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Old 12-19-2008, 04:41 PM   #159
beemer67
Really Old airhead
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Fish Limb, B.C. Canada
Oddometer: 213
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Originally Posted by elmoreman
No problems raising it two inches? Didnt that screw up the driveshaft angle? Or did you raise and tilt the engine as well?? I could raise mine pretty easily, but as far as I know you need an extended driveshaft to do that successfully...
I had to compress the frame tube just above the swing arm bellmouth a bit. And I had to grind out the inside of the bellmouth a bit to clear the UV joint. There is definitely more angle on the driveshaft but I haven't had any problems with it.

I had a new UV joint installed two years ago, not because anything was wrong but I figured it had 100K miles on it, so maybe it was getting close to time. I do a lot of offroad touring with full Jesse bags and camping equipment and ride some pretty rough areas and it has never given any problems.
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