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Assistance with rear axle bearings (98 600)
1998 600 (solid rear axle)
First day I owned the bike and I'm finding several problems that the p.o. forgot to mention.
Anyway, checking oil in everything, changing, etc... (So I know it's done).
Checked the rear diff fluid, clear and not showing any signs of water, etc. Cool....until I see an outer axle seal just sort of dangling on the axle, between the inside of the hub and the outer end of the axle tube. Also what looked to be a cage for a ball bearing assembly.
Working in a borrowed garage, had to go get my kid at work, etc etc, didn't have time to check it more than that.
now it's going to drive me nuts....until I can get at it tomorrow after work.
Can anyone describe or supply an exploded view of the rear axle and differential?
Are there 2 axles like a rear diff in a truck or whatever, or is it one solid axle all the way across and driven in the center like a snowblower auger shaft?
I've done stuff like this before but I've just never tied into one exactly like this.
2 shaft scenario - how are the axles held in? (c clips and a cross pin?)
A service manual is in my future....I just brought the bike home last night and was planning on being able to use it on my holidays next week....not looking so good now...
And, does anyone have a bearing and seal number that I could buy them at a bearing specialty shop rather than the dealer?
Last edited by gcfishguy; 08-10-2010 at 08:56 PM.