I had a butchers at my 67 V700 rear drive box today, loads missing off bike but only 4700 miles on clock.
I believe it, gears splines bearings like off the factory floor, think it's never been removed, through bolts not studs, smells and looks like 1967 Agip 80/90, clean as a whistle.
Kindly rescued from a shed in USA, $2500
Question for those who know, Charlie ?
Housing has no provision for later feed and drain for pinion bearings but lovely catchment area for oil.
Did these ever fail at pinion bearings ?
Or chuck all the oil up swingingarm ?
To mod or not to mod, that is the question, will prob go on my Tonti just to confuse experts (yes I know about flange width,I've run deep sump loopy/850T one for 30 years, best for longevity for sure, starburst for looks)