I torqued all bolts and nuts in a proper sequence but my hub is still misaligned. Just have yourself or the tech lube it everytime the tire is changed since it has to come off as a whole unit. ive heard all kinda problems w/ the V Stars 650's and the Splines.... My bike was squeaking, squeaking and squeaking. by storysunfolding » Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:37 pm, #10 Other than that a very tough bike and reliable . Really thick, heavy, jet-black stuff in a jar with a brush in the lid. She has 7000 miles and looks brand new but I am afraid to take a trip to Nashville to see my daughter because of all I’ve read about the drive shaft. Thank you for the indepth post on spline lube. Unlike a chain, the only way to fix a final drive failure is with a new one or replacement parts which usually need to be ordered. Thanks a lot for the info. Reply. All the V Star 650 owners PLEASE WATCH THIS 3 min. by Sev » Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:20 pm, #14 I rode that bike a lot. These are really torqued on there and can be a bitch to loosen. The wiring harness on my xz550 was completely redone and I'm seeing much strong charges and better starts. All the V Star 650 owners PLEASE WATCH THIS 3 min. ... Spline Lube Procedure, with photos, R/R Relocation and Coil Mod Rusty Tank Cleaning! Side note, I built the poor man jack, and worked great to hold the bike, how the heck did you get it up on it by yourself I had a buddy come over and slide the wood in place as I lifted from the back wheel lol. The one thing I couldn’t properly mock up was the seatpost, because the GT Talera uses a … Honda Lube 60 is a great high ratio Moly Lube, perfect for BMW Motorcycle Drive Splines. This is true for all shaft drive bikes, regardless of brand. door Do it yourself Motorcycle repairs 2 jaar geleden 3 minuten en 37 seconden 19.975 weergaven This is a must do spline lube on ALL Yamaha , V Star 650 , models and years... it can potentially save you hundreds of $$$ Does it mean I will need to shim the 4 bolts in order to have a perfect gap. It is the shaft from the engine to the differential. There is a thread on the ST1300 Forum as to what lube should be used on the rear wheel & differential splines, 60% moly paste or Honda M-77 ( 20 % moly ) grease. Live and learn. This motorcycle is stock and has no accessories attached. I could feel the clutch lever getting harder to disengage whenever the spline would begin to dry up. This is how they should look. by ofblong » Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:55 am, #8 I have run in to dealers who say you do not need to do this. Its lightweight but powerful design makes it a versatile and fun bike to jet around town. by MotoF150 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:43 pm, #2 Check the gap between the hub and the wheel at the 6:00, 12:00, 3:00 and 9:00 positions, it should be even all the way around. The V-Star 650's due in fact need the shaft splines greased. by LikaComet » Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:36 pm, #16 I think zootech mentioned something quite a while ago about a nylon insert or something similar that would prevent the need to lube those splines every time you change the wheel. Unread post Hi buddy, Thank you so much. Unread post Tightening the front bolts back down should hold it, some people recommend bracing it with something but I’ve never had a problem with the fender falling. I took it off to see if it had grease. There is no gaskets in the part that I showed in this post, it is all dry there is no liquid lubrication which is the reason why we have to do this extra maintenance to begin with. 11. Hub splines, on the other hand, require routine maintenance at EACH rear tire change. In response to a comment I’m updating this post to show what happens if you over lubricate the splines. My thoughts were the seal on the shaft had gone bad but after reading this and similar accounts I’m seeing that the shaft areas are actually dry? In a pinch I’ve used brake caliper grease which is also high in moly. Anybody that works on motorcycles and atv's for a living will tell you 90% of all electricial problems are caused by or traced to a corrioded or weak elecricial connector inside one or all of the electrical connector plugs and newer bikes with a ecu and fuel injection use a can buss and a insulated ground system but thats complicated I will explain how that works another time. Some older bikes need the actual wires replaced. Unlike a chain, the only way to fix a final drive failure is with a new one or replacement parts which usually need to be ordered. I’m hoping my new to me BMW’s splines still look good when I tear it apart this spring with 87K miles or that’ll be an expensive headache. Thanks for your directions. At least I do. Unread post Plus the gear oil had a more yellow tint than the fluid I found that was clear. Now is a good time to clean off all the gunk and brake dust out of your hubs and shine up your wheels while you have easy access! Reassemble and use a torque wrench to tighten everything down properly. V Star 650 pickup coil and stator replacement, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window). I managed to replace the final drive and lube it. One of the drawbacks to owning a shaft driven bike is that if your final drive fails it is EXPENSIVE! Electrical Fault Finding Flowchart SEAFOAM JUNKIE! v star 650 final drive noise I have a 03 v star 650 classic, 9000 miles. I didn’t know if the reamer would be good for anything, but I tucked it away in the basement. Unread post Once all the splines are gone the drive shaft will just spin without budging the rear wheel. The plank you use to hold up your bike looks unsafe to me. 10.Grease all the spline ends and coupling ends with Honda moly lube. With an 8000ish mile trip coming up I decided it would be best to check and lube all the splines so I wouldn’t have any surprises and have a catastrophic breakdown 1000’s of miles from home. Once again, these are not shaft splines, which rarely give any trouble as long as the original seals were installed correctly at the factory. Or both. Unread post V-Star 650 Classic . First I took out the four bolts holding the final drive to the swing arm. Most gearbox shafts have and need some float don't bind it up with shimming, makes it harder to get lube into splines when lubing them. On the last leg of a - Yamaha 2003 V Star Custom question ... and Yamaha is unwilling to do anything about it. I’ve been doing some net search and plan to tear into it soon to find the issue. BRAVO!!!! VIDEO !!! by paul246 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:33 am, #13 You need Honda moly 60 lube and it’s so overlooked on those it’s must to do . Then I tilt the other way so she can put another one in on the other side. Those splines are due for replacement. The poor man’s bike lift does work pretty well, the plank is held at an angle as part of the triangle with the ground and is very stable. On a V Star 650 there are several sets of splines that need to be lubed with a high moly content grease. There is no such thing as a bad motorcycle. If it is oil then it could be coming from either of the seals, there is one in the front where the drive shaft connects and one on the side where the hub connects. That does not mean they need 0 maintenance, however. Thank You. Make sure you keep track of which one goes in which hole, this makes the alignment process during reassembly much easier. It doesn't matter what you use drain oil,wd-40,chain lube.lard,surf board wax. Honda Moly 60 paste, pn 08734-0001 at your Honda dealer, Cut and past from above link: While Mobile Synth lube is okay and appears to match the slight hint of lube used by the factory, Honda Moly 60 Paste is the preferred choice. No success. It doesn’t matter now because I was finally able to save up and get a harbor freight bike lift, although that has its own challenges because the bottom of the engine hangs below the frame rails and the bike will not sit flat on a lift and really has to be tied down and secured to prevent wobbling and falling off. Luckily mine have plenty of grease on them still after 30,000 miles. That is one bad way to end a road trip. V star 1100 motorcycle pdf manual download. image.jpg. Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ben2go, Jul 21, 2013. 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