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Old 05-19-2012, 10:34 AM   #49
Lensgrinder
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Location: San Marcos, California
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Originally Posted by S-curvy View Post
Jdub, that is an excellent contribution to the collection. My '05 GS has 16K on the clock and has been leaking erl from the front tranny seal for the last 3K miles. Considering the $1,000 ++ repair quotes I've gotten so far, and the fact that I'm not working much right now, it appears I've got a leetle project staring me in the face. Is this a common leak story? I'll probably go ahead and replace the clutch w/ a Kevlar unit as well -- Any thoughts on these?

I know it's a ballsy proposition, but what's the consensus on solving that persnickety wiring harness exercise by simply splicing in a Molex type (or other appropriate) quick-connect up near the gas tank, as Jdub mentioned? While this does introduce a man-made break in the conductors, BMW and all other mfrs use quick-connects all over the place on the cars, trucks, and motos.

Nice thread jdub, I printed it out and started a notebook.

The only thing that confused me was step 17, maybe a better location discription would be next to the transmission drain plug facing forward. removing it toward the rear of the bike.

I also just removed the nut that holds the gear shift linkage together, didn't remove it from the gear shift shaft.

I also thought about a connector to unplug in order to separate the rear subframe, but there were about twenty wires of different sizes so I just removed the fender liner, it wasn't too bad.
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