Parts wise it is not a big deal in cost although I guess that depends on ones perception.
Tires gonna be your biggest expense. Seriously, you can not go speed on 7 year old rubber.
On the seals yes it is a pretty big deal. I watched one go on the hook for that and much more.
I would say 2 good weekends would get it done with out dusk to dawn hours. and no burn out, I am allowing my self that for slave and both shocks, and other odds and ends. But I will putt around at night also.
There is a tool and dimensions of one to set the rear main seal 1.5 in another thread along with the procedures in another, you might want to do a file, save as, when you find the weep hole slave procedure. BMW tools I think someone said is 50.00. 30MM modified socket I have and for sure you can use.
The rest is 4 qt oil, tranny/FD 2 qt, gallon coolant, gallon distilled water to mix, fuel filter, air filter, oil filter, brake fluid, crush washers, 4 plugs, the seals, maybe metal quick disconnects, probably Moly Lube, maybe a new 19.00 radiator cap, Dieletric grease for EVERY connetion, and not sure what else. Cant be more then 3-400 bucks in parts, maybe five with fuel QD.
I know it sounds daunting, but TupperWare, then rear tire, FD, and then you get to the meat of it pretty quick.
I only have a carport so I need good weather to work, and I got a bunch to do, and drilling a slave hole is on my list. And it is on 07! I would rather drill it, and save my clutch so at least when it does happen, I can maybe limp off the road, and they wont have to go digging around in my clutch. Preemptive Strike
I would see what NADA or whoever says it's worth, see what he thinks the dealer is going to give him on a trade, and see if you want it.
Again IMHO only the maintenance items would be a must do for me to ride the bike and feel comfortable. However you said you are going to travel this summer and if it was me, I would want to drill the slave before I traveled and if I was that far, the seals would be done too.
At least the worse that could happen to you then, is your FD could fail
Thing that would piss me off is a dealer is just going to maybe change the oils, shine it up, and sell it to the next person without doing what needs done to it, to preserve it, and get it back on maintenance, and suck a poor person to death on it as they go.
BTW where are you located from me?
Originally Posted by jdsd-tourteam
See... I have a H.I.D low-beam kit and a tank bag - both still in their unopened shipping boxes... and I need a LT to go with them!
Replacing all those seals... yikes! I wonder how much that would cost in parts?
If I need minimum "special BMW tools", I would consider it. I am no stranger to wrenching and I do have a garage. It would be an excellent way to learn how the bike ticks - which I do want to know if possible before a long journey (next summer).
And it needs a new windshield!
I am not sure what would be a good deal.