Originally posted by Brickhead
I put my '85 K100RS into the shop for a full service, new tire, splines, and brake rebuild...Since the bike is getting up there in miles (60K), they found some other stuff, including swingarm bearings, that need to be replaced - and they also mentioned that the clutch feels like it's within a few thousand miles of needing to be replaced as well...But I declined, due to lack of funds to pay the additional 500 bucks to replace it...
Ideally, I would have liked to get it over with while the entire back end of the bike is still apart, to save on labor, but I just can't afford it right now - and the labor charge seems high, considering the swingarm job leaves the transmission housing sitting pretty for removal/reinstallation...But I have no knowlege with which to justify second-guessing the shop, and they have been treating me very well.
Here are my questions:
1. -What is the worst thing that can happen if they are right about the clutch? I don't want to carry on with a condition that could be dangerous
2. -Is this procedure as difficult and time-consuming as Clymer's makes it out to be, or is there a how-to that simpifies it a little?
3. -Has anyone ever had the clutch replaced on their pre-mid-nineties K-100 or K75?
4. -Optional: any moral support that the longtime K owners can give would be much appreciated. I bought this bike last summer and I love it, but I'll feel a lot better taking a big hit on this service if I can be confident it will be the last of its kind for quite a while.