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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Seating the Final drive

So I ordered tires offline. I took the wheels off the bike myself and took them in to have them mounted and balanced. When I reinstalled the final drive for some reason I can't get it to seat as close to the rim as what is was when I took it off. There is like an 1/8" gap. I remember when I took the final drive off that it was pretty much just about tight up against the rim. I don't want to force it too much, but even hitting it with a rubber mallet won't get it to seat. Any ideas?

The bike is a 06' V-Star 1100 Silverado.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 07:47 PM
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as your putting it together once the gears alighn it only moves about a half inch,can you turn it back and forth be twisting the shaft
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Yes, when I turn the shaft it turns the drive.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 08:45 PM
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its probably ok i'd bolt it in place see if everything goes together
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Put it all back together. Seemed to bolt up just fine. Took it out for a spin and everything runs smooth. Hope its ok for the long haul.
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very good these bikes have a problem eating up the gears you must use honda moly 60 gear lube.regular grease will not hold uphttps://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home/maintenance-repairs/driveshaft

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The gap is normal if you are talking about the gap between the wheel and the hub.

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