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I just removed the wheels from my 2000 Yamaha and the axles were grease-free. American bikes require grease to be applied to the outside of the axle before you slide the axle through the wheel. Are the Japanese bikes the same way or are they supposed to go in clean (grease-free)????

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I have a 2000 R1 and I've taken both my wheels off and they weren't all lubed up, so I guess it's normal.

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I just replaced the rear tire on my R1 tonight and the Axle had lube on it. The Manual also says to lube it with Lithium Soap Base Grease.

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You should always apply a very light coat of grease on the axles. Otherwise, moisture can get in there and cause corrosion, which makes it a pain in the ass to get the axle in and out.

If your bike came with no grease on the axles, it's because your bike was built on a Friday afternoon. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

:D :D :D

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Henry, a word of advice. While you have those wheels off, GET A NEW TIRE!!!! Just kidding, I am reasonably certain that's why you removed the wheels. :D

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:
I just replaced the rear tire on my R1 tonight and the Axle had lube on it. The Manual also says to lube it with Lithium Soap Base Grease.

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Where did you get your maint. manual? I went to the local dealer and they said they havn't realease the 2000 yet.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pete:
Henry, a word of advice. While you have those wheels off, GET A NEW TIRE!!!! Just kidding, I am reasonably certain that's why you removed the wheels. :D

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Naw Pete, she's still got a few good plugs left in her, he just took them off to get them polished :D

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John,
The 2000 Manual is a supplement to the 98-99 Manual. I was able to get the 98-99 Manual from a dealer in PA. I found them by going to http://dmoz.org/Recreation/Motorcycles/Manufacturers/Yamaha/Dealers/ and calling until I found it. The supplement 2000 Manual I found at http://www.motocom.com . None of the dealers have them yet but this guy does. He also had the 98-99 Manual so maybe you could get both from him rather than trying to find a dealer with one in stock.

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Thanks for the info Marty. Are you satisfied with the info in the manual/s?

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Are you satisfied with the info in the manual/s?

John,
Gee, sorry I didn't answer you on this sooner :eek: somehow I missed it until now. :) As far as being satisfied with the manual/s, well about 90%, some things leave you guessing about what to do. :confused: One thing too, is the fact that the main manual is for the '98-'99 and the supplement is for the '00. Therefor you have to go to both to make sure you are up-to-date with the '00. :confused: They have been a great help mostly though. Of course any manual I have had, reguardless of what it's for, leaves room for personal judgement. :)


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Marty,
I'm getting ready to order them tonight. Just got back form surgery (non-motorcycle related) I basically want the manuals for torque specs on bolts and the wiring system since I'm geting close to putting my bike back together.

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John, I hope you are recovering well form your surgery. :)
The 2000 supplement has a pretty good wiring diagram that should make things a bit easier for you at assembly time.

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Yeah, I'm doing fine exept for that cast that's going to be on my leg for six more weeks, oh well, now I shouldn't have an excuse for not finishing the polishing job on my rims since I really can't do much else.

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John, How'd you get the cast anyway? I know you said it wasn't bike related. I like your attitude about your time off from riding though! Good Luck.



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Marty,
My ligaments in my ankle became stretched out due to too many sprang ankles from years of skateboarding to running and exercising. So the doc cut them in half, removed all the old scar tissue, shortened them a bit and stitched them back together :( First time ever under, it was a werd experience.

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John, :eek: OUCH :eek: Man, that's got'a be painful!!! :( Again, good luck with the healing part and hope you get to ride soon. It seems to me if it's your shifting foot, it's gona be more painful and not as soon getting back on. :(

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Yeah, I've though about going with a reverse shift kit but I don't know if that would do anything or not as far as less up shifting goes.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jk6672:
Yeah, I've though about going with a reverse shift kit but I don't know if that would do anything or not as far as less up shifting goes.

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That may be a good idea, John. I would think that after the surgery, it will be harder to yank your foot upward than to press down. Since upshifts are usually very quick movements, it may be easier for you if you just tap down on the shifter. Downshifts, on the other hand, can be slower and more deliberate, so you would be able to just gently pull up on the lever with reverse shifting...

Certainly worth a try!



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