Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Potomac, MD, USA
Rear Drive Revisit
Last fall on a trip back from Columbus, OH, rear drive went out. I rebuilt it myself over the winter and have about 1500 miles on it now. It seems smooth. However, I just changed the rear oil (put in Valvoline SynPower 75W-140 this time) and saw an awful lot of metal scum on my drain plug. Sort of rounded over the plug. Now this could be remnants of stuff I didn't get fully cleaned out when I rebuilt, but I was pretty careful.
The problem is that I plan to run back to Columbus again tomorrow on my bike from Maryland. Am I about to have deja-vu all over again? What would you guys do? It's going to be beautiful the next several days. If you tell me to "Just ride it" will someone pick me up in West Virginia if I break down?
Cheers - Jack