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I serviced my final drive this past weekend for the first time. The directions I was using said to put .25 liters (250 ml) of gear lube in the drive. Another source said 180 millileters but I had already put 250 ml in. Do I need to remove 70 ml? By the way, I did a test ride of about 25 miles and nothing detonated.

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Mike
 

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250 was for a completely empty FD, i.e. an FD that had just been put together. The amount was 220 ml for a fluid change. There also used to be a lot of leaky seals. Changing to 180 ml supposedly lowered the drive internal pressure to eliminate the leaky seal issue.

Yeah, I'd remove the excess fluid. Nothing will explode, but you may be at greater risk for a leaky seal. If it leaks and you happen to not notice the leak you could destroy your FD.
 

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Yes gents I always service my final drive oil every 5000 kilometers as used to leave it to10000kilos the oil is too black and always put 200 miles in Motul gear 300 oil
both bikes 2008 gsa and 2016 gsa
 

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Yes gents I always service my final drive oil every 5000 kilometers as used to leave it to10000kilos the oil is too black and always put 200 miles in Motul gear 300 oil
both bikes 2008 gsa and 2016 gsa
Not sure how your FD oil turned black unless someone added moly. I change mine at 10,0000 miles (16,093 km) intervals and it like the transmission it is the same golden color when it comes out as when it went in . Also this is a 9 year old thread hope the OP got the answer to his question long ago.
 

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I have changed the oil every 10000 km on an 04 05 07 and 10 models, always comes out pretty clean. I believe this is the cheapest preventative maintenance you can do.
The engine oil and filter are done every 5000 km. 113000 km of trouble free riding on the 2010 i still have
 
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