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    GS1000G Driveshaft GS850G, GS1100G

    Finally got my GS1000G ready for rego. Bike was feeling good on the way to getting it inspected then when I was 3/4 of the way there the driveline started clunking pretty bad. Anyone got a driveshaft? 0412478054

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    Senior Member NSW Nick Kakasiouris's Avatar
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    I had a mate break his GS1100G shaft and when we looked at it the whole thing was corroded and he ended up going through his local Suzuki shop and had a new one ordered on ended up on back order over 3 weeks. The cost for the new shaft was huge as he bought the entire unit hole and not the bits he needed. Goodluck
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    The shaft with uni joint is discontinued by suzuki, so not so availible new.

    If you havnt you might want to pull it down and inspect.
    When mine started clunking the nut had broken off the bevel gear.

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    Yeah same here. The clunking sound is most likely to be the bevel gear output shaft has sheared off with the nut attached and bouncing around inside the shaft tunnel. My GS1100G snapped the bevel output shaft off at the front mount nut for the drive shaft. Back then (1986) the output bevel gears were still available from Suzi - $640 for the pair. I took the sheared off output shaft to an Engineering Shop and got them to tap out the shaft 32 x 12mm and just used an allen head bolt to put it back together. Years and many km later the allen bolt was still there donig it's thing without any problem.


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    exactly what I did
    HKSI


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    If it is the shaft, You would be best off getting one from the states. i got one for about $40 + about $40 shipping.

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    thanks for the feedback fellas. I was assuming the universal joint was starting to sieze but didn't want to remove until I could find another one. Interesting to hear your experiences. I'll remove it this weekend and see what I find.

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    Let us know what you find. A good weekend to be working on the bike cos with this weather there isn't going to be too much riding.
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