I knew I was going to need a drive shaft so I called UncleJohn and had him send me one priority mail last Wednesday. I was hoping it would be here on Friday. It only has to come 160 miles. The delivery date USPS gave us was Saturday so I postponed starting the work until Saturday afternoon. Long story short it did not come with the regular mail delivery even though tracking said it would delivered as scheduled. So I have a guys GL1800 with 284k on the clock on my lift. It has a bad final drive for sure and I hate to put it back together with the original driveshaft even though it is not bad right now. To make things even worse. I am leaving in the morning to go on the DV ride in and wont be back in Florida till Feb. 22nd. I gave the guy a choice. I will put it back together with the old driveshaft and he can have his bike back and when it fails I will put the new shaft in free of charge or when I get back I will put the new shaft in. Of course that is if the shaft is here by then. When I checked tracking all it says that it is still in transit but no projected delivery. I offered to ride down to Melbourne and pick up the other shaft John has on hand but the customer did not want to bear the added expense of the time that would take. You live and learn so my takeaway on this is to never rely on a service that is so unreliable as the US postal service again.
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