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