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Rear maintenance C14
« on: December 24, 2017, 02:12:45 pm »
Happy Holidays! I have the rear wheel off to do my wheel bearings and grease the splines - anything else I should consider doing while I have the rear wheel off?  Thanks.

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Re: Rear maintenance C14
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 02:25:21 pm »
Happy Holidays! I have the rear wheel off to do my wheel bearings and grease the splines - anything else I should consider doing while I have the rear wheel off?  Thanks.

What bike & how many miles?

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Re: Rear maintenance C14
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 03:55:08 pm »
2012 C14 ABS at 45k

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Re: Rear maintenance C14
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 12:55:14 am »
are you replacing the wheel bearings? i'm surprised they are bad with that mileage, my 09 had over 85k and the wheel bearings will still smooth as glass.. :??:
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Re: Rear maintenance C14
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2017, 11:56:15 am »
Grease the shaft splines while you're at it.
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Re: Rear maintenance C14
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 11:21:03 am »
Grease the shaft splines while you're at it.


This.  It's probably over-due to take apart the drive shaft sections and inspect those and replace them if worn.  If not, new grease and check the plastic covers for damage.

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Re: Rear maintenance C14
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 11:24:07 am »
If you have them, the entire the drive shaft maintenance procedure is covered in disk#10 on Fred’s videos.
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Re: Rear maintenance C14
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2017, 01:15:28 pm »
I'm a little late back to this, but it looks like you got your question got answered.

are you replacing the wheel bearings? i'm surprised they are bad with that mileage, my 09 had over 85k and the wheel bearings will still smooth as glass.. :??:

I'm kinda with oldnslo on this. I replaced mine at 189,500 just because it seemed like a good idea. They seemed perfectly fine though.

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Re: Rear maintenance C14
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2017, 01:25:32 pm »
I was wondering the same thing. I know from talking with others that the wheel bearings can go bad after 60,000 miles or last forever. There is also a case of someone replacing them as a PM, and a new one went bad after a short time. So it’s a coin toss??  ::)
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Re: Rear maintenance C14
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 03:26:39 pm »
CAUTION... the rear o  ring on the driveshaft on 2015 and up is no longer just an o ring..there is a rareflon ring that goes on over the o ring.. this ring uses a special tool to instal it kaw part#57001-1718... my 2016 connie sprung a leak  around this oring, and the dealer found out this change.. apparently the installer is around 400$, and it's easy to get the rareflon ring cocked, thus allowing it to leak again..this procedure is covered on page 11-25 of the factory manual for my 2016,, i would suggest that if you disassemble the driveshaft, be careful not to damage the rareflon ring as this could lead to a trip to the dealer, who may or may not have the installer.. ;)
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Re: Rear maintenance C14
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 01:54:16 pm »
CAUTION... the rear o  ring on the driveshaft on 2015 and up is no longer just an o ring..there is a rareflon ring that goes on over the o ring.. this ring uses a special tool to instal it kaw part#57001-1718... my 2016 connie sprung a leak  around this oring, and the dealer found out this change.. apparently the installer is around 400$, and it's easy to get the rareflon ring cocked, thus allowing it to leak again..this procedure is covered on page 11-25 of the factory manual for my 2016,, i would suggest that if you disassemble the driveshaft, be careful not to damage the rareflon ring as this could lead to a trip to the dealer, who may or may not have the installer.. ;)
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Re: Rear maintenance C14
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 07:41:22 pm »
rareflon?  I had to google that one.  Like Teflon but very rare.
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