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    Final Drive Rebuild

    Looking for recommendations for a reputable shop to rebuild the final drive from my 2008 K1200GT? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrsndman View Post
    Looking for recommendations for a reputable shop to rebuild the final drive from my 2008 K1200GT? Thanks.
    Youre in PA, so Id recommend Tom Cutter at Rubber Chicken Racing Garage in Yardley, PA. Ive had him do two FDs and a transmission over the years and have always been satisfied with the work. http://rubberchickenracinggarage.com/

    Another option would be Anton Largiader at Virginia Motorrad Werkstatt, http://www.largiader.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Youre in PA, so Id recommend Tom Cutter at Rubber Chicken Racing Garage in Yardley, PA. Ive had him do two FDs and a transmission over the years and have always been satisfied with the work. http://rubberchickenracinggarage.com/

    Another option would be Anton Largiader at Virginia Motorrad Werkstatt, http://www.largiader.com/

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    I will second both of those recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    You’re in PA, so I’d recommend Tom Cutter at Rubber Chicken Racing Garage in Yardley, PA. I’ve had him do two FDs and a transmission over the years and have always been satisfied with the work. http://rubberchickenracinggarage.com/

    Another option would be Anton Largiader at Virginia Motorrad Werkstatt, http://www.largiader.com/

    Best,
    DeVern

    I wish Tom Cutter was an option as I live 25 minutes from him. He had my drive for the last 4 years and had yet to rebuild it so I picked it up today and am looking for another option. Thanks for the recommendations.
    Last edited by jrsndman; 09-12-2022 at 11:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrsndman View Post
    I wish Tom Cutter was an option as I live 25 minutes from him. He had my drive for the last 4 years and had yet to rebuild it so I picked it up today an am looking for another option. Thanks for the recommendations.
    4 years? Did you communicate with him in that 4 years? Did he reach out to you in those 4 years?

    That's a very long time to service a drive. His reputation suffers with your post. I'm glad you mentioned it, he's off the list of potential drive rebuilders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie0486 View Post
    4 years? Did you communicate with him in that 4 years? Did he reach out to you in those 4 years?

    That's a very long time to service a drive. His reputation suffers with your post. I'm glad you mentioned it, he's off the list of potential drive rebuilders.

    Yes, I did communicate with him periodically over the 4 years. No, he didn't reach out to me at all. I had to initiate all communication.
    Tom has suffered some health issues and isn't able to work in his shop as of now. I left the drive with him in hopes that he'd get back to work and repair it but, I simply can't wait any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrsndman View Post
    Yes, I did communicate with him periodically over the 4 years. No, he didn't reach out to me at all. I had to initiate all communication.
    Tom has suffered some health issues and isn't able to work in his shop as of now. I left the drive with him in hopes that he'd get back to work and repair it but, I simply can't wait any longer.
    Lets hope his health improves and he can continue to rebuild drives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie0486 View Post
    Lets hope his health improves and he can continue to rebuild drives.

    Absolutely!

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    It always saddens me when I hear that someone has retracted for the motorcycle world, something they've loved, because of health issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiofun1 View Post
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