driveshaft coupler fitment question


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driveshaft coupler fitment question

Postby wehrd1 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:39 pm



Does anyone know if a driveshaft/coupler from a gl1100 would fit a gl1000? Can find all kinds of nice condition, nice priced gl1100 shaft/couplers, but only a couple of HIGH(er) priced gl1000 shaft/couplers on ebay. And in researching the site, found that Honda does not sell them, and NOS is non-existent.

the one on this bike we bought at auction is toast. it sat for 30 yrs, after the dealership closed, and I bet it was a trade-in back then because of this failure. The rubber boot was ripped, and when he pulled it back to look inside, large metal pieces fell out. :(

Everything else has just been the usual issues, caused from sitting...rusty tank, rotten rubber, old fluids. Hooked it up to a battery source, and all the gauges powered, lights lit, horn honked, etc.

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Re: driveshaft coupler fitment question

Postby SnoBrdr » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:14 am

wehrd1 wrote:Does anyone know if a driveshaft/coupler from a gl1100 would fit a gl1000? Can find all kinds of nice condition, nice priced gl1100 shaft/couplers, but only a couple of HIGH(er) priced gl1000 shaft/couplers on ebay. And in researching the site, found that Honda does not sell them, and NOS is non-existent.

the one on this bike we bought at auction is toast. it sat for 30 yrs, after the dealership closed, and I bet it was a trade-in back then because of this failure. The rubber boot was ripped, and when he pulled it back to look inside, large metal pieces fell out. :(

Everything else has just been the usual issues, caused from sitting...rusty tank, rotten rubber, old fluids. Hooked it up to a battery source, and all the gauges powered, lights lit, horn honked, etc.

Thanks!


The quick answer is no.

You need to either find a decent used driveshaft.

Some have been able to get a machinist to make one for them

There is a guy in Canada who does a lot of BMW shafts who has said that he can also do the GLs but I have never saw anyone who had it done.

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Re: driveshaft coupler fitment question

Postby Ncscooter » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:11 pm

I saw a couple on ebay (w/ swingarm!) I believe the 78-79 were more robust.All the gl1000 interchange. Ask seller if there is any play at all in the part. If they send it and there is and they said there wasn't, get a refund. I got one off ebay and it is good.
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Re: driveshaft coupler fitment question

Postby wehrd1 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:44 pm

we got one off ebay off a 78 gl1000. hubby says it appears good - has coupler and snap ring - splines look good




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