Re: Currie \"Johnny Joints\" ...
As long as the RE joints are tight they are fine. No binding etc. They don't seem to affect the ride, but when they get a little worn they get noisey - time to tighten them up - and that's easy.
After 15,000 miles or so on my Long Arms, I thought they'd be very worn. I'd heard they wear out fast, so I got extra inserts. Tuns out they were fine, just needed tightening and grease.
The way the inserts fit in blocks off the lube hole, but the drill trick fixes that.
So far so good.
My experience with regular Heims isn't good - a little dirt and they wear out fast. Someone could make a fortune if they came up with a GOOD protective boot for them.