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post #1 of 7 Old Aug 30th, 2013, 5:50 pm Thread Starter
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Final drive says goodbye

Well after 204K faithful miles the final drive on my 2005 LT has checked out. Anyone
know of one for sale?

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Well after 204K faithful miles the final drive on my 2005 LT has checked out. Anyone
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Contact saddleman and have it rebuilt

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WOW! You mean to tell me that not everyone has a failure at <40K? There is hope for me yet!!!

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Re: Final drive says goodbye

Please advise, has that FD unit completed 204,000 miles without incident ? Average of 30,000 miles per year, that's a busy bike as well. Maybe we need a focus on all the positive stories on FD units, there should be plenty if the 4% failure rate of the population is correct.

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Yes, $350 rebuilt and ready to go.
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post #6 of 7 Old Aug 31st, 2013, 8:32 am Thread Starter
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Yes I have put 204K HARD miles on my LT without any final drive problems until now. It did not completly fail but I did start to feel a vibration and had filings on the drain plug. We pulled it apart and it is well worn both bearings and gears as well as the rear u-joint coming apart, time to replace.

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Yes, $350 rebuilt and ready to go.
Can't beat that price folks. I paid $400 a couple of years ago for my rebuilt one, and was happy with that...

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