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Offline Traveling1253

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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2014, 12:42:43 AM »
 Thanks for all the replies confirming what I figured and what the parts counter guy told me. Picked up a bottle of M1 75w-90 synth lube, drain, refill reuse the washers. Was surprised at how dirty the factory fill gear lube was after only 450 miles and there was also a pretty good sized black metallic booger on the magnetic drain plug :004:. Will definitely drain and refill again after a few hundred miles to make sure all the nastiness is flushed out.
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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2014, 01:03:08 PM »
For the rear drive I use an AMSOIL synthetic 75W-90 "Severe Gear" oil.
I am changing my rear drive oil every 5,000 miles from hereon out. Last time I drained after 8,000 miles it it looked brown, dirty and smelled odd. No way that would last a lifetime without changing frequently.

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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2014, 08:56:18 PM »
I don't see how it could last.  Even with no contaminates which we know there will be from the wearing of the gears. The shearing action of the gears would be breaking down the oil.  I know when I change the diff oil in my pickups you can tell when they are old because the oil doesn't flow the same.  I will be changing it every so often, tire change or valve adjust. 

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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2014, 06:13:54 AM »
Hey, great advices here!! My Tex is about 5000km and I was wondering when to change the rear drive oil and which one would be the best option.

I am after the full service manual anyhow, because I don't have the info relate to the amount of oil to use, I guess that I could find it at eBay right?


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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2014, 06:23:06 AM »
Getting mine changed at the 2 yr service point.
Will do it annually myself, from then on.

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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2014, 09:33:59 AM »
I did mine at 800 miles and again at 10k with amsoil.  Nothing against Castrol, but Im I have an amsoil account so I get it at wholesale and have had nothing but good experiences with their products.  Now going to ride this change 20k and see what happens, plus I hate changing that smelly stuff.

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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2014, 05:11:43 PM »
Just curious as I don't see anything in my owners manual about it....

Are you guys filling it with bike on center stand with the rear wheel off the ground?

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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2014, 02:28:10 AM »
Milq - yes - on the centrestand with rear wheel off the ground.

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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2014, 01:10:03 PM »
Just drained my drive oil at 550miles,as not convinced the garage changed this at 1st service,300mls of slight discoloured oil removed? Replaced with the recommended castrol around 180-190mls.......

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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2014, 05:07:05 PM »
Did mine at 1500 miles when I got the bike. Wasn't sure the dealer had done it at 500 miles service.

As others have said - small quantity involved and low cost so got to be worth doing every tyre change or so.......


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