Originally Posted by birdman
------------My question is, the bike being brand new and just recently built in the factory, how can it be put back together again where seals and gaskets are replaced under workshop conditions rather than build line conditions where everything is perfectly lined up and sealed? ------------------
Of course it depends on the skill and knowledge of the mechanic assigned to it.
My bike was rebuilt after an accident by a good dealer, when they pulled all the fairings they discovered the frame had the sub frame support tabs broken off, so called the insurance adjuster back expecting the bike to be totalled. The adjuster surprisingly told them to put in a new frame. My bike was stripped down to nothing but the engine and transmission assembly on a jack sitting on the lift, with the rear subframe suspended in air and attached with brake lines and wiring harnesses.
I put just about 100,000 miles on that bike afterward, and it was as good as new. I did find a couple screws that had been put in the wrong places (very minor) over a couple years of working on the bike, but otherwise no one would ever be able to tell it had been disassembled.
Hopefully you get as good a mechanic working on your bike as most of us have when clutches were replaced.
In all actuallity, even though it is a lot of work, there is little that can be done wrong IF the mechanic is decent and they follow the documented service procedures.
The worst thing I have seen from mechanics doing this is using Loctite on the swing arm and final drive pivot parts. Stress to them that you do not want Loctite used there! It causes undue problems for anyone removing these parts later, and is not supposed to be used anyway. The service manuals specify where Loctite is to be used, and it is not called out on these parts. Some mechanics are way too free with their Loctite bottle.