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Offline baudbish

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Re: driveshaft maintenance
Reply #8 on: November 29, 2020, 10:49:05 PM
That can't be right.  Why would the procedure for putting the oil back in involve placing the bike on the centre stand (which is not part of the standard fit but an optional extra) and raising the rear wheel off the ground?
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Re: driveshaft maintenance
Reply #9 on: November 29, 2020, 10:58:04 PM
When its time to replace, I myself plan do it on the center stand.  You are correct.  Checking the level on the side stand seems suspicious if the replacement is done on the center stand.  By the way, I have not done it yet and will probably do it next year.

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Re: driveshaft maintenance
Reply #10 on: November 29, 2020, 11:01:34 PM
baudbish - I think the idea of raising the wheel is to rotate it gently when the oil is being drained.  This will probably help in getting rid of maximum amount of old oil.

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Re: driveshaft maintenance
Reply #11 on: November 30, 2020, 07:39:39 AM
*Originally Posted by baudbish [+]
That can't be right.  Why would the procedure for putting the oil back in involve placing the bike on the centre stand (which is not part of the standard fit but an optional extra) and raising the rear wheel off the ground?
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Yes it can.
When you build a bike you don't do that for the few who can do their own maintenance but for everybody and when you plan to sell them through a dealer system you also want them to make some money on that maintenance.
So you don't need a centerstand because it's a problem for the dealer who they want to do the oilchange.
They have to invest in special tools and if you want to do your own maintenance you have to do as well.

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Re: driveshaft maintenance
Reply #12 on: November 30, 2020, 11:40:52 AM
Would appear everyone is correct, sort of.

Check is done on sidestand.

To drain it states get the rear wheel of the deck and spin the rear wheel.






Gives a quantity for refill and states to check as in first page.

Hope this helps
Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 11:42:33 AM by Hartley


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Re: driveshaft maintenance
Reply #13 on: November 30, 2020, 11:54:39 AM
Used 0.2l of oil, as per manual.
Stopped when oil reached edge of the oil filler hole.
Will leave it for now.
Thanks for your input guys.
Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 11:57:38 AM by matt28

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Re: driveshaft maintenance
Reply #14 on: December 06, 2020, 12:51:56 PM
Drive shaft oil, I always change every year. Simply because the oil container is large enough to service the bike 5 times and I don't think open containers last 15 years if you were to do it once every 3 years. It's cheap insurrance. I also change my oil every year or 12K's.

Strictly follow the manual, especially when torqueing down the fill cap. I ignored it and snapped it off after a 1/4 turn to tight, resulting in a €40,- bill for just an fill cap (specially engineered to break without damaging the thread, but still.. 40 bucks)

...and a heart attack.

 



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