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Baldys_365R

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Hey LIVEWIRE!
« on: March 12, 2007, 08:26:50 AM »
I need new u-joints I destroyed two this weekend. Do you have any super heavy duty ones? Or should I get them from Randy! I want to only do this once! Greeseable?
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Baldy

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Re: Hey LIVEWIRE!
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2007, 04:47:02 PM »
If you only want to do it once, replace the entire axle. No U-joint will hold up as well as the original, especially if you broke one already. It may seem expensive, but think how long the originals held up.

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Re: Hey LIVEWIRE!
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2007, 08:40:09 PM »
Thanks livewire,
I can't afford to replace the whole axle. I could replace all the joints for around 140. I think durbillity all depends on the driver too. What or who has the best u-joints?
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Re: Hey LIVEWIRE!
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 07:42:40 AM »
$140 all around would just be adding to the price of the new axle shafts so you would then have $650 into the axles
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Re: Hey LIVEWIRE!
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007, 07:51:37 AM »
If you broke a U-joint, the axle is already distorted. You will be lucky if the new U-joint does not break the first time you ride it. I have 4 of the best available U-joints. I will sell them to you for the $140 and provide free shipping. I feel like a drug dealer saying if I don't sell them to him someone else will.

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Re: Hey LIVEWIRE!
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007, 08:22:21 AM »
Sounds great, how do I pay you? I've got pay pay or credit!

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Re: Hey LIVEWIRE!
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 11:01:04 AM »
       Hey I broke the same u-joint about 3 times. I must have not gotten the retainers in properly and I lost it after I fixed it. I then went to a shaft shop and had them do it thinking that it would safe. I got about 1 hour out of it before the new u-joint shattered the idiots used a caste u-joint and not a forged steel one. I told it needed to be forged. This also bent my almost new rear shock. I am not suggesting you try anything yourself I think your best bet will be to buy a new one trust me I tried to be cheep but it coasted me more in the long run.
Expenses:
First u joints $47
Shaft repair shop $120
New axle $450
New rear shock $300
Total stupid mistake $917

In the end I ended up spending enough to buy 2 new axles.   
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Re: Hey LIVEWIRE!
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2007, 05:12:56 AM »
I could have got you the axle for less.