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Old 05-05-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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replace drive shaft front boot 2005 1200gs

Anybody know the best way to replace the front boot covering the front universal joint of the driveshaft?

thanks,
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:07 AM   #2
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1. Get Boot..

2. Drop Final Drive (Rotate..)

3. Pop Driveshaft off..(pull and grease splines)

4. Remove old and install new boot..(yes it will suc..it can be done)

5. Assemble in reverse of disassembly

mine has been roached for 20K..can't find any real reason to screw with it..just doesn't bother me and does nothing other than cover a gap..
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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I lubed my splines on my last service. What I did was this.

removed rear wheel
unbolted the rear FD and dropped FD down.
Removed driveshaft and inspected
unbolted rear shock
lowered rear swing arm and removed boot.
cleaned and inspected splines and reinstalled everything.
boot is held on with zip ties. having a two long zip ties on had help.
And just be sure to tighten everything back to spec.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:29 PM   #4
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check this out jd

I started a thread on here earlier in the week with exactly the same question. Check out this thread.

I bumped it up to make it easy to find. " rubber needs replacing..."
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:34 PM   #5
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I started a thread on here earlier in the week with exactly the same question. Check out this thread.

I bumped it up to make it easy to find. " rubber needs replacing..."
Thanks all,
I will check it out. Stupid me just rebuilt the rear drive and i could have yanked out the drive shaft and done the boot at the same time. I think i need to increase my beer consumption,i am not thinking clearly....clearly!

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Old 05-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #6
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What did the shot one look like?

I have cracks on mine but still it iz not pierced yet.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:39 PM   #7
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Here's his thread...

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I started a thread on here earlier in the week with exactly the same question. Check out this thread.

I bumped it up to make it easy to find. " rubber needs replacing..."
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=882253
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:09 AM   #8
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What did the shot one look like?

I have cracks on mine but still it iz not pierced yet.
Mine has long cracks along the raised portion of the boot. They haven't completely cut through though, so I think I will save this project until they do.

Thanks for all the advice boys! I will report back when I jump into the repairs.

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Old 05-06-2013, 09:40 AM   #9
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What kind of prevention can one apply?

Put silicone grease on the rubber part to prevent O2 degradation?
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #10
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What kind of prevention can one apply?

Put silicone grease on the rubber part to prevent O2 degradation?
don't really know what would work best, but sticky grease would attract tons of dirt etc, which couldn't be good.

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