My shaft(!!) is showing signs of self-destruction at 53'000 miles.I have read lots of posts regarding the subject,but nothing conclusive.Apparently there is a guy in Germany who rebuilds worn needle bearings if the UJ is serviceable.Has anyone gone this route,or does anyone know of another method of repair?Or is it easier to just buy a new one(£300.00!! ouch!).
I had letter from BMW GB saying that they were offering a free inspection of GS Paralever shafts due to a high volume of failiures.Has anyone had a positive result via this method i.e. a replacement shaft from BMW free of charge???
Austin@Brackens M/C says that the late model GS Basics have a shorter rear shock which helps to prolong the shaft/UJ.Has anyone tried this??
All info gratefully received.