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    Final update - All done !

    Just wanted to thank everyone again for helping me with this. Just took the bike around the block after finally reinstalling the muffler with new hardware - the last step in my driveshaft...
  2. OK - Job is done. I finally used Krytox on the...

    OK - Job is done. I finally used Krytox on the bronze bushings and races, and Permatex antiseize on the rear splines (both rear of driveshaft and final drive). Loctite 270 on the left pivot and...
  3. Do I need to lube the shoulders of the FRONT...

    Do I need to lube the shoulders of the FRONT pivot pins ? The ones that connect to the front of the swingarm through the transmission case.
    Clymer says NO. Is that correct ?
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    Here are stickers from Max's online fiche: ...

    Here are stickers from Max's online fiche:

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51680&rnd=04302013

    There are a couple difference stickers in section #46.... 50 bucks.....
  5. Thanks - Can you confirm the exact description or...

    Thanks - Can you confirm the exact description or part# for your SuperLube ? There seems to be a large number of products with similar names.
    Is this the stuff (link below) ?
    ...
  6. Thanks for the input - I ordered the tool just to...

    Thanks for the input - I ordered the tool just to have it - might come in handy regardless and it is cheap. Since my bushings seems to be in excellent shape I am enclined to keep them on for now....
  7. Thanks motorradmike, Are you saying that you...

    Thanks motorradmike,

    Are you saying that you installed 1 set of bushing with Moly and they failed - and a new set with Superlube and they are fine after the same amount of use ?

    FYI BEM is the...
  8. Questions about 96 R1000R driveshaft/swingarm/final drive reassembly & lube

    I am reassembling the driveshaft/swingarm/final drive on a 96 R1100R following a driveshaft failure. I have the JL Paralever bushings (previously installed) instead of the needle bearings on the...
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    Transmission output shaft seal leak ?

    I am replacing a broken driveshaft in my 96 R1100R.
    When removing the lower rubber boot there was about 2 Tbsp of fluid accumulated in there.
    After removing the drive shaft there is also fluid near...
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    Thanks to all - done for now.

    Well this thread is done for now - Mystery officially solved. Photo below shows drive shaft removed with broken bond. I can rotate the two shaft by hand with some effort, and it makes the same...
  11. No go on rebuild

    Unfortunately Machine Services only rebuilds U-joints. So I have not found any way to have the rubber damper rebuilt for an oilhead shaft.
    New shaft is >$800. Used sounds risky unless I find a...
  12. OK thanks I will try them tomorrow. I also got a...

    OK thanks I will try them tomorrow. I also got a response from Guy Hendersen who does airhead shafts, but he says he is is not yet doing oilhead shafts (although he is thinking about it). Will...
  13. Rubber damper rebuild on 96 R1100R driveshaft ?

    Anyone knows where I could get the rubber damper rebuilt on a 96 R1100R drive shaft ?
    My U-joints are fine I believe. I have have some sources for U-joint rebuilds - or full rebuilds on Airheads...
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    Another alternative

    Here is another alternative for a position on the handlebar closer to the grip. It shares the bolt with the windshield mount.
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    Jackpot !

    Back home. Indeed a broken shaft bond is now confirmed !! Just need to get it out. Now the question is: where should I get it rebuilt ? Any recommendations appreciated.
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    Thanks Paul. You mean I can do this before I...

    Thanks Paul. You mean I can do this before I remove the swing arm ? Sorry I am traveling right now so cannot take a look immediately to confirm.
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    More photos

    3 more photos.
    Photo 1: U-joint lower splines that mate to final drive
    Photo 2: Left and right pivot pins immediately after removal (these have aftermarket JL paralever bronze bushings installed)....
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    Looking good... Need to keep going

    Well the final drive is now off.:dance

    FYI - I tried to use the torch but had trouble getting things hot enough. Perhaps mine is too weak. Used Ryobi $49 heat gun with concentrator tip and at...
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    Thanks Happy - Yes I do have one (for creme...

    Thanks Happy - Yes I do have one (for creme brulee !) and could try. Could I also use the heat gun with the concentrator tip ? If I do what temperature should I set the heat gun on ? Maximum ?
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    Update - Input shaft OK - U-join & Drive shaft next ?

    OK here is where I stand right now:

    - Brake caliper & rear wheel are off
    - Final drive gear oil is drained
    - Starter is off

    The good:
    - Final drive oil looked clean - just some fine grey...
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    Thanks Anton ! OK that's good. I am hopeful FD...

    Thanks Anton ! OK that's good. I am hopeful FD is indeed OK.:dance
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    FD gear oil

    Final drive gear oil looked good when drained. Just some grey paste on the magnet as you said.

    Is it OK for me to leave the brake disk attached to the final drive and remove the final drive with...
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    Universal joint or shaft ??

    Removed the rear wheel - Having trouble removing the two hex bolts (5mm) that affix the brake disc to the final drive. I heated with a heat gun but to no avail. How do I know I have heated them...
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    A new plan

    Well I am finally getting around to getting my hands dirty on this.
    My current theory is that it has to do with the final drive. The reason is if I put the bike in 5th gear and try to turn the...
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    Thanks to all - bear with me it might take me a...

    Thanks to all - bear with me it might take me a little while to get started... Will report (or cry out) as I go (or fail to !)... :dance
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