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    OP - check your PM's

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    [QUOTE=PGlaves;1142375]
    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post

    If I were to plug one of these driveshafts I would get a can of expanding foam insulation of the type used to insulate around electrical boxes and leaky window frames and such, and fill the driveshaft with it. If the splined portion of the shaft were well greased, removing the expanded foam from the splines would be pretty easy.
    Paul,

    While I agree that theoretically that might work, until someone actually tries it ands sees what unforseen problems or what the long term results are, I wouldn't recommend it to any one, esspecially a newbie like the OP.

    There is plenty of evidence that lubing often with the proper lube leads to long spline life. Not so much on how that foam stands up to heat and grease or how easy it is to get out of spines either during installation or over time.

    Yes, I had thought of the same method before, but it wouldn't change my schedule of lubing the splines that works well, so why risk it?




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    [QUOTE=98lee;1142395]
    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post

    Paul,

    While I agree that theoretically that might work, until someone actually tries it ands sees what unforseen problems or what the long term results are, I wouldn't recommend it to any one, esspecially a newbie like the OP.

    There is plenty of evidence that lubing often with the proper lube leads to long spline life. Not so much on how that foam stands up to heat and grease or how easy it is to get out of spines either during installation or over time.

    Yes, I had thought of the same method before, but it wouldn't change my schedule of lubing the splines that works well, so why risk it?




    I don't disagree, Lee. I don't see a real downside but have lots of K miles on stock shafts with not a lot of wear due to lubrication every tire change. It only adds about 15 minutes to my routine.
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    This link may be of help to a new K-bike owner...

    http://www.verrill.com/moto/newkbike.shtml

    Lots of good info there!

    Enjoy, and congrats!!

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