Advice needed re: R1100RT purchase

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DiabloADV, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    I'm going to look at a R1100RT-Police that the seller says needs a clutch. I've put clutches in airheads, but not these newfangled bikes. Is this a straightforward DIY thing, or am I about to bite off more than I can chew? On a scale of 1-10, my mechanics skills are a solid 4-minus, but I'm pretty game to try things.

    Also...what might I be looking at in parts cost for this job (I assume, besides clutch, I would do the rear seal and other maintenance while I'm in there...?)

    Any other tips greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  2. lkchris

    lkchris Albuquerque

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    No frame on this bike, so you'll have to hang the parts from the rafters after you break the bike in half. Or some jacks, etc. Wouldn't think it's a one-man job.
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  3. RAL88

    RAL88 Marineboy

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    I had a 96 R1100RT that had a cracked intermediate shaft that I had to replace. You can do it one person it just takes a little longer but nothing is really heavy. Your right about looking at replacing the rear engine output seal and the seals on the shafts on the transmission while in there.
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  4. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    If you want to replace input shaft and tranny seals and full clutch assembly you are looking at $1000 for parts. You can half that if no shaft and only main seal.

    10 hours in and out + all the running around you'll do and parts chasing.

    Looks horrible midway, like you've been in a train wreck.

    You'll be a 7+ when you are done!
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  5. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    Does the whole input shaft need to be replaced on these? How often?
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