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Rear Drive removal and replace

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Rear Drive
Rear Drive
Preparing for Rear Drive, removed saddlebag, muffler, seat, and wheel
Preparing for Rear Drive, removed saddlebag, muffler, seat, and wheel
New RearDrive ready for install
New RearDrive ready for install
Remove both caliper bolts that hold the caliper to the rear drive
Remove both caliper bolts that hold the caliper to the rear drive
Remove hose clamp
Remove hose clamp
Lift off caliper once both bolts and hose clamp are removed and rest it on saddlebag stay
Lift off caliper once both bolts and hose clamp are removed and rest it on saddlebag stay
Remove both ABS sensor bolts
Remove both ABS sensor bolts
Remove ABS sensor
Remove ABS sensor
Loosen and remove 4 nuts holding on rear drive
Loosen and remove 4 nuts holding on rear drive
This nut is a bit hard to reach. A ratcheting box wrench helps here
This nut is a bit hard to reach. A ratcheting box wrench helps here
Slowly and carefully seperate rear drive
Slowly and carefully seperate rear drive
Note there are guide pins that will either stay with the drive or with the swingarm
Note there are guide pins that will either stay with the drive or with the swingarm
Drive is free, guide pins stayed in swingarm
Drive is free, guide pins stayed in swingarm
These screws have to come off to remove the rotor so I can get to the ABS ring to transfer it
These screws have to come off to remove the rotor so I can get to the ABS ring to transfer it
You need an impact wrench to remove the screws on the rotor
You need an impact wrench to remove the screws on the rotor
Rotor removed from drive
Rotor removed from drive
You need a Torx drive to remove the ABS ring
You need a Torx drive to remove the ABS ring
ABS ring removed ready for transfer to the new drive
ABS ring removed ready for transfer to the new drive
Here is the end of the driveshaft in the swingarm
Here is the end of the driveshaft in the swingarm
Remove drive shaft by gently pulling it out
Remove drive shaft by gently pulling it out
Grease splines on BOTH ends of shaft
Grease splines on BOTH ends of shaft
Grease splines on input shaft of rear drive
Grease splines on input shaft of rear drive
Reinsert drive shaft with U joint forward
Reinsert drive shaft with U joint forward
Pushing drive shaft into place
Pushing drive shaft into place
If you aren't going to re-use the old drive, you can remove the input shaft to use to help you guide drive shaft into place
If you aren't going to re-use the old drive, you can remove the input shaft to use to help you guide drive shaft into place
Input shaft simply pulls out, with seal. You really should replace the seal if you do this. Don't remove unless you need to.
Input shaft simply pulls out, with seal. You really should replace the seal if you do this. Don't remove unless you need to.
I used the input shaft from my old drive to help me guide the front of the driveshaft onto the output shaft of the transmission
I used the input shaft from my old drive to help me guide the front of the driveshaft onto the output shaft of the transmission
My new drive already had guide pins in it, so I removed the ones that stayed in the swingarm
My new drive already had guide pins in it, so I removed the ones that stayed in the swingarm
New rear drive guided into place. Note caliper is not installed. This made it easier to lift and work with
New rear drive guided into place. Note caliper is not installed. This made it easier to lift and work with
Before I installed the new caliper, I filled it and the hoses with fluid by using the MityVac to draw fluid into it.
Before I installed the new caliper, I filled it and the hoses with fluid by using the MityVac to draw fluid into it.
Once it was full of fluid, I closed the bleeder and covered the hoses until I was ready to hook it up.
Once it was full of fluid, I closed the bleeder and covered the hoses until I was ready to hook it up.
oil weep holes
oil weep holes
FinalDrive 003a.JPG
FinalDrive 003a.JPG