Hello all, I've removed the final drive and need to replace the oil seal on the end of the drive shaft. I'd like to remove the drive shaft without unbolting the u-joint (4x#39) at the rear of the engine as I don't know if a way yet to torque the bolts properly when installed. As the driveshaft does not simply pull out of the u-joint I'm pretty sure the clip (#36 in the attached?) is still present. I attached a rope and a slide hammer to the end of the drive shaft and gave it a couple of whacks, nothing happened (other than some noise). I know some have suggested moving the black boot aside and removing a clip at the engine side - I simply can't see what they are referring to and the manual has no pictures (recommendation appears in the post here: http://xjbikes.com/forums/threads/drive-shaft-removal-and-servicing.47091/ ). I guess the questions are: - Can the drive shaft be removed without unbolting the u-joint and removing the swing arm - Can you cause any damage trying to remove the drive shaft without removing the swing arm and unbolting the u-joint - Does anyone have any advice on how to remove the driveshaft "in place" or removing the u-joint (it wants to rotate making wrenching the bolts free difficult) - Does anyone have any advice on how to best re-torque the u-joint bolts if removed.