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 VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50

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alfie92
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PostSubject: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:05 pm

" />Finaly fitted the 1400 shaft,test run tommow,weather permitting.Must take the oppertunity of thanking Simbo for all his help (cheers)Have painted it black to go with the rest of the bike,must admit it is an easy job to take on with the help of others on this site who have already done it.
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:31 am

Looking good Alfie    Can't wait for your review after the test ride.
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:39 am

That looks great black Alfie on your bike, good idea to paint it black for your M800    I will look forward to your findings when you first go for a ride
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:24 pm

Great to see it fitted Alfie, looks the dogs bollox on your bike in black. Can't wait for your first ride report.  
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:51 am

Smart job Alfie,    you will be surprised at the difference it will make, regards Doc Cox
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:12 pm

Come on Alfie I thought we was gunna get the smile factor today  Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:48 pm

Yeah c'mon Alfie.  
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:14 pm

Well took the bike out yesterday and had to come back home leaking oil from drive,my own fault rushing the job,did not seal the unit properly,(after Sim had told me what to do ) we live and learn.Anyway went to Euro Parts this morning and got some Dirko this is less than half the price of Suzuki Bond and done the job perfectly.Just arrived back after a 70 mile run and no leaks at all.The ride report was favourable,should be able to ease the pressure of the engine when going on to motorways,getting used to taking my time changing gear is awkward for I like to get in top as quick as poss usually in 5th by 38/40mph so the long gears have not been experienced yet,although have been riding a TDM 900 for the last two weeks,so a bit of a change to riding,will get back in the swing of the cruiser again now.All in all a job worth tackling as it must make a big difference to your engine in the long run.My thanks go out to Simbo for getting the shaft milled for me.
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:19 pm

For clarity, what do you mean 'did not seal the unit properly'?
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:38 pm

When I split the final gear bearing case to renew the large seal,I did not reseal it properly,so after taking all the time putting everything back together,(for it did not leak without the rear wheel on and running in gear)when I arrived at my mates 7miles away my rear tyre was full of oil.A lesson learned,still learning at 63yrs old (kid at heart) always rushing.Hope this helps Dave.
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:00 pm

I also put some gasket sealer on the metal plate that goes between the drive and swing arm, Not to keep anything in, I used it to keep water and crap out, Just as a precautionary measure.
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:04 pm

I have a question guys, which sealer do you suggest I use when I do my diff? 
I have seen the mention of Suzuki Bond but not of Dirko so any advice would be grateful.
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:10 pm

I used this stuff, Hermetite Red,
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:13 pm

When I have needed to seal gasket-less surfaces have always used Homebase silicone sealer, as the Suzuki mating surfaces are so well machined you will only need a small bead of sealer.
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:14 pm

thanks Sim it's in our local car shop so I'll sort some out.
Doc thats always been my standby sealer so I may have some to hand if it;s not gone solid!
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captain crash
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:20 pm

So the leak was just caus the plate was not sealed.  When you see the drive all split like that it make you realise how little there is to go wrong with them    Glad everything worked out well for you in the end Alfie  
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:31 pm

I nearly forgot!    Welcome to the "Club" Alfie  
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:57 pm

simbo wrote:
I nearly forgot!    Welcome to the "Club" Alfie  
 
         
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:01 pm

captain crash wrote:
So the leak was just caus the plate was not sealed.  When you see the drive all split like that it make you realise how little there is to go wrong with them    Glad everything worked out well for you in the end Alfie  
Crash the plate only usually needs sealing if the center seal is being replaced. Not needed but recommended for long term ease of mind.   
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:17 pm

Cheers guys it's nice to be welcomed to an exclusive club,does this make me a VIP,only kiddin just winding CC and Marcin up.Must say that Dave.s (mr intruder) write up prompted me to do the mod,and as I have said Simbo kindly got my shaft milled for me,what an excellant forum to be involved with.Peter, Dirko is more or less the same as other sealants for engines and the like that dont have gaskets,the place I purchased it was from Euro Parts,it's like a grey cement and only costs just over £6.00 Suzuki Bond is £10.36 plus postage,plus waiting time.
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:24 pm

Really pleased my write up was an influence Alfie, glad to of been able to help. That was the reason I did it.   
I will have to pick some of that Dirko up, I love recommendation.  
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:28 pm

Sound Dave,on both counts.
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:56 pm

This drive modification is fast becoming an epidemic, I have the fever and require the medicine. Very pleased that yet another member I have followed has given a good report. This is one that is going further up my list every day.
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PostSubject: Re: VS1400 Shaft drive fitted ............................ 2007 Suzuki M50   Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:02 pm

lol!  It's just a matter of time Ken and you will have done it, our members are becoming very knowledgeable in this mod. It at first seems daunting but when you brake it down, it's simple. No pain but lots to gain.
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