Do not tell the guy i ride with, that they don't last, or he may get worried about his bike breaking down and becoming unreliable.
He already has over 500,000 kms on his still original shaft.
He has done many brake changes, 2 clutches, wheel bearings, lights, starter, water pump, 5 batteries, and who knows how many tires.
Says its still the original shaft though.
So ya them shafties must all be junk.
My highest mileage shaft drive bike was relatively low mileage compared to his, as it had a measly !45,000 kms on it when I sold it. Original shaft on it then, and still, as the buyer is a friend, and he has not ever repalced it either.
Time alone with ones thoughts, is quality time.
They say there is a lack of jobs. Seems here to be more a lack of people willing to work hard, and take pride in the work they do.