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Old 05-10-2015, 06:03 AM   #1
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final drive question, lube, 09 R1200R

I was putting some lube on the boot for the final drive to make a better seal, and actually giving in to my OCD, and I saw that I could see the U joint from the drive shaft to the splines right there under the boot.
50k miles on the bike and no suggestion of final drive issue.

the metal looked good,. My question is would there be any benefit or disadvantage to reaching a finger in there and rubbing some moly grease on the exposed surfaces of that joint? I think that over time the grease would find its way to the pivot points within that "U Joint?"

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Old 05-10-2015, 07:13 AM   #2
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It may help keep water and dirt out of the joints, but I doubt the lube would help. If you drop the FD you can use a fine grease needle and pump grease in there. Some think that helps.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:36 AM   #3
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Thanks, Jim, you just saved me getting my fingers dirty on Mothers day. they hate that.

Getting ready for a 6+k ride and tying up loose ends, in fact seeking them out. When I get back I will drop the rear end.
Thanks again.
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