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    drive shaft oil change..... they changed it at 600, I have 9500 miles
    on: Mar 24, 2017, 12.29 am
    Mar 24, 2017, 12.29 am
    so I'm going to change it as assurance.  what kind of oil do I buy and how much will it take?

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    Re: drive shaft oil change..... they changed it at 600, I have 9500 mi
    Reply #1 on: Mar 24, 2017, 02.33 am
    Mar 24, 2017, 02.33 am
    Full Synthetic 75/90.  I plan to use Amsoil and it only takes a few ounces.
    Buy a quart and you can do it every couple years for quite a while.
    Year round rider here!

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    Re: drive shaft oil change..... they changed it at 600, I have 9500 mi
    Reply #2 on: Mar 24, 2017, 02.35 am
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    75W/90 gear lube full synthetic. The brand isn't as important as making sure it is the proper weight and spec. I bought a quart bottle and it is good for several changes. I always changed mine when I changed engine oil because I already had the tools and drain pan out. Probably overkill, but it kept me happy. The type and amount should be in your owners manual.

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    Re: drive shaft oil change..... they changed it at 600, I have 9500 mi
    Reply #3 on: Mar 24, 2017, 02.36 am
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    Just fill it to the bottom of fill plug hole.
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    Re: drive shaft oil change..... they changed it at 600, I have 9500 mi
    Reply #4 on: Mar 24, 2017, 06.10 am
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    Of course you can change this as often as you like,
    but the Service Schedule only calls for it to be changed
    at that very first 500 mile service, and never agaiin !

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    Re: drive shaft oil change..... they changed it at 600, I have 9500 mi
    Reply #5 on: Mar 24, 2017, 11.09 am
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    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    Of course you can change this as often as you like,
    but the Service Schedule only calls for it to be changed
    at that very first 500 mile service, and never agaiin !



    Personally I really don't like that idea and think that it's possibly the cause of early driveshaft failure or oil leaks at least,....thinking of tiny particles swishing around acting like an abrasive against the seals. :191:
    Why should Triumph care? At the end of the day they want to sell you an whole new driveshaft at least, well preferably a whole new bike.

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    Re: drive shaft oil change..... they changed it at 600, I have 9500 mi
    Reply #6 on: Mar 24, 2017, 01.04 pm
    Mar 24, 2017, 01.04 pm
    Unlike engine oil, final drive oil doesn't get contaminated by combustion byproducts or the wet clutch.  The 500 mile change is meant to remove any particles generated during early break-in.

    Most other shaft drive bikes have a change interval.  I admire Triumph's confidence, but I plan on changing out per the typical interval, which, like my VFR1200, is 2yrs.  I just do them both together while I have the bottle and drain kit out.
    Converto, ergo sum.       '15 300RR, '15 250XCF-W, '14 K1600GT, '12 VFR1200, '05 GSXR600 (track).

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    Re: drive shaft oil change..... they changed it at 600, I have 9500 mi
    Reply #7 on: Mar 24, 2017, 01.41 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Volfy [+]
    Unlike engine oil, final drive oil doesn't get contaminated by combustion byproducts or the wet clutch.  The 500 mile change is meant to remove any particles generated during early break-in.

    Yes, I know but I find it hard to believe that those cogs ain't going to wear over the years, surely there will be further minute  particles coming off those. And even if that weren't the case, the oil is naturally going to degrade over time so won't offer the best protection.