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Old 11-16-2012, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, about to change my driveshaft on my '05 R3, the "gaiter" rubber belows between swing arm and motor is glued to the swingarm and looks like it is a snug fit at the motor, the manual says to remove it from the swingarm? From looking at it I would think you should take it off the motor side and pull out the swingarm with it attached. Has anybody done it?
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats what I did on mine. Then just installed them no glue and it has not came off in 7500 miles.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Did you remove it from the engine side or the swing arm side?
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engine side it was easier to get back on using the pull tabs.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice, it was much easier to take the engine side off. Used superglue to glue the swing arm end and put the driveshaft in from the pivot end rubber boot snapped in with ease.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Now use cupious amounts of Moly60 on th esplines and rear differential. Even add some in the cup of the diferential. I just rolled 60,000 on my Supercharged Carpenter beast and have the original driveshaft and differential. Very few pieces of equipment ever die of over lubrication!!!!!!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It's now on my annual service list. Glad I caught it before it took out the final drive.
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I plan to do mine this winter, do you grease the drive shaft where it goes into the bevel box?
I've greased the rear wheel splines, but wasn't sure weather to

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I did both the driveshaft and bevel box.
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Huh? Really?

Thought the reason to have a drive shaft on a bike was little or no maintenance.
Sounds to me like a real PITA to pull it apart and grease it.
Thanks for making my mind up to buy the new 1200 Tiger.
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