Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Vancouver Island, B.C
final drive issues
04 vstar 1100, 33000 miles
Well my last ride I noticed a strange squeek coming from the back end, ive only had the bike for a couple months and hadn't got to pulling the back tire yet to check anything so last night I drained the final drive oil to change it and pulled the rear tire off.
The splines on the rear wheel hub are almost completely gone and everything was pretty dry, the oil in the final drive looked pretty new and good with no chunks or scary things coming out.
The splines on the front of the driveshaft looks good other then a little dry and I haven't yet pulled it out of the final drive to inspect the front splines. I noticed that I could move the drive shafts around up down left and right while it's still in the final drive, is this normal.
I would have thought with the bearings in there that the only thing the drive shafts could do was turn.
Any info and help would be appreciated , thanks