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Hello all, I have a 2004 Volusia and have been reading and reading about swapping drive units. I decided to do it so I bought a VS 1400 drive. If I understand correctly all I need to do is either machine my original Volusia driveshaft by 3/16 or cut 3/16 off my ujoint. I know I have to cut 2mm off my spacer but just not 100 percent sure on the ujoint and driveshaft. Do I do shorten both the ujoint and the driveshaft or just one or the other ? Thanks very much for the use of this site. I have been learning a lot of valuable information from hours and hours of browsing lol.
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You can cut the length of the original 800 drive shaft by 3/16", but you also have to recess the splines and push the back shoulder back 3/16" as well.

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What Capt said.
If you do the shaft it has to be cut down and shoulder machined as well.
You can also trim 3/16” from the long side of the u joint. If I had to do it all over again I would just get a machined shaft. I was replacing my rear tire at the time of the swap so that part wasn’t bad.
I needed to lube my swingarm because I wasn’t sure if it had ever been done.
If the extra work involved in removing the u-joint doesn’t bother you then you could go that route.
The swing arm nuts are 32mm or 1-1/4”. Other info you find will say it’s 36mm.
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