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DJ Drive serviced.

I removed the DJ Drive from my 07 C50T today and re-installed the original drive in preparation for installing it on my newer 08 C50T (hopefully tomorrow). The drive has about 46K miles on it.

This evening I removed the drive shaft to clean and grease the rear spline. Boy was I surprised at the amount of grease still on the spline when I removed the seal. It was packed with grease. I could have used that thing for another 200K miles. While I had it apart, I cleaned it and re greased, new clip ring and new seal. It should be good for many more happy miles.

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I removed the DJ Drive from my 07 C50T today and re-installed the original drive in preparation for installing it on my newer 08 C50T (hopefully tomorrow). The drive has about 46K miles on it.

This evening I removed the drive shaft to clean and grease the rear spline. Boy was I surprised at the amount of grease still on the spline when I removed the seal. It was packed with grease. I could have used that thing for another 200K miles. While I had it apart, I cleaned it and re greased, new clip ring and new seal. It should be good for many more happy miles.
How did the grease look? Clean or signs of filings?


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How did the grease look? Clean or signs of filings?
The grease was as clean as the day it was put in. No particulates at all.

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hey rich...hope things are well your way on The Island...

Whats the big hurry...slow down and enjoy the ride!

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The grease was as clean as the day it was put in. No particulates at all.
I'm always amazed at the way some of the splines on the OEM drives are somehow not lubed from the factory and the damage done. Goes to show what a little lube will do.


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hey rich...hope things are well your way on The Island...
We are in great shape at our home but people in other areas are in bad shape as I am sure you have seen on the news.

One of the members of the Blue Knights chapter that I belong to lives just two towns to the West of us. He lost the entire first floor of his home and his brand new 2013 Harley motorcycle. Many people with out power but we are fine.

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I'm always amazed at the way some of the splines on the OEM drives are somehow not lubed from the factory and the damage done. Goes to show what a little lube will do.
I pulled the drive from my 08 C50T today to install the DJ drive. The front spline had very little if any grease but the spline is in excellent condition. Just under 7K on the bike.

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The front spline had very little if any grease but the spline is in excellent condition.
That's what I'm talking about right there!
Well at least there was a small amount ........... better than none.


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One of the members of the Blue Knights chapter that I belong to lives just two towns to the West of us. He lost the entire first floor of his home and his brand new 2013 Harley motorcycle.
Man, that sounds *just* like what happened to folks downriver from us during Irene.

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