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    driveshaft maintenance
    on: Sep 20, 2020, 09.50 pm
    Sep 20, 2020, 09.50 pm
    is there precribed maintenance for the sliding parts of the drive shaft? With My BMW 1200 gs i lubed the driveshaft splines with sturabugs grease. Also a wise idea for the honda?

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    Re: driveshaft maintenance
    Reply #1 on: Oct 02, 2020, 12.02 am
    Oct 02, 2020, 12.02 am
    Per the manual, change Final Drive Oil every 3 years.  Other than that, I see nothing in the manual.

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    Re: driveshaft maintenance
    Reply #2 on: Oct 02, 2020, 09.26 am
    Oct 02, 2020, 09.26 am
    I replace mine on every yearly service.  As stated before, the manual suggests once every three years but the oil is not expensive and it is an easy procedure hence I do it annually.

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    Re: driveshaft maintenance
    Reply #3 on: Nov 29, 2020, 12.43 pm
    Nov 29, 2020, 12.43 pm
    Definitely is worth to check oil level.
    Done it today, and despite the fact that I have only covered 3900 miles, oil was quite dirty, also it was way below the required level.


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    Re: driveshaft maintenance
    Reply #4 on: Nov 29, 2020, 02.54 pm
    Nov 29, 2020, 02.54 pm
    then there is a leak or the level was not set propely last time or this time. oil level should be done on the sidestand NOT on the centerstand. Then you would have overfilled it witch pressure build en possible leaks as a result.

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    Re: driveshaft maintenance
    Reply #5 on: Nov 29, 2020, 03.12 pm
    Nov 29, 2020, 03.12 pm
    *Originally Posted by plukenannabel [+]
    oil level should be done on the sidestand NOT on the centerstand.

    Done it on center stand.
    Thanks for the info, will correct it tomorrow.

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    Re: driveshaft maintenance
    Reply #6 on: Nov 29, 2020, 09.51 pm
    Nov 29, 2020, 09.51 pm
    According to the shop manual, for checking the oil level, use Side Stand.  For replacing oil, lift the rear wheel off the ground.  So, if the oil is being replaced, then Center Stand would be better. 

    Level check: Side stand
    Oil replacement: Center stand
    Last Edit: Nov 29, 2020, 10.05 pm by Asct17

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    Re: driveshaft maintenance
    Reply #7 on: Nov 29, 2020, 10.47 pm
    Nov 29, 2020, 10.47 pm
    I put the 7 oz. of oil as per the spec. in the manual.

    Still think the side stand check is a typo ( aka error).  Side stand .....It makes no sense and to many variables.