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    KGT Spline Lube

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    Introduction and Structure of DIY

    This pictorial is a step thru for lubricating the splines on the final drive.

    With the new style KGT (MY2009) the final drive has a drain plug at the 6 o'clock position, so it is not required to drop the rear drive to drain it.

    However, it is neccesary to drop the final drive to lubricate the splines - this covers it.

    As many of the preparation steps and re-assembly are similar to that noted on the Rear Drive Fluid Change please refer to that post for the following information

    Posts numbers 1 thru 18 are for preparation work

    Post numbers 31 thru 40 for assembly work.

    This procedure starts at the point of removing the rear caliper.
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    Spline Lube Process

    The overall process for lubricating the rear drive splines is as follows:

    Items 1 thru 4 covered here: (Link For Preparatory Work)

    1 - put bike on centerstand
    2 - remove muffler
    3 - remove rear wheel
    4 - remove caliper

    Items 5 thru 14 are discussed in this pictorial

    5 - remove speed sensor
    6 - remove speed sensor wire harness from rear drive and driveshaft tunnel
    7 - disengage brake strut
    8 - drop rear end
    9 - disengage driveshaft
    10 - lube spline on final drive
    11 - lube shaft end of driveshaft
    12 - lift rear end
    13 - engage brake strut
    14 - reconnect speeed sensor and wire harness

    Items 15 thru 18 are covered here: Link For Reassembly

    15 - complete speed sensor harness routing
    16 - install caliper
    17 - install rear wheel
    18 - install muffler
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    Tools and Supplies

    - Flat blade screwdriver

    - 16mm wrench

    - T45 Torx bit

    - Torque wrench

    - Lubricant - Honda Moly 60 Lube (or equivalent)


    NOTE - the bike should be in neutral so you can freely move the disc around.
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    Getting the rear end ready

    Picking up the procedure with the caliper removal Link For Preparatory Work

    We now have to remove the entire Speed Sensor and wire harness from the rear drive and Driveshaft tube to be able to drop the drive.

    This comprises 5 specific locations to address.

    The first is the speed sensor itself.
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    The second is the clip location at roughly the 7 o'clock position
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