Lovely bikes, those Classics - problee my fave of all the many (too many!) Rs oilheads I owned. And nice scribing too.
The problem is BREXIT means - you either have a border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, or a border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Neither option is satisfactory, and some would say what we are now seeing is inevitable. To quote Donald Tusk “…………promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan of how to carry it out safely”Don't know about Scotland and Wales, but Northern Ireland has a very bad outbreak of street violence with many getting injured. Some say due to the crazy Brexit deal that put NI behind a new sea border (thank you Boris Johnson and the insane EU politicians), some say back to sectarian unrest, and some say drugs and criminal gangs fighting the police.
Thanks for the heads-up PZ.@JP_in_SD it was the drive shaft rather than final drive unit that failed (half the cost of the latter ).
Not being a service item, I hadn’t made any inspections during services but would have noticed any slop in the universal joint at the next one as I had planned to regressed the splines.
My suggestion would be to rock the wheel back and forth with the bike on the stand and listen to any sound it makes at each rubber cover (hopefully none). If you do this now and then, hopefully any unusual sounds would allow you to pick up any pending complete failure of the joints.
Ah yes, the u-joint, as you said originally. Need to work on my reading comprehension. Thank you very much for the tip. Off to the garage to check mine now. Let us know how it goes - I'm sure you will!
That would be BMW Motorrad Australia rather than NZ (different island).I’m assuming your bike is out of warranty. So that is extra very excellent A real result. Superb customer service from NZ Motorrad.