Why I didn't ride my airhead GS this weekend...

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by gaspipe, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    A picture is worth a thousand words, or something like that.

    Bad output shaft bearing, and a wonky driveshaft at 25k.
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  2. Rubber Cow

    Rubber Cow GS Dork

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    That's nothing!
    Look at this!
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    Been there done that, feel your pain
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  3. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    So Jorge, you get that back on the road? I love the Supertrapp.

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  4. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    Hi Gaspipe,
    I was mounting a new rear tire yesterday on my Bumblebee, and noticed a clunking from the drive shaft while rotating the wheel. Looks like driveshaft and gearbox inspection time. Did you replace the driveshaft with OEM, or get it rebuilt? Who did you use, and how was the experiance?
    Thanks
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  5. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    I bought an OEM driveshaft. At least that'll do another ~25k or so. Now that I have a good core, I'll try a reman if I live long enough to make another 25k.

    Figure it as a consumable - like tires, and be euphoric if it doesn't fail.

    The driveshaft is more of a binding sensation while rotating the rear wheel. Wierd noises and clunking typically are the transmission, and the output bearing in particular.

    A noise while rotating back and forth is probably just taking up the slack.

    I had my tranny redone by Omar Sayied in Phoenix. I was loking to improve the transmission feel and action. He did a fantastic job, and it's the nicest shifting airhead tranny I have ever had the pleasure to row the gears on. Omar is moving his shop now and I don't know how he is on taking work right now. He's top shelf.

    HTH,

    'Pipe

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  6. Malindi

    Malindi Zen Adventurer

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    I can beat that ... My 1986 R80G/S in the kitchen

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  7. Malindi

    Malindi Zen Adventurer

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    And the same G/S out of the kitchen:

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  8. grizz

    grizz Been here awhile

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    The term "NUTTER" springs to mind...... you're dedicated to the cause..??



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  9. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    If I broke it down that far, I'd probably lose interest and stow it, forget it, and dig it out a decade later and wonder what the hell it was, or if it was even mine.

    Looks nice when you have it together.


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  10. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    that is just beautiful man
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  11. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    that should be a front page photo :nod
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  12. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    :nod :thumb
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  13. Malindi

    Malindi Zen Adventurer

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    I asked Rider, we'll see what he says.
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