Extending a driveshaft

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Extending a driveshaft

Post by eddiehob » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:38 am

Does anybody know what is the best way to extend a drive shaft ,Can they be cut and re-welded? What about ballance ? will they be safe ? Is there somebody that can do it.What are the options.
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Re: Extending a driveshaft

Post by Neo Dutch » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:32 pm

For what? A lot of shafts are interchangable, so you might be able to get a longer one from another bike.

Otherwide, cut it, slaeeve it and weld.
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Re: Extending a driveshaft

Post by Cromag » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:24 pm

Another good way is to make a spacer (which might look like a alloy cylinder how ever long you like, with bolt holes through it) on the flange end.......probably good for a moderate stretch up to 3"
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Re: Extending a driveshaft

Post by eddiehob » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:45 am

On an Xs1100 and a virago 1100.
would welding on the shaft not make the original steel brittle?
do you know somebody that would do it .
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Re: Extending a driveshaft

Post by Neo Dutch » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:02 pm

With all the millions of linear metres of weld that layed down everyday in this world, I would hope not.

You wouldn't butt weld it, it would have to be sleeved.
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