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#4881 Unread post by sapaul » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:23 am

took the gs for a service and a clutch
I spent my therapy money an a K1200S
The therapy worked, I got a GS now
A touch of insanity crept back in the shape of an R1200R

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#4882 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:05 pm

took my motorcycle in for the needed 14,000 mile tune up.

500$ labor. hopefully no parts needed to be replaced.

i don't use her much nowadays but i still want her in tip top shape.
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#4883 Unread post by HYPERR » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:25 pm

sapaul wrote:took the gs for a service and a clutch
For a clutch on the GS? It must be quite expensive labor wise to have a clutch done by a shop on an Oilhead. :shock:
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#4884 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:00 pm

I bought a 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 motorcycle.
moto_guzzi_v7_stone_girl_13.jpg
(wish I could say that everyday!)
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#4885 Unread post by HYPERR » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:01 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:I bought a 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 motorcycle.
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#4886 Unread post by High_Side » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:07 pm

Way to go Mikey! Now did you get the aftermarket exhausts? The Crazy Frog Helmet and goggles?

Congrats bud - that's a beautiful ride. :righton:

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#4887 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:13 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:I bought a 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 motorcycle.
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(wish I could say that everyday!)
Did it come with the girl? As you already have one, feel free to send the Guzzi supplied one to me.




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#4888 Unread post by pchast » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:45 pm

Nice!
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#4889 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:35 pm

i achieved my 1st year of cycling goal after the night ride tonight...

4000 miles in my 1st year of cycling.

my other goal was century ride (100 mile ride) but i already did that last february.

i feel accomplished. ^_^
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#4890 Unread post by sapaul » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:16 am

Congrats Mike, welcome to the world of twins, yours has a touch of class to go with.
I spent my therapy money an a K1200S
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A touch of insanity crept back in the shape of an R1200R

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#4891 Unread post by sapaul » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:18 am

HYPERR wrote:
sapaul wrote:took the gs for a service and a clutch
For a clutch on the GS? It must be quite expensive labor wise to have a clutch done by a shop on an Oilhead. :shock:
Rand dollar exch is around 8.60 to 1 today

Clutch and 80 000 service, was quoted 13 000 Rand =1511 dollars :frusty:
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#4892 Unread post by High_Side » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:54 am

sapaul wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
sapaul wrote:took the gs for a service and a clutch
For a clutch on the GS? It must be quite expensive labor wise to have a clutch done by a shop on an Oilhead. :shock:
Rand dollar exch is around 8.60 to 1 today

Clutch and 80 000 service, was quoted 13 000 Rand =1511 dollars :frusty:
Wow!

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#4893 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:44 am

Wow... For that I'd not only do your full service and replace your clutch, I'd lick the bugs off of the front of the bike as well!
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#4894 Unread post by storysunfolding » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:10 am

I'm blown away. I had my motor completely dismantled, powdercoated and rebuilt with all new seals for $1200 USD... they replaced the clutch while they were in there....
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#4895 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:58 am

Wow, that is a crazy amount! But different countries do have different pricing... did you shop around at all? Can you find a "backyard mechanic" to do it?

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#4896 Unread post by HYPERR » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:19 pm

Actually that sounds about right for clutch replacement in an Oilhead. I would've guessed a dealer would charge about $500 in parts and about 10 hours of labor.
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#4897 Unread post by jstark47 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:56 pm

HYPERR wrote:Actually that sounds about right for clutch replacement in an Oilhead. I would've guessed a dealer would charge about $500 in parts and about 10 hours of labor.
I've seen a R1200C pulled apart for work on the clutch or trans. The whole bike was bisected- literally. Everything from the engine back was pulled off.
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#4898 Unread post by HYPERR » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:08 pm

jstark47 wrote:
HYPERR wrote:Actually that sounds about right for clutch replacement in an Oilhead. I would've guessed a dealer would charge about $500 in parts and about 10 hours of labor.
I've seen a R1200C pulled apart for work on the clutch or trans. The whole bike was bisected- literally. Everything from the engine back was pulled off.
Yep, many riders of other brands are not aware that the Oilhead has a completely separate automotive type tranny with bellhousing, and the entire tranny and everything behind it (driveshaft, etc) has to come off to gain access to the clutch.
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#4899 Unread post by storysunfolding » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:26 pm

Yep, wasn't aware. Sounds intense.
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#4900 Unread post by HYPERR » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:30 pm

storysunfolding wrote:Yep, wasn't aware. Sounds intense.
Just noticed the S1KRR on your sidebar. :shock: When did you get that? :kicking:
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