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post #1 of 5 Old Nov 6th, 2008, 9:08 pm Thread Starter
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Unhappy Final Drive play

Hello LT riders,

I own a 2000 KLT. the final drive has been tight up until now. The bike has 44000 miles on it checked the drive last week and it now has a small amount of play in it. Have others had play in the unit with out the rough bearing?

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Re: Final Drive play

I honestly don't think you could have side play without a rough bearing. But, that's just me. I may not be as smart as my avatar looks..........

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Wink Re: Final Drive play

It may be something as simple as your Paralever (or Pinion) bearings have backed off a little on the torque. I had play in two directions, side to side and top to bottom with my rear wheel a few months ago, and thought I was looking at another dreaded FD failure! It turned out to be the Paralever bearings had to be re-torqued is all. If you watch very carefully and can see that the entire FD housing is actually moving with the wheel then the Paralever bearings should be the culprit. Easy fix!

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Re: Final Drive play

I had play in my rear wheel as well and it was the paralever bearings.

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Cool Re: Final Drive play

Thanks for the reply, I will check this out as soon as I get the time. This sounds alot better than rebuilding the final drive. Dale.
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