank you again John your a gent  :020: