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1Back to top Go down   Final Drive spline lubrication issue Empty Final Drive spline lubrication issue Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:04 pm

Larry Myers

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After seemingly completing a final drive spline inspection, lubrication, and reassembly,  I moved a rag and found a small rubber donut.  I can't seem to find any pictures or diagrams that clarify where that donut belongs.  Any help would be much appreciated.



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Laitch

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Some aftermarket shock absorbers—Progressive, for one—have o-rings similar to that one that fit within the lower mounts and tend to fall out when the shocks are dismounted. 

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RicK G

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It isn't a part of the final drive that can come out when the drive is removed for lubricating.


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4Back to top Go down   Final Drive spline lubrication issue Empty Final Drive spline lubrication issue Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:55 pm

Larry Myers

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Thanks for the responses.  I am relieved to hear that the mystery donut does not appear to belong in the actual drive shaft/final drive assembly.  I would like to return it to it's proper placement and would appreciate any clarification as to where, exactly, it belongs.  At this point, I am thinking that it may belong on the inside of the lower shock mount.  The bushing at the bottom of the shock appears to cracked (not through).  I would like to replace it, if I can locate the proper part.  Should I expect to find a manufacturer's name/description on the shock?


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RicK G

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The easiest way to identify it maybe to post a picture of it.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

6Back to top Go down   Final Drive spline lubrication issue Empty Rear shock images (1986 K100 RS) Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:13 pm

Larry Myers

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If any Forum member can identify the rear shock on my K100, please contact me.  I would like to find replacement rubber bushing for the shock.

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Laitch

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@Larry Myers wrote:If any Forum member can identify the rear shock on my K100, please contact me.  I would like to find replacement rubber bushing for the shock.
It looks like an old Fox Clicker. Are you certain it had o-rings (rubber bushings) to begin with? The canister attached to the hose at the top of the shock has no identification on it?


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Point-Seven-five

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+1 on the Fox twin clicker identification.  The blue knurled knob on the bottom is the rebound damping adjustment.  The red knob on the reservoir is the compression damping adjustment.


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Dai

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If the shock mounts are anything like the OEM Ikons fitted to my Cali 1100ie then the O-rings fit in a groove either side of the main metal bush mount. They're there to try and prevent water ingress into the bush and so to stop the bush corroding to the mounting spigot on the bike. Take the nut off the bottom shock mount and check for a groove or an O-ring. If they're there, refit the O-ring with some water-resistant grease (OEM is quite frequently a white marine-grade grease).


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Motorbike Mike

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Wilbers have the same arrangement on their bottom shock mount. Two O rings keep dirt out of the grease that lubricates the sleeve inside the mounting eye.
Inspect the bottom mount, if an O ring is missing replace it ASAP.

Good luck.

    

11Back to top Go down   Final Drive spline lubrication issue Empty Final Drive spline lubrication issue Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:04 pm

Larry Myers

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Thanks for the good suggestions.  The O-ring that was still hanging around after my spline lube was, in fact, intended to keep dirt and moisture out of the lower shock mount.  It was from the back side of the bottom of the shock.  Thanks to your advice, it is back where it belongs.

Larry


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