Paralever Driveshaft

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Beater, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    There's a crazy new design that's supposed to be completely bulletproof. Here's a CAD image of the prototype

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  2. fishkens

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    That'll never work. The shaft-jacking will pogo the rider into the next county. :deal

    :lol3
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  3. jackd

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  4. hardwaregrrl

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    Fixed....get it, get it!!!:D :evil :deal
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  5. bgoodsoil

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    :lol3
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  6. jackd

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    Now that the topic of greasable u-joint fitted driveshafts is once more in front of us, I have a question... What kind of grease do you guys service these with? That would be HPM's, Bruno's and if it's been done yet, these new ones - I'm going to be having a look at my new one in the coming months - I might give her a squirt or two even though it's fairly new.
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  7. Stagehand

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    THe green stuff in my gun :hide



    I took HPM's shaft out when I put this new one in. It looks identical to brand new apart from being, you know, kinda dirty. Thats about 10-15K miles I reckon. No service since install.
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  8. jackd

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    If I'm to believe what people say on this forum, it would seem that you thrash your bike on a regular basis. Is this why you chose to go for the new style shaft over the HPM re-build?

    In your defense, the shaft came with 'green stuff' in it. I might be looking around my airline's hangar for some nice red wheel bearing grease that is doing great service in our machines.
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  9. Stagehand

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    Actually i was happily satisfied with the HPM. I might not have bothered a change except one appeared by way of an RA contact that got it to me on on the probability that I might write a review of it of some kind for the magazine. SO I'm trying to hurt it :D I gotta say I feel like its a softer feel, whatever that means. What am I saying, its perfectly functional. CAnt tell a thing from the seat.
    I have about a thousand miles on it.

    Time and only time will tell, and having looked at it, I dont share the opinion that the upper main big circlip will see any real force. I dont think its a true bearing clip, yet. I mean I dont think it from looking at it, but use will tell I hope.
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  10. jackd

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    I put around 4K miles on it last season and can't say as I notice any difference from the original. No problems to date.

    Me thinks that giving you a shaft to wring out is kind of like that old Samsonite luggage commercial - where they threw the luggage into the cage with the Gorilla to see if he could fuck it up. That's a compliment by the way. Did you see any literature about replacement parts in your packaging? I didn't and so I'm curious where you would get spare bits if you need it.
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  11. Steve G.

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    I've used this stuff on my Guzzi, and my trucks for 25 yrs. http://www.plews-edelmann.com/greases-and-oils/
    And they're grease guns are really well adapted for hard to get at places:
    http://www.plews-edelmann.com/grease-guns/
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  12. bereahorn

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  13. jackd

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    I've never heard of these guys before, Steve. Mind you I have a Canadian Tire grease gun in my shed which probably is of their manufacture and contains their grease - I never paid much attention to it. Canadian Tire seems to be the only guys who handle their product up here in Canada.
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