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25000 miles later on the VT1100 experiment
Written by dave_hiett on 10/10/2010 at 11:21 pm

Nancy, sounds like a pretty good deal you got there. The new one should just
bolt right up! There is a seal in there somewhere that my mechanic just re-used.
Of course you'll put new lube and spline grease in, but nothing else in my case!
And also it's a good time to check shock bushings and anything else back there.
Good Luck!

--- In, "nanwillow" <nanwillow@...> wrote:
> Dave, I found and bought a '90 final drive from a VT1100 and will ask Honda
service to install it next time I change rear tires. Thanks for the heads up on
the year requirement. Would you let me know if you needed anything else besides
the Final Drive for the conversion. I see some are sold alone and others
include the drive shaft and other parts. Mine was only the final drive and was
for $50.
> Nancy '94PC
> --- In, "dave_hiett" <dehiett@> wrote:
> >
> > Jerry - Yeah, the hitch in the VT1100 conversion is you gotta find a rear
end, and only the rear from '87 to '92 (As I recall, at least) will fit. I found
mine on Ebay after searching for 3 months, and got it for $85. I had my
mechanic install it and it took a little over an hour for him to complete it.
Total cost was around $150.
> >
> > Ideal time to do this, of course, is during a rear tire change. But I
wasn't so smart.
> >
> > Suppose you could order it directly, but you are looking at $600+. Or you
could just order the gears only and disassemble your rear to put them in, I
think that's around half of that plus a lot of labor.
> >
> > Dave
> >

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