Drive Flange Damper Rubbers
Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:52 PM
Of course after doing the job I found out you can check the drive for play. Put you bike on the side stand, in first gear. Grab the spocket with both hands and try to rotate it back and forth in the direction of the chain travel. Any more than 1/4" of play is considered excessive. That's total play not 1/4" in both directions.
1- Bike on centre stand.
2- Loosen chain adjustment pinch bolt and roll the wheel to maximum chain slack using the chain adjustment gizmo thingie.
3- Roll the chain off the rear sprocket.
4- Find the keyway on the axle and using a smallish screw driver and a hammer "unstake" the collar on the BIG NUT. Put the screw driver under the collar and pound away (gently) until the collar is free. Take out the plastic axle cover.
5- Hardest Part - find someone to lend you a 46mm socket to remove the BIG NUT. I used an electric impact to wind BIG NUT off.
6- Remove the two easy to get at screws in the chain guard. You need the space so the drive flange hub can clear the chain guard. Leave the rear ones unless you are going to pull your wheel and inspect the bearings. I didn't bother as there didn't seem to be any play in the wheel.
7- Wiggle and coax the drive flange hub off the splined shaft. I had no resistance when sliding the hub off. Note where the washers go.
8- Using a couple of flat head screw drivers separate the two halves of the drive flange hub. Mine just about fell apart.
9- Remove and replace damper rubbers and "O" Ring in the inner flange. All of mine had the connecting tabs broken.
10- Put the two halves back together. I used a dead blow hammer to fit the pieces. Gently, of course.
11- Put the drive flange hub back on the spline, a bit of grease on the spline just cause I can. Don't forget the washers.
12- Torque the BIG NUT (148 lbft), stake the collar (use a hammer and punch to drive the collar into the keyway- this keeps the BIG NUT from backing off), Roll the chain back on the rear sprocket, adjust the chain and put the screws back in the chain guard, Put the axle dust cover back in its hole.
13- Go for a ride and be prepared to enjoy smooth shifting. These rubbers wear out so gradually that you don't notice the degradation, but wow, did I ever like the new bike shifting feel again.
I think that for $50 I'll be changing these puppies more often in future. With all the tools and parts in hand the job didn't take an hour.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:07 PM
We strongly recommend that you use only genuine Honda accessories that have been specifically designed and tested for your motorcycle. We strongly advise you not to remove any original equipment or modify your motorcycle in any way that would change its design or operation. Such changes could seriously impair your motorcycles handling, stability and braking, making it unsafe to ride.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:38 PM
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