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Problem with drive shaft on yamaha v-star 650 06 model

Hi, the bearings have gone on the drive shaft at the back wheel and i can not work out the best way to remove and replace them, i think the shaft maybe heat treated, but i am not sure where the split is or the best way to go about it. Can anyone help thanks.

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Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part and/or the notation "Not Available" is in the description, the part is not in stock. www.babbittsonline.com/pages/parts/viewbybrandand/parts.aspx

This will show the construction and sequence of the parts.
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Well it was nice information for ordering parts, but not removing them. From what I can see, and I will be doing mine shortly, there is a threaded retaining ring before the bearing. Take the ring out the bearing should come out then. I will follow up with results.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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