Since this appears to be a hot topic though I would set up a poll to see how many of our group has had an drive shaft issue. I have nearly 12K on it as a trike. So far so good.
Denny,,,sorry to hear of the REPEATED ISSUES, it really seems like there is an alignment problem of some sort with your bike and kit, there is no way one kit can require several shafts and most others none, I am beginning to think that the problem may be with the kit rear end and the remains of the bike, if they are torqued it would seem no matter how many shafts you put in they are destine to strip out the shaft, JMHO, but a thought none the less, seems like there must be a logical explanation given the random nature of the problem and now your repeat issues?hmmmmm I change out my rear gear and diff fluids at 10k not because they need it but rather to check the color and consistency, just a suggestion!
Noticed that the only one to post an issue, so far, appears to be a Motor Trike rider, so guess they may also be having an drive shaft issue:shrug:
"I change out my rear gear and diff fluids at 10k not because they need it but rather to check the color and consistency, just a suggestion!"
How often would you change the gear oil in a (much) heavier vehicle? By "consistency" do you mean viscosity?
I don't want to start a oil war but I had my Diff. oil replaced with Syn. A----l. Have not seen any sign of drippage nor have I checked lately. Appox. 25,000 mile with it.Thanks. Do you find that the differential on your trike requires more frequent gear oil changes than your cars and trucks? If so, why do you suppose that is the case?
Nope, its factory scheduled maintence at 20k, I am a stickler for PM and do it at 10k, its only a few bucks and its good peace of mind, that holds true for wing oil changes, and other matters that can head off future problems,,,I do know this BENNY being ahead of schedule never results in PPP!opcorn:I change my Volvo diff oil at 30k, my buddy never changed his, his failed,,,thats PPP in my Corps!Thanks. Do you find that the differential on your trike requires more frequent gear oil changes than your cars and trucks? If so, why do you suppose that is the case?