Originally Posted by larrikin
Had to do mine last year, most places didn't want to touch the job. It was eventually done at Motohansa at Rydalmere, cost $1,700 including labour, and it took them 2 weeks to do. Parts alone were quoted at $700 plus.
When you look through the workshop manual, it is a very large job, and require sa lot of specialist equipment.
Dunno what all you budding Casey Stoners are doing riding an LT...hehehheeh Berylbeemer has 161,600kms on the clock and still on the original clutch. City CBD congo line every day (twice, once in and once out)....Any other rides (apart from going to tennis, now only once a week, for the last 16 months, cos this work thingy is interfering...) is always two up....and yep a good mate of mine calls Beryl "Miss Daisy"....but we are still plodding along nicely...
Interested to here that others were not too keen to do the job....I have nothing but good stuff whenever dealing with Procycles at Hornsby. There's plenty of good in depth knowledge from the USA guys (Dave Shealey an Co) who have done this job "just cos they can" almost..and now that SWMO has got rid of the written off car in the garage that's been there for the last 6 (??) years...nah...must be longer than that cos I have never been able to put Beryl up on the centre stand in the garage until the car went...anyway..another story...
which reminds me of my centre stand which broke last Friday. The support bar in the middle broke just a wee bit in from the weld on the LHS. Wondered why I almost tipped Beryl over onto the left as I rocked her off the stand. See from the CD manual that unable to grease the centre stand unless it is removed...huh? ok...which is probably why it was a bit stiff, and needed a heel up to the proper placement when not needed.
The two screws holding the centre stand are locktited on with that hot gun requirement for removal stuff. You ever tried to get the LHS screw removed when it is leaned over on the prop stand...hmmmmmm not happy Jan.
Zipped up to Procycles Wed morning 07:30, left Beryl there for the day, had a loaner Suzuki 500 (cough cough), went to work, zipped back for closing at 17:15. $65 to remove the stand, reweld/paint, and replace. Also requested they not use that locktite stuff when reassembling....just in case I have to fit a new stand. Good value I thought, then I went and spent $158 on plugs, fuel, and oil filters..doh! Looks like I'll be having a zipp the fuel cell off weekend again sometime coming.
swings and roundabouts????