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Best Way To Grease DriveShaft?
Need a new drive shaft if available for XVZ12 since Yamaha discontinued. What is best way to keep it greased since grease fitting is of no use? If you can help me with this please e-mail. Brand - DBrand@airnet.net
The only way to grease it is to take the four bolts off of the rear drive unit ( this is easy to do if the rear wheel is off anyway to be replaced), and grease the part by hand. I have some detailed descriptions as to this on the web page. http://www.magma.ca/~nonimacm/rpr_ds.shtml ..........Scott MacMartin
Greasing The DriveShaft - What Type and How Often?
>hi scott i was just wondering what type of greese you use on the greese nipple on the drive shaft and how often you should greese it?
The nipple actually just places the grease onto the middle of the driveshaft, which is not particularly useful for the area that actually need the grease. This I discovered when my driveshaft rusted and failed.
I find this is good for about the life of the rear tire. Hope this helps. .....Scott MacMartin
Re: 1990 Venture Drive Shaft
The bolt that holds the drive shaft to the rear drive broke off. Have you heard of anyone having this problem???.....I am trying to find a used rear drive since I was told by my local parts guy that the only fix is to replace both of the gears at a cost that would make you cry. Thanks!
Talk about bad luck. I have never heard about that one happening before. You did not mention your location in VA but you might want to try contacting Early's Cycle in Harrisonburg Va. or Waynes Cycle in Waynesboro Va. I think they are still in operation. They might be able to help with parts or repairs. Was this bolt on the internal drive connection ? And. how did it come to be broken ?? I am just curious. I will keep my eyes open for a part, just in case. Please let me know how you make out. Good luck ! - Dave Leonty
Where To Find A DriveShaft?
I'm from Montreal, Canada and own a 1984 Royale (1200) model. My driving Shaft is finished and I have a hard time finding a replacement one. Yamaha does'nt carry this part anymore and I can't seem to find one from local wreckers. Any suggestions? Richard Cloutier
Try Karl Nordin at:
Replacement Driveshafts Available
If the driveshaft has failed, or is about to (i.e. it is obviously worn, and dry as well), the replacement driveshaft is once again available directly from Yamaha for about 130 dollars Cdn. This item had been out of production from 1993 to 1998. The replacement driveshaft installs easily with no tools.
Pulling/Installing The Driveshaft
If all you want to do is check your drive shaft, you really don't have to remove the wheel from under the bike. There is enough room to remove the axle and slide the wheel out of the splines on the final drive and let it set on the ground to the far right. Don't forget to remove the brake caliper and mount. You can slip the caliper up into the right bag frame to keep it out of the way. Then you can remove the 4 acorn nuts that hold the final drive in place and then just slip it all out.
1. With the 4 acorn nuts on the final drive loose, assemble the drive shaft in place and then rotate the shaft until you find the spot that has the least drag or resistence. Some folks mark this spot for future use.
This is a trick I discovered when I got a side car and used a V-Max rear end. When I would drop the car, I would put my Venture drive back in, and the the reverse for when I put the car on.
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