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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 09:52 AM
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Pulled my rear wheel (2016 ES) for a tire change today. This is the first time the wheel has been off - bike only has 8000km on it. Decided to remove the pumpkin and drive shaft to check the lube on the front splines. Pretty much dry as has often been mentioned. I'll deal with that. What concerned me more was the rust on the shaft itself. Picture is attached. Not sure how this would happen our what to do about it. Can anyone advise me please?
Too bad you did only half the job. You have to remove the stuff you did to get to the splines on the other end of the universal joint.
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How does one get to the front u joint? Asking only for winter work on the bike.

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Thanks RB. I really was hoping I did not have to pull the swingarm off but still may pull it this winter to check the grease sitiation.

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You definitely don't have to pull the swingarm off.. just the parts I mentioned and the pumpkin...... after you take the back wheel off, there is that, LOL.
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Thanks RB. I really was hoping I did not have to pull the swingarm off but still may pull it this winter to check the grease sitiation.
No need for swing arm removal to remove the drive universal joint. Here's the instructions -> http://www.fjr-tips.org/maint/ujoint/uj.html

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Pulled my rear wheel (2016 ES) for a tire change today. This is the first time the wheel has been off - bike only has 8000km on it. Decided to remove the pumpkin and drive shaft to check the lube on the front splines. Pretty much dry as has often been mentioned. I'll deal with that. What concerned me more was the rust on the shaft itself. Picture is attached. Not sure how this would happen our what to do about it. Can anyone advise me please?

Not a new issue. Here's something a lot of us were writing about in 2003/2004.


http://www.fjr-tips.org/maint/spline/spline.html

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