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Old 12-29-2016, 12:52 PM
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You know whats ironic, is that I saw somebody selling a rear axle For a 98 big bear for $250 in my hometown just the other day. Um, also, if I put weight on my right front wheel, it gets traction. The more weight I put on my fender, the more traction. I just put on a 15 lb dumbell the other day and it works great. I always feels like I'm driving in 4-wheel drive anyways.....
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:33 PM
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When u say crown wheel, do u mean there's a wheel inside the bevel box?
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:36 AM
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A gear wheel, in fact two gear wheels, the crown wheel and pinion change the drive direction. The axle shaft goes through the middle of the crown wheel and splines on both make the crown wheel drive the axle round. If the splines get worn, usually because the axle bearing has gone and nobody has bothered to fix it, the axle starts slipping on those splines. The longer you drive it like that, the more likely you will need both a new axle and crown wheel as well. Yamaha were changing rear axle designs nearly every year in the late 90s so the new shaft needs to be for the right year.
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