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Old 06-30-2015, 11:55 AM   #1
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R80GS 91, big trip, lost my driveshaft, rebuildable Driveshaft

I'm going on a large trip from Switzerland to Malaysia, 30tkm in a few weeks.
I sent my Driveshaft off to have it rebuilt, but it got lost in the post.
Thinking of replacing it with a nice rebuildable one.

http://beemershop.com/Merchant5/merc...=26111458000E2

I heard different reports on servicing them. Some say you have to regrease them with the nipples every 5tkm??

Don't feel like greasing it during my trip to be honest. Think I'm better off looking for an original that's been done up?

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Old 06-30-2015, 12:37 PM   #2
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I am not sure what the manufacturers of the rebuildable ones recommend but I have a standard one rebuilt with replaceable bearings and regrease that one every 10,000 miles or 16,000 km which is often enough. You could probably leave it longer as the standard ones are never regreased.
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:08 PM   #3
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I'm going on a large trip from Switzerland to Malaysia, 30tkm in a few weeks.
I sent my Driveshaft off to have it rebuilt, but it got lost in the post.
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I heard different reports on servicing them. Some say you have to regrease them with the nipples every 5tkm??

Don't feel like greasing it during my trip to be honest. Think I'm better off looking for an original that's been done up?

Cheers
Max
Hi Max, don't worry too much about the paralever drive shaft. Have the splines lubed properly and just go. In my '88 GS, one of the first ever build, the first drive shaft failed at 75tkm. May be due to a lack of lubrication of the splines, may be because it was from a malconstructed series. The second one has run more than 90tkm. I regrease the splines once in a while, but I never lubed the joints. There are thousands of GS out there with even more km with the very first drive shaft.

/Frank

If you still want something special, you may want to check "Fernreiseteile"
http://www.fernreiseteile.de/Reparat...en-Ueberholung

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Old 06-30-2015, 03:03 PM   #4
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Hi Max, don't worry too much about the paralever drive shaft. Have the splines lubed properly and just go. In my '88 GS, one of the first ever build, the first drive shaft failed at 75tkm. May be due to a lack of lubrication of the splines, may be because it was from a malconstructed series. The second one has run more than 90tkm. I regrease the splines once in a while, but I never lubed the joints. There are thousands of GS out there with even more km with the very first drive shaft.

/Frank

If you still want something special, you may want to check "Fernreiseteile"
http://www.fernreiseteile.de/Reparat...en-Ueberholung

Hi Frank

Thanks for your support. I sent my Drive Shaft to Andreas 2 weeks ago to have it rebuilt and new rubber put in. Unfortunately it has gone missing due to the DHL strike...
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:22 PM   #5
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Hi Frank

Thanks for your support. I sent my Drive Shaft to Andreas 2 weeks ago to have it rebuilt and new rubber put in. Unfortunately it has gone missing due to the DHL strike...
I have a few stock ones which i'm not using. If you need one just let me know. I could even ship it direct to Andreas to speed things up a little.
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:16 PM   #6
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I have a few stock ones which i'm not using. If you need one just let me know. I could even ship it direct to Andreas to speed things up a little.
Much appreciated, but I would be afraid of it getting lost again.
When I trace the package it claims it's ready to be picked up, Andreas never got a note to pick it up though.
Touratech currently have my bike and have a long to do list (forks, clutch, break line, rear shock etc.) and need the drive shaft to continue.
The rough plan is to wait another day and see how the situation with Andreas looks, if things don't move forward I'll have to get hold of a new or used driveshaft and give it to Touratech, hopefully by next Tuesday, so I can pick up the bike Friday week...
That would give me another 2 weeks to do some final prep on the bike, test and pack it before I leave on my 6 month trip...
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