Airhead GS Transshiftlever play

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Stagehand, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    Yup, it is a good design by BMW (both right hand threads). The pins only secure the ball and socket union, nothing else :norton
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  2. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Un-plated and Unscrewed

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    The Germans were thinking when they put the pins in the design, it allows the joint to be serviced/ greased, some other bikes that have ball joint type linkage have a crimped fit on the ball and cant be serviced and as you know well the grease manages to go away over time and the socket wears, i had a bike with the crimped type wear and fall out of the socket on a trip 700 miles from home and i used 4 zip ties to hold the thing together till i made it back, had to buy a new linkage rod ends.
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  3. Ricklesss

    Ricklesss Ricklesssssssss

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    Aren't those ball joints supposed to have rubber gaitors over them?
    I could have sworn my 89 GS had them, and they dry rotted off, then when I went looking at fiches for them, I didn't see them...
    Or am I imagining it? (it has been a while since I've looked into it)
    RicklessssssssssS
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  4. opposedcyljunkie

    opposedcyljunkie Heavyweight Boxer

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    Maybe you're referring to the earlier airheads which didn't have ball and socket linkage joints. AFAIK, they were the only ones which had a rubber gaiter. The later ones and the GS had a completely different ball-socket
    linkage.

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    From my GS:

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