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87 gl 1200i finial drive installation

can i just slide the axle though the swnig arm without putting on rear wheel to align the finial drive to swing arm ?
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Well sort of, you could do that and leave the nuts slightly loose than tighten them after you put the wheel in.

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First, welcome to the forum.

What Dave says is correct, but I'd like to know what you wish to accomplish. Why do you want to align the drive at this point?

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Your going to have to put the rear wheel on…. at some point in time. Leave the nuts that attach the final drive to the swing arm loose. Install the wheel, put the axle through (make sure all the spacers, brake caliper and washers are in place) then snug up the axle nut. You don't need to torque it to specs, just get it tight. Tighten up the 'pinch bolt' on the opposite side and then tighten the final drive nuts. Now you'll be sure it's straight and aligned.

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Final Drive

Installing a "new" final drive on my GL1500SE, so do I leave the nuts slightly loose on mine, in the same way ?

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Ron, the rear drive installation on the 1500 would be like what was described for the 1200. You tighten up the final drive nuts last.

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Final Gear Alignment

Got the Final gear back on the swingarm but how loose do the nuts want to be ? Do they want to be finger tight or with a gap between the arm and the drive unit ? (ie do I tighten the nuts so the Final Drive unit touches the swingarm) l

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Yeah, almost finger tight is fine. Just enough so it can move freely to align itself when the axle tightens.

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Got finial drive on but with the bike on side stand if i lean it back and forth it kinda makes a lil popping noise what could this be ? Could it be slack in the finial drive and flange ?
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