I am changing my DRIVE BELT for the first time on a 2008 SWing at 19,000 miles. I took off the DRIVEN PULLEY ASSEMBLY to have a 'look see' at the clutch pads and what I can see inside the shaft area without disassembly of any of the parts within the DRIVEN PULLEY ASSEMBLY. The pads look good - but I can see the balls showing in the roller bearings - looks like they need a bit more grease, and the roller bearings seem like they could use some more grease also. All of the bearings seem just fine and I am not experiencing any problems with the final drive operation. So, I am going to pack in a bit more grease onto the bearings before I put things back together again. Section 10 (coupled with Section 1) calls for the DRIVEN FACE INNER SURFACE to be packed with grease (Lithium Based Grease such as Shell Alvania R3); however, when referring to the needle bearing, roller bearing, o-rings, and seals in the DRIVEN PULLEY ASSEMBLY, the manual just uses the term grease. So, I am not sure if all the grease in the DRIVEN PULLEY ASSEMBLY should be Lithium Based Grease (especially as it pertains to the needle and roller bearings - which are not sealed bearings) OR should some of the grease be another type of grease? Does anyone have a grease conversion chart so that I can determine what are 'equivalents' to the Shell (as I have yet to find a store that carries Shell)? The grease inside the DRIVEN PULLEY ASSEMBLY is incredibly stiff - which I imagine is typical for lithium based grease.
Some other questions. Has anyone every taken the DRIVEN PULLEY ASSEMBLY apart for the express purpose of cleaning and greasing? Did you replace the o-rings and seals? Did you notice any need to do this or any improvement upon reassembly/use?