ZXR cush drive replacement

Right towards the end of the 500 mile break in period, it became apparent that the cush drive had some unwanted play in it, 4-5mm in fact. Curious as this is no mileage but then the rubber is 24 years old.

Original cush drive rubber…

Removed and cleaned up for new cush…

New cush drive rubber fitted…

Sprocket cleaned up…

Axle and bearings lubed with Silkolene RG2 grease,  wheel cleaned with diesel then Autoglym super resin polish followed by Autoglym extra gloss protection.

The chain was cleaned with diesel and Silkolene chain cleaner followed by Silkolene Titanium dry lube chain lubricant. All is back together now and bike fired up.

Chain alignment carried out, matching the markings on the swingarm and then double checking with this alignment tool…

Wheel torqued to 145nm as per manual and chain guard fitted…

 

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