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While I was going to replace my tires, I decided to lube the final drive splines on the driven shaft as well as the splines going into the universal joint. The final drive assembly came out without a hitch. Did my cleaning and lube, reassembled the shaft in the hub and tried to reinsert up drive tunnel but shaft will not go into the ujoint yoke. This has really got me stumped as there is no blockage and everything looks clean. Has anyone a reccomendation as how to reinsert the drive shaft? It's an '89 GL1500. Would appreciate any help you can give.
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Yes, I have had this problem.

Take your coupling out of the wheel and put it into the hub and use it to turn the driveshaft back and forth.

As you are pushing the driveshaft into the u-joint turn the coupling back and forth and it will make the u-joint wiggle enough so that it will line up and slide in.


If you want some good reading, I describe my 3 day ordeal at the bottom of my page: http://www.hrot.org/martino/goldwing...driveshaft.htm

Yes, the first time I did the job, I wasted 3 days. But never had a problem since.





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I had trouble with my 1200 once. The u-joint has the tendency to dip down just a hair and make it hard to line up and get the splines started. It takes a little effort and some gentle twisting while you are trying to get it to mate.

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wolfmam--nice write up.

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Wolfman, thankyou so much for the greart advice. Worked like a charm!!!!! One little addition to your excellent write-up. Put the bike in park and the u-joint won't move at all. Makes lining up a lot easier. Again, thank you.
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With cold oil, I hit the starter button (in neutral), while keeping slight forward pressure on final. Pops right in every time. There's enough drag on gears with cold oil, it rotates the output gently, without causing any sudden grabbing/lurching problems.

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Nice site Wolfman! Thanks, I learned alot.Like I'll hire you to rebuild my carbideezers! LOL Again, nice job. jimsjinx

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