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    Paralever Drive Shaft - new or repair

    Time to replace the drive shaft on my R100GS ... again. Besides buying an OEM ($713 at the dealer) there are a few other options.

    Has someone used a "repaired" drive shaft?

    I have only found Bruno's in Canada who does repairs. Any other shop?

    Has somone used the rebuildable one that Ted Porters beemershop sells for $580?

    Just for the statistics:

    1st shaft lasted 60 tmi, 2nd one lasted 72 tmi and cost $415 in 2001 at the dealer.

    Thanks,
    Guenther

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    Here's what I found with a forum search:

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?t=58762&

    I think I saw mention of a Medford, OR, shop...proabably Hansen's BMW.
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    Thanks Kurt for the link! (Lazy me could have found it myself)

    Following some links off of that brought up Henderson Precision in California:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=hendersen

    I was thinking of only having the U-joints replaced. By following the discussions it was mentioned that the damper usually needs to be re-worked as well. Hurried to the workshop and sure enough, my damper has twisted by ca. 15 degrees and needs to be repacked as well.

    /Guenther

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guenther View Post
    Time to replace the drive shaft on my R100GS ... again. Besides buying an OEM ($713 at the dealer) there are a few other options.

    Has someone used a "repaired" drive shaft?

    I have only found Bruno's in Canada who does repairs. Any other shop?

    Has somone used the rebuildable one that Ted Porters beemershop sells for $580?

    Just for the statistics:

    1st shaft lasted 60 tmi, 2nd one lasted 72 tmi and cost $415 in 2001 at the dealer.

    Thanks,
    Guenther
    For just the u joint on the drive shaft. I asked Bruno for a quote on replacing the u joint on my SWB driveshaft and he quoted $200. He pins the new u joint in the same way the factory does and doesn't spot weld them like some I've seen.

    For your info and help in finding a source.
    1971 R50/5 SWB with R75/6 drivetrain
    2013 DL650

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