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Final drive unit

What oil does the final drive unit take

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My recommendation is 75W90 Amsoil gear oil.

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SOURCE: What type of oil is used in the final drive on an

Honda final drive gear oil.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: The final drive shaft

you have a damaged seal replace it and you should be just fine

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a oil leak coming from the rear wheel final

oil seal gone on the shaft cheap to buy but a bugger to get off as you have to strip the drive off andthen pop the old seal off with a screw driver then slide it of and next ge the new seal dap some oil inside then slide into place and rebuild also top up oil in engine

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SOURCE: final drive oil seal replacement

The problem is that the engine, or swing arm should be removed in order to make his job easy . Make sure that the bearing behind the seal doesn't have play side to side . I don't think you could get enought room to slip the new seal over the shaft by removing the final drive unit at the rear wheel, the locking bolt under the rubber boot behind the seal,and sliding the drive shaft assembly back into the swing arm cup . If you have to pull the swing arm off, it would be a good time to re-pack the bearings with moly grease . The old seal just prys out, and the new seal must be tapped in evenly . Do not distort the seal . Try to find something round that fits the seal to tap opon . I have used plastic pipe . J

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it is usuall for a little oil to come out of the breather, you can buy a filter type thing, that goes on the end of the breather hose. Check your oil level,make sure not too much.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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