Thank you for the info, I appreciate it. I was able to view the pictures. If I am reading the your measurements correct @ 30 cm? I measured all 3 D/S I have:
2000 measured @ 30.6 cm, with 12,620 miles
2001 measured @ 30.6 cm, with 121,518 miles
2003 measured @ 31 cm, with 37,095 miles.
Only the 2000 driveshaft front u-joint will hold its weight and my 2001 driveshaft rear u-joint will hold up, all the others don't and are notchy.
I am curious if you noticed on the 2005 driveshaft if the isolator rubber material was at the end of the outer housing or recessed a bit? The 2003 model has the rubber at the edge of the housing and the other 2 are recessed.
I will try that tip with wedging the pinion on the rear drive. I have 121,518 miles on the rear drive and the rear drive oil leaking at the pinion area- it's not coming down the swingarm- that was dry. Either the pinion seal is leaking or the threads to that 4 pin collar are leaking.
I have pulled the transmission out and the clutch out. This is how I came about the driveshaft findings.