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    Driveshaft - does this look normal?
    on: May 20, 2015, 01.07 am
    May 20, 2015, 01.07 am
    Never having a shaft driven bike before is this cover normal? It doesn't appear broken or cracked. I was just surprised when I took the faring off it wasn't fully covered.  :084:

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    Re: Driveshaft - does this look normal?
    Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 01.24 am
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    I haven't looked at mine, but the diagrams in the workshop manual look like that.

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    Re: Driveshaft - does this look normal?
    Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 01.44 am
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    I didn't check mine either, but I don't see a problem with the photo. Drive shafts and ujoints are exposed on most automobiles. Front drive CV joints are usually rubber booted.

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    Re: Driveshaft - does this look normal?
    Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 07.19 am
    May 20, 2015, 07.19 am
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    Yes that is how it is. You can remove the plastic shroud I then gave mine a clean and brushed over with SPF50. admit it does seem to be exposed to weather. Just something I look at now and again. More surface rust grime than any corrosion.

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    Re: Driveshaft - does this look normal?
    Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 11.15 am
    May 20, 2015, 11.15 am
    Yes, that's definitely the way it is.....

    I too, was surprised - expecting some extensive rubber boot or gaiter - but that's the way it is.

    If it was a Full-Cover affair it would require removal of the Drive Shaft to replace it, wouldn't it ?

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    Re: Driveshaft - does this look normal?
    Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 01.27 pm
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    These same types of pivot joints are fully exposed on cars and trucks without serious wear issues.
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    Re: Driveshaft - does this look normal?
    Reply #6 on: May 20, 2015, 06.28 pm
    May 20, 2015, 06.28 pm
    Thanks to all for the replies. Glad to see it's normal. I'm used to belt driven bikes.
    Thanks again
    Gene