Originally Posted by Xtian
I have a '99 with a speedometer encoder that is spinning and as such, need to remove the final drive to reseat that part. I am considering that when I have the drive out of the bike rebuilding the Crown Bearing. At this point I am considering doing it myself, but was wondering if anyone knows people in Northern Cal who do this work?
Drain the drive really well.
Remove the FD from the bike.
Remove the input driveshaft U-joint.
Remove the brake rotor.
Double bag in heavy duty plastic bags so residual oil doesn't get out.
It will fit in a USPS (US Postal Service) Priortiy Flat Rate Medium shipping box and will ship anywhere in the country for about $15.
Contact Dave Selvig (aka Saddleman) on this site to see if he is available to do your drive. Another good choice would be John Z, also on this site.
BTW, not sure what you mean by a "speedometer encoder that is spinning" but, it is is the "castle" ring inside the FD that the sensor picks up you may have an underlying issue. That is, the "creeping" input pinion needle bearing race which is known to displace the speedometer sending ring. You want someone who is familiar with this problem and has experience fixing it.
If you choose to do it yourself, post pics and we can talk you through your findings. If you do find the creeping needle bearing race problem you will have a bigger challenge. This requires disassembly of the input pinion shaft, pressing the race back on, best done with some method of preventing the "creep" in the future. Disassembly of the input pinion shaft requires special tools, heat, and high torque values.