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Offline Petrus Rocks

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How much slop is normal for the driveshaft and shaft sleeve?
« on: September 06, 2021, 08:04:36 AM »
Installing a new cardamon joint and bearing.  I noticed there is a bit of rotational movement in the drive shaft and shaft sleeve.  The splines are fine with no evident wear.  I changed the joint and bearing because I had a vibration around 60 mph in top gear that wasn't there previously. 

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Re: How much slop is normal for the driveshaft and shaft sleeve?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 11:43:38 AM »
There should be very little if any, "slop", cardan joint to driveshaft to coupler.
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Re: How much slop is normal for the driveshaft and shaft sleeve?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 01:51:42 PM »
 Use a good sticky grease and relube with every tire change and they'll last as long as we will . Peter

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Re: How much slop is normal for the driveshaft and shaft sleeve?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2021, 03:37:54 PM »
This is an over 100,00 mile bike.  I'll check with Harpers about new ones.  While there is no evident wear, it feels sloppier than I think it should.  Cardamon to driveshaft is fine.  Thanks.

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Re: How much slop is normal for the driveshaft and shaft sleeve?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2021, 03:37:54 PM »


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