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    R100/7 1978 - Final Drive Rebuilding

    Hi, Any Ideas out there on where to send out my finial drive for rebuilding ? Thanks doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrownsey View Post
    Hi, Any Ideas out there on where to send out my finial drive for rebuilding ? Thanks doug
    Hi Doug and welcome here as I see you have 8 posts so far. Here's a few suggestions for you.
    - For this question it would be best to start a new thread with it's own title since it is way off topic of what is being discussed here which is a top end engine rebuild.
    - Suggest that you fill in your user profile a bit more so folks know where you are and this makes it easier to suggest places to get work done or parts etc.

    In the absence of geographical location I would suggest you send your final drive to Bruno who is one of many experts on final drive repairs and rebuilds. http://brunos.us/

    There are more so once folks know where you are there may be something closer to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Wanderer View Post
    - For this question it would be best to start a new thread with it's own title since it is way off topic of what is being discussed here which is a top end engine rebuild.
    I took care of that!
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    Ebay

    There are some times beautiful finals on Ebay.If the have good pics and you can get a good look at the splines.They may be a lot less than a rebuild I've bought 2 that were at 90% or better.

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    If you want your rear drive rebuilt, I highly recommend Hansen's in Oregon. Quick turn around and they met production schedule they gave me when I first called to ask about the work. Really beautiful job.

    http://www.hansensmc.com/default.asp?page=spline

    My most pressing problem was the seal. After 37 years, I was starting to get gear oil on the rear wheel, especially after 100+ mile rides.

    But, when I looked everything over, it was clear the splines were about 50% worn. Didn't make much sense to have the seal replaced and not fix the splines. But, new splines also means a new dog on the wheel.

    So, some money involved in this decision.

    There are a couple of alternatives to rebuilding, as outlined above.

    But, if rebuild is the right choice for you, you will be happy with Hansen's.

    Barron

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    +1 for Hansen's in Oregon

    I have a 1977 R100/7 and at 105,000 miles the splines were worn down to 25%, not a good thing when heading into riding season. I removed the tire and tube and took the rim and Final Drive to UPS where they boxed it up and off it went. I suppose I could have put together a box, lots of stuffing to protect the contents etc but in the end I decided to go over to the UPS office. Probably cost me all of $10 bucks for the extra service, maybe less. Done, no looking for a box and tape and ....done. A few weeks later I get an email that it is finished and the final $$ amount I need to call in with a credit card to get it shipped back home. I had enclosed a check for about 75% of the estimate cost to get them started. I now have not only a new FD but a new bearing and oil seal. I figure I am good for at least another 100,000 to 150,000 miles, maybe more as i am pretty easy on the rear end. I always make sure it is loaded before a hard hit on the throttle, simply make sure the slack is taken up before applying a heavy load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    I took care of that!
    I have to say you're a great admin Kurt and I appreciate your efforts. You're on it!

    Now this fella (whereabouts unknown) has options in the NE, NW, SW and ebay. If someone from Florida pipes in this question is pretty much covered!
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