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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    I've never had better luck with a mechanical failure! It occurs in my garage... I have a 2nd bike... I don't have to pay the dealer's price for the part...

    Now if only my mechanic will say "Gee - I should have replaced that when I replaced your clutch 5000 miles ago - this one's on me!".
    I had one fail on a road trip. I rode 600 or so miles in a day with zero clutch, and got it fixed at my next stop, that was Denver. I will admit I looked pretty silly pulling into gas stops on my beautiful fully packed BMW wearing a full BMW Rally II suit and bouncing to a stop each time. People would look at me like "Daymn, that guy can't ride a lick". I would say, "If you liked that, wait until I leave, it gets even better"

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    Now if only my mechanic will say "Gee - I should have replaced that when I replaced your clutch 5000 miles ago - this one's on me!".
    I don't think that's a reasonable expectation. There would be no reason to replace the slave cylinder at the same time you replace the clutch. They are completely separate items. Your slave cylinder failure is in no way related to your clutch issue. It's just bad timing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimMoore View Post
    There would be no reason to replace the slave cylinder at the same time you replace the clutch. It's just bad timing.
    Actually it the bearing should be lubed periodically IMO.
    My (original) slave has 238,000 km on it and has been lubed on 3 occasions.
    I use good quality hight temp wheel bearing grease and apply with a Q tip.
    These bearings don't come with enough grease new as the picture below shows. Notice the dry balls. I have replaced a few on clients bikes now and found minimal grease in each case on new OE slaves.
    It looks like like an automated greasing system which is not set correctly.
    Spin the bearing working extra grease in with the pushrod as a tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSAddict View Post
    Actually it the bearing should be lubed periodically IMO.
    My (original) slave has 238,000 km on it and has been lubed on 3 occasions.
    I use good quality hight temp wheel bearing grease and apply with a Q tip.
    These bearings don't come with enough grease new as the picture below shows. Notice the dry balls. I have replaced a few on clients bikes now and found minimal grease in each case on new OE slaves.
    It looks like like an automated greasing system which is not set correctly.
    Spin the bearing working extra grease in with the pushrod as a tool.

    Nice pics!

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    Thought I'd give you guys an update...

    I ordered the part through beemerboneyard.com - $50 cheaper than through the stealership. Part arrived today. Bike also needs a new rear tire, so it's a no-brainer to have my wrench do both at the same time. Mechanic has estimated it'll cost me $250 to have him replace my rear tire and install the new clutch slave cylinder - plus an additional $250 for the new rear tire. As soon as I've saved up $500, I can think about getting the RTP back on the road again!

    I've gotta admit - having the '12 GSA a a 'back-up' bike is a nice luxury!
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    2002 R1150RT-P
    1992 K75S sold

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    Good for you!
    Just don't call it a "Stealership" they have overhead costs that wrecking yards don't even dream of........
    Aftermarket is always going to be cheaper. Slagging a Dealer is not cool IMO.
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    The BeemerBoneyard part isn't used - it's a brand-new OEM part.

    The stealership still gets plenty of money from me - my wrench buys his parts and supplies from them, and I buy my own parts and supplies from them - and then there's the $27k I spent at the same stealership a year ago for the GSA - so it's not like I'm unfairly withholding my money from them

    Just found an extra $600 on my paycheck today, thanks to a retroactive COLA I wasn't expecting/had forgotten about. I think it's time to move up the service date for the RTP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    The BeemerBoneyard part isn't used - it's a brand-new OEM part.
    I never said it was used, I buy from them too.
    Bottom line is they are a wrecking yard with much lower overhead.
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    Clutch slave cylinder has been replaced - along with both tires! Nice to have the girl back!
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    2002 R1150RT-P
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