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Can I use Chlorinated brake cleaner to clean my final drive?

I see this is a very old topic, but I have a rear wheel off my 86 GL1200A, and I was wondering if I could use Chlorinated brake cleaner? I have a case of the stuff, just wondering if I could use it, or do I need to get the non chlorinated?

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I see this is a very old topic, but I have y rear wheel off my 86 GL1200A, and I was wondering if I could use Chlorinated brake cleaner? I have a case of the stuff, just wondering if I could use it, or do I need to get the non chlorinated?
This is the wrong way to do this. Start a new thread if you really want help.
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Just a FYI I don't see mentioned on this forum.
When you pull your final drive you can move the boot cover back at the
the motor drive and gets some lube into the back side (engine side) of the U joint. Though you need to be careful because it will fall off the drive and it can be a tight fit with hands to get back on.
I find I can slip it about half way off and puts some moly lube on with a paint brush while I turn the U joint yoke.
Otherwise this contact point is a bare metal to metal contact point.
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I see a moderator started a new thread for you.

What do you mean "chlorinated"?

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Just a FYI I don't see mentioned on this forum.
When you pull your final drive you can move the boot cover back at the
the motor drive and gets some lube into the back side (engine side) of the U joint. Though you need to be careful because it will fall off the drive and it can be a tight fit with hands to get back on.
I find I can slip it about half way off and puts some moly lube on with a paint brush while I turn the U joint yoke.
Otherwise this contact point is a bare metal to metal contact point.
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I don't see how this post is related to first?

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I don't see how this post is related to first?

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It isn't. He was posting to a very old final drive thread that Skybolt had dug up and posted his question to. I suggested to Skybolt that he start a new thread (post2) and that's when John got involved and did that for him...but not before 1potter1 added his post to the mix.
Did that clear things up?

And again, I believe threads more than a year old should be locked.
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And again, I believe threads more than a year old should be locked.
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That sounds like a good idea to me too. They can still read them but they won't end up as current post.

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VS Jeff and crew are working hard to fix it so that a thread older than "1 year" will automatically be locked when it is brought back to life...

That way, a newbie can read it all they want, but will not be able to reply to it and make it surface again..... and as this thread shows, it was irrelevant to the Original Thread Topic....

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What do you mean "chlorinated"?
The last time I bought brake cleaner, the auto shop had chlorinated and non-chlorinated versions. I had to ask the same thing to the guy behind the counter. He basically said that chlorinated had a chlorine in it that might help clean a little better, but you had to be weary of the side effects like the smell and getting it on your clothes and other things that shouldn't have something like bleach on them.

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OK thanks for all the politics, but my question was never answered? I need to clean my final drive, Not my wheels! the areas where the wheel connects to the drive! chlorinated cleaner can melt some rubber and plastics, I was just wondering if there is any of that kind of material in there, IE, seals , bushings, and so on?
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