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Front Drive Shaft Removal ?

I am doing the main seal/o ring replacement on my 02 K12 RS and Im not sure how to remove the front drive shaft?? The Clymers manual shows using a slide hammer but I dont have access to that at the moment, is there another way of popping it off ?
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Re: Front Drive Shaft Removal ?

Pull the swing arm off first, then lever the exposed drive shaft off the output shaft. That is also the way to reassemble.
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Re: Front Drive Shaft Removal ?

Swingarm is off, can't see a spot to get a small pry bar in ???
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Re: Front Drive Shaft Removal ?

With the front swing arm bolts removed, you simply put a pry bar through the right side opening and pry against the yoke of the drive shaft, will pop right off. Be careful not to damage the treads of the swing arm, use a rag or piece of leather to protect the threads, once you do it, youll see it's really a piece of cake.
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Re: Front Drive Shaft Removal ?

Oh I see what your saying, now, thank you. A good thick piece of rubber should also work to protect those threads. Thanks!
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With the front swing arm bolts removed, you simply put a pry bar through the right side opening and pry against the yoke of the drive shaft, will pop right off. Be careful not to damage the treads of the swing arm, use a rag or piece of leather to protect the threads, once you do it, youll see it's really a piece of cake.

Yup it popped right off with little effort. There's suppose to be a circlip, I dont see it?
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Yup it popped right off with little effort. There's suppose to be a circlip, I dont see it?

Internal circlip.Look inside the yoke.Fits in the groove on the transmission output shaft.

Make sure it is engaged upon the rebuild.I'd rather not contribute to yet another thread as to why a BMW isn't pulling away.Been a few over the years and a recent one on ADVRider...!Takes up too much of my time.
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Internal circlip.Look inside the yoke.Fits in the groove on the transmission output shaft.

Make sure it is engaged upon the rebuild.I'd rather not contribute to yet another thread as to why a BMW isn't pulling away.Been a few over the years and a recent one on ADVRider...!Takes up too much of my time.

You mean make sure it's actually $napped in tight so it's not just spinning around on there
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You mean make sure it's actually $napped in tight so it's not just spinning around on there

Snap with a mallet or dead blow hammer.How are them U-joints btw? Not uncommon across the BMW model and years range the premature failure of such.My front U-joint sure was showing signs at about your milleage.

Considering my previous experiences with them same U-joints failures at even such low milleage that it was still under warranty on my 90 R100GS I choosed the prudent route.Rebuilt driveshaft with repleacable/ greasable U- joints.$$$$ but done with the big crunch and expensive then tow out of the bush....!
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Re: Front Drive Shaft Removal ?

I think the u-joints are fine, there's no slop in em, they seem nice n tight. IL tell ya I like the idea of grease fittings in them, nice you were able to find that. It may be pricey but worth it in the long run
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I think the u-joints are fine, there's no slop in em, they seem nice n tight. IL tell ya I like the idea of grease fittings in them, nice you were able to find that. It may be pricey but worth it in the long run

Good....!Keep an eye on what you have.When/if you start finding the OEM grease spread in a circle inside the swingarm it will mean.....that it isn't lubing the U-joints anymore.

Cost of a DS rebuild is about half that of a new OEM DS.I came across a BMW specialist shop that offers such service recently.In the East somewhere?I'll dig it up later.
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Good....!Keep an eye on what you have.When/if you start finding the OEM grease spread in a circle inside the swingarm it will mean.....that it isn't lubing the U-joints anymore.

Cost of a DS rebuild is about half that of a new OEM DS.I came across a BMW specialist shop that offers such service recently.In the East somewhere?I'll dig it up later.

Yeah I didnt see anything that looked like grease was thrown around in there, but when the time does come I would much prefer to get it rebuilt than spending the $$ on a new one. It wouldnt be Anton that does the rebuild would it?? Nothing can come thru the factory with grease fittings anymore, not even my truck! No fittings on the u-joints, ball joints, tie rods! crooks, its only when you buy aftermarket. But that info would be much appreciated, thanks!
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Re: Front Drive Shaft Removal ?

If possible drill them truck ball joints and insert self tapping zerks.Grease away.

I say if possible....lots of them ball joints have a nylon type socket and not much possibility for drilling tapping.

Did the tie rods on my car.Tried the ball joints but no success.

Yeah....two rods between the shock upper mount and sway bar on my car.Both failed rather early.Replacement$ have zerks.Good.....made in China so need lube.
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There ain't no way I am going near them joints with a drill bit ! that would be disastrous!

Yeah cheap parts in new vehicles. early failure rate whi h is what they want.
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