So what exactly are you replacing? The axle shaft or a CV joint? I am guessing the $205 price from your dealer is what Honda calls the "shaft set", includes the shaft, outer CV joint, and some other small parts is what it looks like on the parts fishe:
Well the CV Joint is popping. I was just going to replace the whole shaft. I've talked to gorilla axles and at first they'd never heard of a 700xx but now i've intrigued them. Hopefully they can build one with stronger CV's or maybe a Honda 420 or 680 rincon shaft would work the same.
The "shaft set" from Honda is just the axle shaft itself and the outboard joint, would still need to get the inner joint to get a complete setup. The sprocket side inner is $170, while the other is $120. After looking at these prices, I hope I never have to replace these parts on either of my 700XX's!