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    On a CX500, the driveshaft slides right out of the swingarm. The GL500 not so much. How do I get that sucker out? Well, besides a torch, that is. Thanks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ChopperCharles View Post
    On a CX500, the driveshaft slides right out of the swingarm. The GL500 not so much. How do I get that sucker out? Well, besides a torch, that is. Thanks.



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    just a bump.it looks as though it should slide right out charles.

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    I believe you have to take the swing arm off. The knucking on the engine side is to fat to fit through the arm.
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    Section 14-16 in the Silverwing manual.Yes the swinging arm has to come off and possibly the MonoShock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shep View Post
    Section 14-16 in the Silverwing manual.Yes the swinging arm has to come off and possibly the MonoShock.


    First off, that's a diagram of the output shaft, not the drive shaft.

    Swingarm is off the bike. The driveshaft doesn't come out from the front OR the back. The GL500's swingarm is considerably narrower than the CX500's.



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    Charles,

    I'm restoring an 82 GL500I right now. My motor is out and I just walked over to it, pulled and twisted a bit to line up something in there and it came right out the front towards the motor end on the swing arm. I'm sure you have tried turning it in different positions when your pull on it. Otherwise I'm not sure what to suggest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCXed View Post
    Charles,

    I'm restoring an 82 GL500I right now. My motor is out and I just walked over to it, pulled and twisted a bit to line up something in there and it came right out the front towards the motor end on the swing arm. I'm sure you have tried turning it in different positions when your pull on it. Otherwise I'm not sure what to suggest.
    Mine pulled right out, too. And I don't notice any obstructions inside that it might hang up on. ????



    Quote Originally Posted by Shep View Post
    Section 14-16 in the Silverwing manual.Yes the swinging arm has to come off and possibly the MonoShock.
    Those are instructions to remove the swingarm itself.



    With the engine out, the shaft should slide right out the front end.



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    Dumb question, but did you remove the bolt that holds it onto the output shaft?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri-Guy-GA View Post
    Dumb question, but did you remove the bolt that holds it onto the output shaft?
    The bolt would be on the engine side. Besides, he already has the swing arm out.
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    Charles,



    It is possible that you pushed the drive shaft too far in on the GL and it is hooked behind the rear-end gears.



    Try turning the shaft as you pull it out of the front.



    Also, as a FYI, it will not pull out of the back of the drive shaft on a GL.
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