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post #1 of 11 Old Apr 27th, 2020, 8:59 pm Thread Starter
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Transmission slipping in Richmond Va

I have done most of my own service but my clutch is fried any suggestion for a shop around Richmond Va. 2001 k1200lt 39k. What estimate on cost am i looking at thanks for the help
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The parts can cost $900.00 and 16 hours of labor will cost $1,600.00 minimum. Man that’s tough.

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Morton's BMW Fredericksburg did a great job on my clutch and seals.

About $2400.
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I have done most of my own service but my clutch is fried any suggestion for a shop around Richmond Va. 2001 k1200lt 39k. What estimate on cost am i looking at thanks for the help
If you don't do your own wrenching on these older whales, it usually does get quite expensive. It all depends if it's worth it to you or not! When I did my clutch replacement back in 2014 it cost $800+ just in parts. Of course I did have to install the crankshaft seal twice because of damaging the first at installation. Add in some tranny seals, (my original leak problem), and that all equals=holy sh1t!........

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I have done most of my own service but my clutch is fried any suggestion for a shop around Richmond Va. 2001 k1200lt 39k. What estimate on cost am i looking at thanks for the help
Most shop estimates are in the $1,500 to $2,500 range. I thought that was high until I did mine.
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If Warrenton is within range for you, give George a call at Gridlock Motors, formerly Beemers Uber Alles.

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Could be drive shaft issue. They can fail, symptom feels like clutch slippage..
happened to me 2 years ago with 51k on the clock.

Driveshaft is a two piece construction connected by “rubber”. That rubber can deteriorate.

In my case, the clutch was fine, but getting near to end of life.

I told Morton’s to do both jobs since we are already in there AND I was prepping for a major cross country excursion.

$3400 bucks later, all new.

Now have 72k miles on it, runs like a champ

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Could be drive shaft issue. They can fail, symptom feels like clutch slippage..
happened to me 2 years ago with 51k on the clock.

Driveshaft is a two piece construction connected by “rubber”. That rubber can deteriorate.

In my case, the clutch was fine, but getting near to end of life.

I told Morton’s to do both jobs since we are already in there AND I was prepping for a major cross country excursion.

$3400 bucks later, all new.

Now have 72k miles on it, runs like a champ

2009 model, black
Wow, $3,400 is crazy for a clutch and driveshaft.

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Shaft part was $950 price range. I kept the failing shaft, don’t know why other than to assuage some of the emotional pain associated with a near $1k new drive shaft.

Oh ya, in that $3400 total ticket, was replacing transmission seals AND crank main seal. There were no leaks, but some seepage. Made sense to address it all while already in there.
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But it really is kinda crazy when I consider that I recently, in the middle of this quarantine, I added a playmate, buying a 2007 K1200S for 85% of what that single LT rebuild cost me.

But then again, the LT is, IMHO, a fabulous long distance machine.
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