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    1994 K1100LT spline lube???

    I'm trying to get info on lubing the spline(s) on my bike. What ones do I need to be concerned with? It should be done before my son rides it to St. Paul. I've seen a U-Tube on it but it was in German. What I've seen are links to K75 and K100. The K1100 have to be different. Can anyone dive me a little direction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1der View Post
    I'm trying to get info on lubing the spline(s) on my bike. What ones do I need to be concerned with? It should be done before my son rides it to St. Paul. I've seen a U-Tube on it but it was in German. What I've seen are links to K75 and K100. The K1100 have to be different. Can anyone dive me a little direction?
    There is some similarity for all the classic K bikes and some differences. The clutch hub splines need to be cleaned and lubricated on all three - K75, K100, K1100. The rear driveshaft splines are a vulnerable point on the K75 and K100 and much less so on the Paralever driveshaft on the K1100. On the K1100 driveshaft both the front and rear splines are clipped and don't slide. The sliding spline in the middle of the two-piece driveshaft outlasts the universal joints.

    However, in doing the clutch hub splines a person removes the transmission. In the process I remove the final drive and driveshaft so wind up doing the shaft splines anyway.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    There are some write-ups at http://www.ibmwr.org/ and http://k11og.org/forum/index.php you can check out.
    Jeff
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    1996 K1100RS 45,000 miles, with unknown maintenance history. Now what?

    Paul-I just bought a 1996 K1100RS. The machine runs real well, and I'm slowly sorting through the various broken/neglected items. What am I do to about the spline lube issue? I do have a fresh tube of Honda Moly 60. Your past articles have indicated that you mix this with another product? Where do I find this second product?
    The clutch seems to rattle when the machine is running in neutral. The transmission is clunky, but it seems to work well. What are the weak spots on this machine, and how can I address them? Is there anything I should do immediately?
    Thank you!
    John in Phoenix

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