1987 gl 1200i swing arm boot


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1987 gl 1200i swing arm boot

Postby ronscycle1. » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:39 am



when I go to put the finial drive on the swing arm , and shaft back in, and boot, and put swing arm back on , whats the best ay to do this ? { changing boot]



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Re: 1987 gl 1200i swing arm boot

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:44 am

Well,there's a retainer clip on the end of the transmission output shaft,remove it...
Disconnect everything to remove the swingarm..pull the whole assembly off..Attach the boot to the swingarm and reassemble...put the boot onto the engine last.
The boot covers the "U" joint...It can only be separated from the engine by removing the swing arm.

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Re: 1987 gl 1200i swing arm boot

Postby ronscycle1. » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:59 pm

dont see retainer clip

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Re: 1987 gl 1200i swing arm boot

Postby ronscycle1. » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:01 pm

I need help please can someone please help me ?

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Re: 1987 gl 1200i swing arm boot

Postby HALBUDD » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:11 pm

Roncycle If you are trying to put the swing arm back on your in for some fun,I would put the swing arm on,with the u joint in the housing along with the rubber boot. With the u joint inside the arm and the rubber boot on,get the swing arm nuts set back in and torqued to the proper specs.You will need to have the bike jacked up to allow the arm to come down.This is where it gets fun you will need to slide the drive shaft while it is still on your rear drive up in to the tube If you have a helper he or she can hold the u joint up so you can get the drive shaft to slide in to the u joint it will help to be able to rotate the rear drive a little to get it to fit in the u joint. And remember to put molly 60 paste on the splines on the motor and the shaft. Also in the u joint.On some bikes unless it has already been removed there was a clip to hold the spring on the end of the shaft back at the factory to help to get the shaft to go in to the u joint. You may or may not have it on your bike if it has ever had any work done to the rear end. Once you get the shaft into the u joint then just out the four nuts back on and tighten them to specs. Also put molly 60 paste on your drive splines before putting your wheel back on. Hope this helps with your problem. If needed I have a 84 torn down that I can get some pics of for you.-------------------------------Hal ps if all you are doing is replacing the boot you will need to pull the rear end off and the shaft out you can then slide the u joint back and take the old boot off.Its tight in there but you can get the new one back in.Then put it back together in reverse order.


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