Congrats on a job well done! :-)
I also find it hard to imagine a failure in that area, but I suppose there's bound to one here or there.
My '99 Virago 1100 went up to 46,000 miles and saw no signs of trouble in the rear end.
I beat it like a redheaded step child, but I changed the oil every 10K and lubed the splines every tire change.
That's basically the exact same rear end design for all Yamaha's for decades.
For the benefit of others still reading,
What didn't used to be written in the manuals was,
when you are bolting everything back together,
you install the 4 bolts holding the rear drive to the swingarm barely finger tight,
then you tighten the axle down first to avoid alignment issues.
The last thing you do is torque up the 4 bolts to the swing arm.
Class dismissed! LOL
2004 FJR1300 ABS
Last edited by GuitarDave; 04-22-2017 at 12:36 AM.