Thought I would start my own thread for my Clutch job that I'm finally digging into. My 2005 LT with 36K started slipping on May 2.
Dealer quoted ~$2200 for it and now that I'm most of the way in (I think) I'm seriously thinking it might have been worth it. But, what is done is done. What really got me was that they quoted me a price then said it would be an additional $350 to do the Slave. Huh? The entire transmission is out and its laying right there? Bolt it in and bleed it! Anyway, that one thing is what really got me turning the wrenches.
My parts list so far is up over $1000. I'm doing the engine and trans seals along with the slave and clutch parts. No reason to leave any of them original if I'm in this far. I think that is the consensus I've read as well.
Here is the bike in the Condor Chock before work started:
Yes the garage is crowded, get over it.
Here it is now stripped and supported:
One thing I did that was not per the instructions was remove the final drive assembly along with the cross bar in one piece. Not sure if I'll be able to reinstall like this but it kept me from breaking apart the pivot bearings and boot.
The slave was fine. No detectable leakage but the hose leading to it look bad and sounded worse when I moved it. I am going to replace it:
I'm currently ready (I think) to separate the transmission. It is only coming down as far as shown in this pic:
Can't find anything else it's hitting so I'm going to try an unbolt from here. If there are any suggestions or comments thus far I've got the computer in the garage and I'm checking regularly. If it should be dropping farther, let me know what I should check. I think I've followed all the steps I've read here plus the Clymer and BMW CD.
Many thanks to previous contributors for all the advice and guidance.