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BMW GS1200 adventure what's the U-joint's dimensions?

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Hi, Pmuhtaris for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. If necessary, transport your bike to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your problem. For more information about your issue and free downloads that you will need please visit the websites below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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the u joints definitely need lubrication and as far as breaking a drive shaft I personally have never seen one break unless someone has been really hammering it or doing a lot of burnouts

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SOURCE: Bmw R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure

I believe that the Adventure model is higher, has stone guards etc... and is more orientated to long distance traveling...eg: bigger fuel capacity.

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