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    85 R80 driveshaft

    The driveshaft is making a thumping noise as the rear wheel turns. The owner pulled the boot back and reports that the shaft moves about 1/16-1/8 inch side to side at the Ujoint. There is no torsional movement in the joint. What are the options here?
    Ron

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    rebuild the driveshaft
    youll have to send it out, its not a diy to replace the u-jont
    having rebuilt is about 1/2 new

    or you can get one on fleabay

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    [QUOTE=Isamemon;755733]rebuild the driveshaft
    youll have to send it out, its not a diy to replace the u-jont
    having rebuilt is about 1/2 new

    Anyone recommended? Bruno did my K75-not sure if he does airheads.
    Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by roncooper View Post
    Anyone recommended? Bruno did my K75-not sure if he does airheads.
    He should! His website has a picture of an Airhead on it and says "...service for all European motorcycles...". From the website:

    "All BMW K 75, K100 models, All BMW R75/5, R90/6, R100/7, R65, R80RT, R100RS, R80GS, R100GS and all other Airhead models."

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    The owner called Bruno this morning and he can do it for $200. I guess the next step is getting a spring compressor tool.
    Ron

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    ok, maybe not enough coffee this morning,
    what do yo need a spring compressor for to ge the driveshaft out ?

    compressing the shocks ? I never have needed any tools other then sockets and wrenches

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