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Old 11-01-2008, 07:28 AM   #1
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Broken Clutch lever, 1300.00 dollar estimate, need advice

i took my bike in cause it had an oil leak...... ive been told its a broken clutch lever.... and that they have to take the motor apart to fix it. They gave me a 1300 dollar estimate. My question is, does this sound like a good price? Anyone here know someone who will do it for less. The thing is, ive took my bike there before, and they do great work.. but i guess im just trying to find a better price.....any advice would be appreciated.....
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:00 AM   #2
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i was told its a broken clutch lever or shift lever... heck, i was so bummed and angry i cant quite remember.. i have the money, i was just curious as if it was an ok deal
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:22 AM   #5
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Why don't you look with Motorcycles Unlimited and/or 2Wheel Toyz. That way you can see if this quote is ok or if they are trying to screw you.
It is always good to know your options.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:03 AM   #6
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Could it be a broken/bent shift fork?
Is it sorta skipping in second gear?
If so, then that's gonna be fairly expensive. However, most shop rates run about $75/hr. Not including parts, $1300 would give them 17 hours to do the job. I would guess a good mechanic should be able to do this in less than that.
You should go see Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited. Those people have a perfect reputation on this forum for being fair, honest and experienced.
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^^yup, if its a shift fork, then they will most likely have to pull the motor and split the case to get into the tranny. That'll be expensive, but since its that much have another mechanic give you an estimate. If its close, go with the shop you feel most comfortable with. Either way, you'll have a little more piece of mind.
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Could it be a broken/bent shift fork?
Is it sorta skipping in second gear?
If so, then that's gonna be fairly expensive. However, most shop rates run about $75/hr. Not including parts, $1300 would give them 17 hours to do the job. I would guess a good mechanic should be able to do this in less than that.
You should go see Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited. Those people have a perfect reputation on this forum for being fair, honest and experienced.
that wouldn't cause an oil leak wich is why he originally took it in from what I can gather.
sounds like the clutch rod seal to me, assuming the bike is running and shifting fine, just losing oil!!
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If they do need to split the case, you're spending all that money on labor.

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that wouldn't cause an oil leak wich is why he originally took it in from what I can gather.
sounds like the clutch rod seal to me, assuming the bike is running and shifting fine, just losing oil!!
You are correct, Sir!
Since it seems he has abandonded this thread for the moment we can but wait, with bated breath, his next post. We can only hope it will enlighten us further.
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If they do need to split the case, you're spending all that money on labor.

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pretty sure they have to split the cases for the output shaft seal but not for the clutch rod seal. could be wrong .
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:49 PM   #16
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id like to see the itemized estimate...as far as whats parts, and what is labor...
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Why don't you just replace the engine? Seems to be cheaper to me? 500-1000 for a good one?
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