Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Re: Final Drives Without Drain Plugs
Drain plugs on the GS re-appeared for the 07 model part way through. My early 07 does not have a drain plug, later 07 models do. To drain the drive without a drain is rather easy, take tire off, remove speed sensor, remove plug on top of unit, remove nut holding swing arm, and rotate down and let drain. I am sure I am missing a step in there, caliper off? but it takes just a few minutes and can be done on the center stand, at least for a GS. While draining, lube up the splines. Once done, put it all back together and fill through the speed sensor hole. Figure there is no difference in the final drive itself other than the casting that now has a drain at 6 o'clock. And yes, the fluid amount has changed.