24K service

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by OFOAM, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. OFOAM

    OFOAM Adventurer

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    24K service is coming up on my '09 GS. I thought I'd attempt to lube the front shaft splines. I know it's going to be a PITA getting it off. But putting it back may be worse. So some questions.
    1) Is the job worth the reward? Since the front spline is clipped it apparently doesn't move like the rear. Am I preventing a possible future problem or just using up Moly lube?
    2) If I do pull the shaft (the one on the bike, of course) what problems do I run into on the reinstall?
    Also, I want to check the pivot bearing and add some grease. Is there Locktite on the threads requiring heat? Which side does the heat do the most good?

    I know there's info on the site but search just gives me a blank screen. Don't know if it's the search function or something with Mozilla. Thus the need to cover what is probably old ground. And yes I have the JVB 24k service DVD. But my wife is using her laptop and my PC doesn't have DVD player so I can't check the DVD for info. Besides, someone may have some experience that I'll find usefull.
    Mick
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  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Hi Nick,

    Since that is not a regular service it is not on the DVD. I do cover it on the Repair II DVD though.

    IMHO I wouldn't do it until the 36K. That shaft doesn't move much, as you know, so the risk is low.
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  3. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    I removed the DS on my '05 at 60K. Getting it off was easy. Getting it back on took a little trial and error. Once I stopped trying to see what I was doing and did the procedure by feel it went pretty quick.

    Lube was not the purpose. My splines, both male and female, were just fine as I expected. I wanted to check the U-joint. It was fine, too. I did clean the splines and add some Honda Moly 60 just because.
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  4. Lime

    Lime Been here awhile

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    I had to replace the front of the drive shaft oil seal at 38,548 miles. It was about 1/2 day of work for me but not much of a problem to do it. The splines were in great shape so like above I wouldn't mess with it now, but if you do, I'd replace the seal while I had it apart.
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  5. OFOAM

    OFOAM Adventurer

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    Lime, not sure what you mean by the "front of the drive shaft oil seal". What are we talking about here? :huh
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  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Trans output seal.
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