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  1. Does the swing arm get removed to switch-replace final drive?

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    For those of you who have swapped or replaced final drives does the swing arm get removed? Or how do you get the shaft into the u joint? Is it just slip in before buttoning up the new final drive? I have Clymer's manual but it's not clear to me. My Honda service manual is somewhere in storage...
  2. Urgent Help Swapping out final drive after losing 2 drive shafts in 20K, need tips & tools info

    Honda VTX 1800 Forums
    Swapping out final drive after losing 2 drive shafts in 20K, need tips & tools info Hi Gents and gals, Long time VTX cafe'er, new log on since it's been awhile. Long story short once my VTX1800R hit 106,000 miles I have since had two and likely now a 3rd drive shaft & coupling round out. So I...
  3. For Sale: Polished 1300 Final Drive for your 1800

    1800 Parts /Accessories For Sale
    I have a polished 1300 differential that was on my 1800. I put the 1800 differential back on. I liked the low rpm cruising and long first/second gear with the 1300 final drive... but at heart, I'm more of a torque lover. The part is in great shape inside and out. I will sell for $80 plus shipping.
  4. Shaft Drive Maintenance

    Honda VTX 1300 Forums
    I have been following a thread on another forum regarding shaft vs chain vs belt. One guy (who claims to be a mechanic) gave a long list of stuff he has to do to maintain the shaft drive on his Vulcan 750. I have owned several shaft drive bikes, and never had to do more than just change the oil...
  5. gear oil plug - final drive bolt size

    *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT MOTORCYCLE HELP!! ***
    regarding the final drive gear oil plug-- the outer nut size is 17mm. honda was able to tell me the thread diameter is 14mm but could not tell me the thread pitch. i went to autozone and bought a bunch of oil plugs. the correct size is 14M 1.50 (cost $2.99 including washer) when i tried to...