Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: Gear Oil Change Every Service
The one thing frequent (6 K) oil changes does for you is it gives you a good indication of the drives current condition. Depending on what you see: a darkening of the oil (aluminum wear = taper bearing spinning) or shiny bits on the magnet (impending big bearing failure).
Most rear drive failures in the 30 - 90 K range were due to over shimming when setting the preload at assembly, while repeat failures are due to not correctly re-shimming the original failed drive during the repair.
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT
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