Splitting Cases'??

3 replies to this topic
  • Sparky_So_Cal

Posted April 14, 2004 - 09:37 AM


How much would I expect to pay if I had a mechanic to this to replace a gear? Looking for approx labor costs.

  • Chris_in_the_Mojave

Posted April 14, 2004 - 10:11 AM


Engine in the bike or clean stipped engine ready to be worked on? :)

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  • TonyDeCoster

Posted April 14, 2004 - 12:10 PM


Engine in the frame- about 8-10 hours + -
Engine out of frame- about 4-6 hours + -
Labor rates are in the $70/hr range

  • trailriderjoe

Posted April 14, 2004 - 02:35 PM


What bike, what gear? how bad was the failure. Be prepared. I only chipped two teeth off fouth gear set, and ended up putting three gears in ($40 each) and both pumps ($110 set). The effort to pull the motor and reinstall is worth the knowledge gained unless you're absolutely not mechanically inclined (no insult meant)

I've done a few bikes (splitting the cases) and yes the YZF is an intimidating one, only becasue of the oiling system and the cams, the rest is just like a two-smoker. But looking back at it now, it was well worth it!!!

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