Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Hartfield, VA, USA
Re: Installing Final Drive
I believe that the manual does not call for locktite on these fittings. It sure made a mess of mine.
I removed the final drive again and cleaned up the threads again. Also slightly chamferred the outside edge of the hole with a half round bastard to aid in the entry. Chased the threads again and walla, all is back together. Now I am just waiting for my new 1/4" drive 20 to 250 in. lb torque wrench to arrive. It is still cold out so no rush.
On doing the weep hole procedure and slave replacement:
One observation I have is, it is very easy to remove the Remus exhaust which makes removing and reinstalling the swingarm easier. Also with John Z's, input, I installed the drive shaft before installing the swingarm. That worked much easier for me. I could not get the thing lined up and slid on the shaft while truing to insert it through the swing arm.
Would an IMPACT gun be better for breaking loose those highly touqued bearing pieces? Seems like it would help to get things moving. I found that with the side extensions that I installed on my lift, some places it was difficult to get the swing on the 3' cheater pipe.
Another observation, 2 people doing the job would make things much easier. I had an offer from Glenn in VA Beach, to help, but timing and parts availability didn't coincide. Thanks any way Glenn, I was impatient to git er done.
Thanks again to all for all the tips and advice and all the great information and the video on this forum. I wouldn't hesitate to jump right in and do another.
Eastern Virginia (Middle Peninsula)
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