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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2008, 6:01 pm Thread Starter
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Unhappy Ack! R100 clutch / driveshaft lubrication.

I had my '94 R100 GS taken apart at the dealer because the splined end of the driveshaft / clutch receiver failed at 25k miles. When this happens the bike gently coasts to a stop... and stays stopped. This was very expensive. I now understand that one is supposed to occasionally TEAR THE ENGINE APART to get to the spline / clutch assembly and MANUALLY LUBRICATE IT! Wow.

Any comments on the wisdom of this design? Is it the inevitable result of a dry plate clutch? Can one reasonably do this oneself?

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 2008, 8:24 pm
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spline lube

Unfortunately you are making this a bigger deal than it need be. Yes, you should lube both the final drive splines and the trans splines where they go thru the clutch plate. On the older r bikes this can be done in about 4 hours, they are really maintainence friendly and easy to work on. It can save a bunch of money on replacement parts, probably every 20k miles is enough.
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overreact. I'll give it a shot. Does one need a motorcycle lift to reasonably do the work oneself?

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 2008, 6:51 pm
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No, you can do it on the floor, but you will have trouble wrestling the weight of trans at that level. Probably best you buy/borrow a twin service/repair manual for particulars. remember, its just nuts and bolts. good luck
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Question New bikes--same design?

Do the new (newer than my 1994 R100GS) R1200 oilheads have the same manually lubricated clutch / driveshaft design? If not, how are they lubricated? Thanks in advance.

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