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post #1 of 10 Old Jan 4th, 2014, 5:09 am Thread Starter
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BMW K1200LT clutch job $$?

I'm looking at a used K1200LT. Actually haven't even laid eyes on it yet. Just found it on Craigslist. Owner says the bike will need a clutch job soon. We have a BMW bike dealership and a very reputable indy shop locally. Two questions...

Approximately what should I expect to pay for a clutch job on this bike?

I am a very competent mechanic. Aircraft mechanic by trade. I am also reasonably familiar with bikes Is this a job I could tackle with a good manual or should I leave the first one to the pros?

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post #2 of 10 Old Jan 4th, 2014, 7:08 am
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If you r mechanical u can do it. Invest in a lift. I have been as far as replacing the slave cylinder. You will need some special tools. A fellow site member was kind enough to lend me what I needed. I was prepared to replace the clutch if needed. As i buy and sell LTs for a hobby and my advice would be to either plan on doing the work yourself. If u buy a bike needing a clutch you should hold out for a fantastic deal as the bike will be very hard to sell. If you have a shop do it it will run $1500 to $2000. I don't know what year bike it is but I wouldn't buy anything older than 2005 because major changes took place in 05. From 05 to 09 the bikes are the same, with color choice being the difference. Anyway, good luck on your endeavor.
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Welcome, Ellis.

An LT clutch can be done by a competent home mechanic, although it does require removing the final drive, swingarm, and transmission, so it is a pretty big job. There are good manuals available, and helpful folks here willing to walk you through the process.

But you'll find more detailed help by posting in the K1200LT specific forum, which can be found by clicking here.

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Isn't this in the wrong section????
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If you r mechanical u can do it. Invest in a lift. I have been as far as replacing the slave cylinder. You will need some special tools. A fellow site member was kind enough to lend me what I needed. I was prepared to replace the clutch if needed. As i buy and sell LTs for a hobby and my advice would be to either plan on doing the work yourself. If u buy a bike needing a clutch you should hold out for a fantastic deal as the bike will be very hard to sell. If you have a shop do it it will run $1500 to $2000. I don't know what year bike it is but I wouldn't buy anything older than 2005 because major changes took place in 05. From 05 to 09 the bikes are the same, with color choice being the difference. Anyway, good luck on your endeavor.
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Welcome, Ellis.

An LT clutch can be done by a competent home mechanic, although it does require removing the final drive, swingarm, and transmission, so it is a pretty big job. There are good manuals available, and helpful folks here willing to walk you through the process.

But you'll find more detailed help by posting in the K1200LT specific forum, which can be found by clicking here.
i much appreciates to the responses of you both and i am not a mechanic and you are right major changes took place in 05. From 05 to 09 the bikes are the same, with color choice being the difference. but dear this bike was gifted from my father so i don't wanna sell this bike and i don't wanna sell it's parts but if you know from where can i get it's damege parts so tell me pleas
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I'm looking at a used K1200LT. Actually haven't even laid eyes on it yet. Just found it on Craigslist. Owner says the bike will need a clutch job soon.
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...this bike was gifted from my father...
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I am a very competent mechanic. Aircraft mechanic by trade. I am also reasonably familiar with bikes
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i am not a mechanic
Now which is it?

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Re: BMW K1200LT clutch job $$?

At the risk of getting my face beat in.......... I can't imagine a good A&P mechanic not being able to install an LT clutch. About $2000.00 at the dealership. About $500.00 in parts to do it yourself.


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Re: BMW K1200LT clutch job $$?

Maybe he is a Nigerian prince with a offer we can't refuse. Sounds like a scammer but what is the scam.
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Now which is it?
I was puzzled by that too, but these apparent disparities can be easily explained -
  • Point 1 - He saw the bike on Craigslist and talked about it with his father. Good old dad says what the hell and ups and buys the bike for him.
  • Point 2 - It's a well known fact that "competant mechanics" are extremely shy and don't like getting any kind of praise to the point that they will say if asked "I'm not a mechanic". But then they'll proceed to tear stuff down and put it back together like it's nobodys business.


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I like my idea of a Nigerian prince with a special offer of some sort.... Strange they never came back.
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