well there you go, those are details i've never even heard of though i' guess its somewhat logical.
the thing is im' looking at 61k kms and i'm sure there will be parts worn etc which should be replaced.
wanted a little insight to see what i'm getting into. Of course it would involve getting OEM parts
which I dont know if i can supply directly, i can feel 2nd gear will likely have some damage to it.
also in terms of ceramic bearings is this something that can be taken care of while they do the work?
or are the bearings on a different shaft and something i would have to do at the shop regardless?
i like to be prepared when taking on this type of work as once the gearbox is sent all i've got is an
engine that needs bot be put back together. I dont like to bite off more than i can chew with these things
but i also dont want my gearbox to be sitting on a shops bench for 3 months waiting on parts, etc.
i guess mechanic shops dont like to communicate with owners, thats something i did not expect.
I mean if i'm contacting an EXPERT shop its because I would like to have this done right. So you're
saying i need to figure out the details from a bike forum and hope my particular gearbox doesnt
need major work? im' in Canada, this complicates things further as you are aware.
completely unrelated here but my father recently went through a shitty experience with a shop
down in California. We (which means me!) were aware his Honda ECU may not be as easy to just
send in and get re-flashed and bob's your uncle. When i tried to send them details they did not
seem to think it was important. They literally said just send it to us and we will take care of it,
you'll have it back in 3 days. I doubted that very much but dad was taking a trip to the area
anyway so he took his ecu in personally. The dude apparently put it on a shelf and did not even
bother calling back within 72 hours.. I was 100% correct and they were not able to carry out the
work, it should have been sent to the main shop down in LA for them to look at. Dad almost
left it with them to take care of but suddenly this meant he extra time, shipping charges and he
would be flying back with no ecu and we had no clue how long it would take after, nor if they
could do the work period.
alas, a complete waste of fvcking time. the ecu work never got done and dad came home with
his stock ecu.. we tried to tune it without but its obvious we will have to bite the bullet and have
to send it in anyway. its now a fvcking year later.. that pisses me off to no end. shady work
and shady business goes hand in hand. Others often chime in way after the fact with an "i told you so",
probably should have called them ahead of time and gotten things straight.. Well in this case I tried
for fvck sakes, even sent pictures and details over email at least a month ahead! meant nothing to them.
the last thing i need is for a shop to turn around once my shit is on the bench and tell me
oh, you've got an 09 R!.. ohh no we are going to need this, that or whatever before we even touch it.
i know the deal, busy shops get a pass because they're busy. and maybe its all good and nothing will
come of it, but i know for a fact the 09 R1 had some parts that would rub over time and require
replacement. It would be nice to get an idea from the shop thats going to do the work.
Mongoose machining had absolutely no problem with me walking in off the street and answering
my questions, i knew what the costs would be way ahead of time and when they recommended
i do this or that on top i was fine with it! they were very straight with me and i'm happy with the
results. I would not hesitate to recommend.
with this gearbox work though, its like pulling fvcking teeth. is it some dark voodoo magic?