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post #1 of 9 Old Dec 12th, 2007, 8:21 pm Thread Starter
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Unhappy Clutch Replacement

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have been on the forum for a little while but have had my LT EX since new in Feb 2004. Just had it's 40k service and mechanic confirmed that the clutch was definitely in it's way out. About $1800 for dealer to replace (ouch), I have changed several on my '89 K100LT so do have the ability to do this myself.

Anyway main question is has anyone else had to replace the clutch(friction plate etc.) at low Km's and how much just for the parts.


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post #2 of 9 Old Dec 12th, 2007, 8:27 pm
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Hi all,

have been on the forum for a little while but have had my LT EX since new in Feb 2004. Just had it's 40k service and mechanic confirmed that the clutch was definitely in it's way out. About $1800 for dealer to replace (ouch), I have changed several on my '89 K100LT so do have the ability to do this myself.

Anyway main question is has anyone else had to replace the clutch(friction plate etc.) at low Km's and how much just for the parts.


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Brett - post number 3 in this thread has a parts and price listing by Mike Trevelino. I don't know Aussie/US money conversion, butt at least it's a start for ya. BTW - that thread is among the four or five 'similar threads' listed below your post, near the bottom of the page. Good luck.
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hi ya brett
I will have to do mine in the new year its starting to slip, have asked for a quote from online in albury, but they never got back so I guess they are to busy to respond, I'll give a ring tomorrow and stir em up a bit

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G'day Brett and welcome to the forum.

I am looking at replacing my clutch soon ('04 K1200LT). It's just starting to slip at less than 20k kms. I have done a bit of a ring around with some of the BM parts mobs in Sydney and Melbourne. Looking at roughly $800 for the bits to do a clutch replacement. I've been quoted at least 10 hours to do the job at $99 / hour, so guess who's doing his clutch at home.

Enjoy your stay here at the forum, lots of very knowledgeable people that will bend over backwards to help. If there has been a problem on the LT's, someone will have found an answer for it.

Ride safe mate

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Sad to hear more clutch woes, guys.
Dealer replaced mine at 16,000kms (warranty), completely worn out, so I changed the riding style a bit and (fingers crossed) so far have about 20k on the new one.
Sounds like by the time this one goes, there be enough of you schooled in changing out the clutch to give an old mate a hand, eh!

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Thanks for the replies and the leads, now just have to get the parts and clear some space in the garage for the strip down.

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No worries Chris, I'm going to keep going with mine until she fails to proceed. I am hopeful of a bonus in the new year so have been doing preliminary discussions with SWMBO, trying to set some of the money aside to purchase the bits I need so if and when it finally happens, at least I have the bits ready to install.

Experience is a hard teacher, thank goodness for the HoW here.

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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.

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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.

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Evening Gary,
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????

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