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Old 01-15-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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Worried about lack of Cush Drive... any advice?

So, I'm heading up north for the weekend, Los angeles to San Luis Obispo. Not a long trip, most if it was supposed to be off-road but all the good routs out of Los Angeles are closed for the season. So I am forced to slab it all the way up to Soda Lake area. That and the direct route back will put a few hundred miles on my NON cush drive rear wheel...

I ride a 625 SXC. Am I asking for trouble or is this nothing to worry about?

thanks for the advice,
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:08 PM   #2
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:20 PM   #3
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It'll be fine.
Thanks Yossarian, that's kinda what I thought...

However I think I'll get a second wheel with Cush sometime in the future just to lower the risk of blowing out my transmission.

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Old 01-15-2008, 01:05 PM   #4
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I have a cush rear and a regular on my SXC. If you're running knobbies I wouldn't worry about it. See the FleaMarket for a guy looking for a new rear for his SXC where he trashed the hub. It happens. Probably not in 300 miles even if you were running Saharas (or some non knobbie).

Also OC is the wrong forum for this, it should be posted in thumpers.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:52 PM   #5
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I dont remember seeing any transmission issues on an SXC due to a non cushioned hubs on the street...Actually, I dont remember hearing about any transmission issues period. But as Crazybrit said, i have seen a few cracked hubs.

That being said, I installed one on mine for piece of mind
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:11 PM   #6
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The tranny is already dampened. It's the hub thats the issue.
If you're doing a lot of street miles on dual-sport tires it's worth adding
as a hub failure at speed could be unpleasant.
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