I removed the drive shaft so I can get the swing arm powder coated. You can read about how I removed it here.
Now that the swing arm is back, it’s time to install the drive shaft and new swing arm bearings.
I use the Cycle Works drive shaft spring compressor to install the drive shaft by compressing the spring as I did when I removed the drive shaft so I can install the new snap ring that secures all the drive shaft components on the shaft.
I installed the new sealed swing arm bearings using a large socket. I remove the dust cover and drove the bearings into the swing arm with the socket and a hammer.
You can read about how I do this work here:
And here are two short videos summarizing how I do the work.
VIDEO: 1983 BMW R100RS Install Drive Shaft
VIDEO: 1983 BMW R100RS Install Swing Arm Bearings
As usual very in depth and meticulous execution. I follow the advice and craftsmanship for my own rebuilding process.
Hello Mr. Brook,
this drive shaft has a damper.
I have read that there are different shaft types of drive shafts with damper.
For long wheel base and short wheel base. I have also read that there are shafts that have a flat part on the spines.
Can you tell me if the damper parts are the same for all monolever driveshafts?
I have not worked on any of the monoshock models, so I have no experience I can share.