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Is there a trick anybody has to get the drive shaft into the U-Joint? I struggled for over 2 hours last night before giving up. Is the shaft supposed to slip in or does the spring on the shaft hold it back?

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It does just slip in. I always try to align the UJ into a central position before putting the shaft in. Once located on the UJ you will need to jiggle it a bit and rotate the shaft from the wheel end to align it for the eventual fit. Stick with it, it will go in.

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I had the same problem the first time I took mine out of my 1200. Just be patient, and keep poking. It will eventually just slip right in.:waving:
 

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Been there done that and bought the tee shirt. Hang in there be patient and try to visualize the u-jointas you install the shaft get the splines as close as possible before you insert it. That thing will go just be patient.
 

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Hang in there WB.

It's a tough one but it's do-able.

Don't lose your temper and roll the bike into a river. That just made things worse for me. :cooldevil:
 

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Dont feel bad I had my drive shaft out today and I wont admit to how long it took to get it back in :D. Just incase anyone out there is as stupid as me make sure when you pull out the drive shaft you dont pull the ujoint so its just laying in the boot. It wont admit to how long that took to figure out either. :(Lets just say me and my bikespent alot of bonding time today.
 

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motor22 wrote:
:(Lets just say me and my bikespent alot of bonding time today.
And you're a much better man for it...:D :gunhead:
 

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hopefully you have replaced the seal on the saft where it enters the rear end, if you try and re-use the old one it will leak
 

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hopefully you have replaced the seal on the saft where it enters the rear end, if you try and re-use the old one it will leak




Yes I installed a new seal and even remembered the molly60. she purrin now. :action:
 

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I just popped

the dust boot placed a long screw driver under the u joint and moved everything around went right in in about 5 minutes
 
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