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Old 01-23-2013, 04:31 AM   #20
Drif10
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Originally Posted by Swinefahrt View Post
"BMW Shaft Drive", a wicked play on words? Do Guzzis suffer this malady? Yamaha's Teneres? Honda Goldwings? Yes I realize chain and sprockets need replacement due to "normal" wear, but really these BMW driveshafts should last longer than 24-40 K.
It's like the final drives: These are old school tech, been around for over a century. You'd think they'd have it figured out by now.

Odd are, they do have it figured out. At least, the bean counters do. 'We can get it made at this cheap price, then when it goes, we get to sell it to them again for the same premium extortion'. As with all their parts when sold in NA. Euro parts prices are half or less.

My GSA does what I want it to do, but I harbor no illusions about it. When it's wore out, I won't buy another. And this was my second one.
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