I recently had to give up my Honda Shadow because my leg would go numb and weak from riding and I couldn't hold it up when waiting at red lights, etc. So I sold the Honda and bought a 2013 Ice Bear Cyclone. Did my own PDI, and set-up. Changed the engine oil, gear oil, and pumped some grease in the differential. took it for a ride ( about got beat to death). Removed both read wheels and had them spin-balanced. One tire was fine but the other took 2 ozs. When I started to install them I noticed a line of grease inside the center panel. I found grease oozing from 2 openings where the gear axle is mounted. I assume they didn't install the seals. Has anyone else had this problem? How did you correct it? i considered wrapping the diff case seam with a strip of neoprene and clamping it in place with a heavy duty hose clamp. Any other suggestions? altho I am fully capable, I don't want to tear the diff apart. I would like to leave that as a last resort. Shally
You have to use Differential grease that is temp rated 250+. It gets really hot and liquefies and sips out from the sides. The seal is a aluminum cup with a hole for the Gear sleeve to go through so not much sealing. So the higher temp grease you can find use that helps a lot. Alleyoop
thanks Alleyoop, I will do that ASAP. The problem I have now is I already packed it with a marine grease. I thought the waterproof feature may have some benefit. It has a melting point of 500 but it doesn't show a max operating temp. I may consider leaving this in for a while and keep an eye on it. What do you think?
Thanks, I'll let you know how it works out. I have another question; located next to the ignition switch is a internal toggling device that is operated with a key attached to the opposite end of the ignition key. When operated, a metal disc covers the ignition slot. Does this serve any other purpose? I thought it might be a fuel shutoff but it is to far from the gas tank to be practical. Shally
Yes, most stolen ones either they rip the ignition out and hot wire it or just put it on the back of truck or van. If they want to steal it they will all you can do is make it more difficult that is all. Alleyoop
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I went to the high temp grease helped but still got a little up on the disk ///took a nylon strap 1.5 inches wide loosely fited it around the diff and secured it with a tyrap I then placed medium sized nut to the tyrap make sure the strap is loose enough to slide when the diff rotates it helped greatly/// sounds dum it works /// FIDO