Author Topic: “Probably could use a spline lube as sometimes sticky downshifting. Other than t  (Read 1296 times)

Offline beemuker

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saw this on ebay. not a bad looking bike, should have left the s fairing. sounds like it needs more than a spline lube.
  • Panama City, FL
  • 94 K75s , Dakar yellow ABS

Offline Laitch

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. . .  sounds like it needs more than a spline lube.
Difficulty downshifting is a symptom of lack of spline lubrication. It's likely any 30-year old K is going to need a little something more than a spline lube. What else do you think is happening?

What's in this bike's favor is that it has been ridden plenty.
  • Along the Ridley in Vermont.
  • 1995 K75 72,000 miles
I wept because I had no radials until I met a man who had no splines.