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I took apart a GL500 and CX500 driveshaft at the u joint, and combined them together. To do this, I had to grind down all of the little punches the factory put in there to retain the bearing cups. How critical is it that I retain these cups somehow? I could use a quick spot of weld to keep them in place, but that means if I ever need to service them I'll have to sacrifice the shaft and make a new one from scratch, vs simply pushing the cups out with an arbor press. There's no way that I can see to fit a circlip... unless there's a way I can buy an aftermarket rebuild kit that includes cups with retaining circlips? Prob not from Honda, but aftermarket somewhere? Any info on this would be really useful.



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It would seem that centrifugal force would be putting some "disassembly" effort into dislodging them, so some form of retention is desirable. What about punch indents as was done by Honda?
 

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Punch indents were made by a machine more capable than my hand tools. I'd have to use a spot of weld. What I really want are new bearing cups with proper circlips to retain them.



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Can the yokes be drilled and cotter pinned to hold the cups in?

Seeing a pic of what you are up against might help us brainstorm this.
 

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I'll just weld, it's the easiest. I'll just make another driveshaft or two out of used parts since it doesn't seem possible to find new u-joint rebuild kits for motorcycle driveshafts.



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Had this issue on pumps and such I used to work on. Loctite make a "bearing sleeve retaining" compound. Cant remember the number (256 or something). then a small drill hole on each side of the yoke and whack it with a centre punch, to pene the metal over. Works every time.
 
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