As for FB ... I was invited and chose to accept the invitation. I help riders there too.
As for you disagreeing ... most will know that it is simple physics, and hopefully it is ok if we disagree. Sometimes it takes very little leverage to see a lot of change. A good example are tapered steering head bearings on 5th gen trikes. When easy-steer is added with a 4.5 degree different in the fork rake, new bearings begin to notch out at 12,000 miles. The same bearings without easy-steer and bearing life is at least twice as long.
Thanks for sharing your project and photos. It's interesting to see the individual related parts.I finally found some time to swap out the final drive on my 2010 wing with 142k on the clock. Not that it's gone south but just because I have a new 0 miles 2012 trikeoff final drive sitting on the shelf since 2012 that I got on ebay from honda of Russellville, Arkansas back in 2012. I also picked up a new drive shaft on ebay as well. So the process was pretty easy and went smooth about 2 hours or so. I never hit a snag or busted a knuckle. I checked over the old drive shaft and if I didn't know better, I'd think it was new but I replaced it with the new one anyway. Now I'm waiting on spring to do a shakedown run.
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Hmmm, what FB page or group are you seeing all of these final drive failures by those running the darkside? I am a member of quite a few FB Goldwing pages and have not seen any reported final drive failures due to the darkside? Just curious as to why I have not seen such a high number of reported failures.I see a CT, is that yours ??? The reason I ask is that there is a FB page I hang out on where most run CTs on 5th gens, and collectively they report an unusual amount of final drive failure rate. Over here of coarse there are expected failures, but over there, with a much smaller following, sometimes in a 1 month period there can be 3.
That's a vent.Almost 30 posts and I don't think anyone has called it a differential. This is outstanding.
Nice post @wingd1800 and a job well done. Many happy miles. Maybe don't throw out that old final drive. Just in case!
I can't remember seeing the top of the
differentialfinal drive before. Why is there that fill pipe looking thing?