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#1000430 - 11/07/17 04:16 PM Re: R 1200RT clutch job bits & pieces [Re: Living the Dream]  
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Originally Posted by Living the Dream
Originally Posted by Dann
Originally Posted by ScottT
I had my clutch replaced two and a half years ago (112k). I decided it was worth it to pay the dealer to do it for me. One of the finest decisions I ever made. I had them replace all all of the parts (except the fly wheel) and I provided the oil-resistant clutch from Beemerboneyard.com. If you're near a decent dealer and have the loot, let them do it.


Total opposite for me.;)

I'm glad I did it myself. I now have a better knowledge of how my bike is put together and saved $2k

YMMV


I don't need to have a better knowledge of how my bike is put together and besides that, my hourly rate of frustration far exceeds the $2k expense wink There's a sign in my garage that reads "Caution: Tool throwing area".
It pays well to know thyself.


Dave
2015 NC700XD
2005 ST1300
2007 R1200RT
Jax, FL
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#1000433 - 11/07/17 04:41 PM Re: R 1200RT clutch job bits & pieces [Re: dduelin]  
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Originally Posted by dduelin
Is there any difference or desirability of gearboxes by year of production run '04 to '09? For fleaBay purposes?



Morning dduelin

Yes, some differences, gear ratios, color, maybe output shaft from 08 up (have to check this to be sure).

Personally I haven't put a used trans in a 1200RT yet but if I did I would probably stay with an RT trans & the use a pre 08 trans on pre 08 bike & use an 08-09 trans in an 08-09 RT bike.


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#1000454 - 11/07/17 08:35 PM Re: R 1200RT clutch job bits & pieces [Re: dirtrider]  
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Thanks DR.


Dave
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Jax, FL
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#1000462 - 11/07/17 11:21 PM Re: R 1200RT clutch job bits & pieces [Re: dirtrider]  
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Originally Posted by dirtrider
Originally Posted by dduelin
Is there any difference or desirability of gearboxes by year of production run '04 to '09? For fleaBay purposes?



Morning dduelin

Yes, some differences, gear ratios, color, maybe output shaft from 08 up (have to check this to be sure).

Personally I haven't put a used trans in a 1200RT yet but if I did I would probably stay with an RT trans & the use a pre 08 trans on pre 08 bike & use an 08-09 trans in an 08-09 RT bike.


Gotta watch the driveshafts as well. While the BMW parts fiche will say the used tranny will fit xx years, they don't point out that the driveshafts are slightly different.

When I had my tranny replaced (long story), I got a used tranny, emailed BMW to see if it would fit (no real help), emailed a couple of other dealerships besides the one doing the work.

All the dealerships stated, yes, the tranny will fit.....so, the tranny got put in,....but, the driveshaft diameter, or something, was off. I can't remember if it was a diameter or length thing. Either way, at 75k, I dropped an 18k tranny and 50k driveshaft in my bike,....that after a tranny rebuild that only lasted a bit over a year, which was completely out of the independent shops warranty.

The used tranny was right at $600, the driveshaft I believe was $200ish and the labor was $1300-1500(can't really remember),......shoulda just replaced the tranny from the get go.


Richard
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#1000491 - 11/08/17 02:27 AM Re: R 1200RT clutch job bits & pieces [Re: dduelin]  
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It pays well to know thyself.


I agree with those words of wisdom thumbsup


Daniel

If you can park it, and not turn around to admire it before walking away, you bought the wrong one.
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R1200RT 2007
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