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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by JimVonBaden, Mar 11, 2016.
Looks pretty good. Definitely due though.
Quick update as I've just done mine on a recently purchased 2016 1200GS LC (14,000km on the clock)
I ran into the same issue as many others in that I was unable to drop the final drive off the spline once everything had been disconnected.
Tried jumping on it a bit with no luck. Pulled the rubber gaiter back and sprayed a bunch of WD40 in. Still no good.
Eventually decided to put the rear wheel back on and drop the bike off the centre stand a few times to try to dislodge it.
After about the third try, the spline loosened up and I was able to remove the rear wheel and pull the rear drive down with enough force to get it to drop all the way.
All cleaned up now and new grease installed.
Hope this helps anyone else struggling to get things loosened up.
2020 GSA just had the dealer open it up at the 600 mile service to check and relube. Looked good
Mine doesn’t look too bad after 50,000 miles including a trip across the Magruder and a trip to Dead Horse
I'd say it looks great - good on ya for taking the time to check!
Unlike the problem I related a few years ago with my '14 GS (corrosion and u-joint failure), the driveshaft on my current '17 R1200GS looks fine. Just had it apart about two months ago. And that's through innumerable water crossings, 60k miles, over every hill and dale.
I found a pinhole in my gaitor. Repaired it with liquid electrical tape (liquid rubber) and put it back on.
I then ordered a new gaitor ($63) that I will put on when I drop the drive again in 12k