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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #60 on: November 16, 2018, 04:23:03 PM »
I fill mine to the point that it seeps out while on the center stand. Some say that you should level the bike first by putting a piece of wood under the front tire. I don't bother. And I don't measure the amount of gear oil that I put in.
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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #61 on: November 16, 2018, 10:18:22 PM »
To the guy who opened his plug and it started oozing out, just drain the drive and refill. Nothing to worry about. It was that full all the miles you’ve been riding it. If you hadn’t opened it, you’d never have known.
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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #62 on: April 05, 2019, 07:16:45 AM »
Changed the fluids of my GEN1 today..
The Diff oil and the Magnetic Exit Plug was covered in gunk..
old Oil..



 then new oil and Plug cleaned..


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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #63 on: April 05, 2019, 04:45:46 PM »
Wow, that's a pretty big chunk of metal stuck to that drain plug magnet.  :038:
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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #64 on: April 06, 2019, 09:36:16 PM »
 
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
Wow, that's a pretty big chunk of metal stuck to that drain plug magnet.  :038:

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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2019, 11:00:11 AM »
Oil discussuions tend to be like discusstions about religion: Nobody believes anything the other one says  :745:

About oil: I change the oil as the workshop manual tells me to. I use oil with the specs (or higher)  that the manual asks for. As for the brand, I don't care. I use wellknown brands, that's all.

I have driven bikes since 1994, most of them well past 100 000 km. No problems that could be attributed to oil.

As for the final drive, I know that Triumph says it does not need to be changed more than once. For this I make an exception: I change it when I chekc/adjust valve clearances. No connection between the two, but that gives me a reasonable service interval on the final drive. Do I think it is really necessary? No. I just do it to make sure.

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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2019, 05:05:01 PM »
For the cost (in time and oil) changing the final drive oil regularly is probably the cheapest and easiest insurance that you will ever buy. And literally, a child could do it.
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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2019, 06:18:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
For the cost (in time and oil) changing the final drive oil regularly is probably the cheapest and easiest insurance that you will ever buy. And literally, a child could do it.

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Re: Final drive oil change
« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2019, 11:29:46 PM »
I agree, that it is an easy, cheap form of maintenance /care. A Point, is that a Magnetic plug is used as standard in the diff. ? So, me thinks that there is a Really good reason that 'T' did that, and not put a Magnetic Plug in the Engine Sump as standard too ?. Therefore, a really good reason to change the diff fluid at some interval...   :028:
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