While you are in there ...............
I got bitten by that when I chewed up a flywheel and starter pumping floodwater out of a drowned R1150R. Because it was mostly an insurance job to tear out the flywheel, it was recommended that I replace the clutch (even though it was good) and the gearbox bearings (even though they were good) and probably some other stuff. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but a specialist was doing the work at the time and my insurer was covering most of the costs.
I should have saved my money. It was a silly thing to do (and pay for) when the removed parts had a LOT of life left. Be very wary of doing the extra stuff unless YOU really think it needs it, or there is hard evidence that is near to worn-out. Most of the 'extras' can be dealt with another day.
Likewise with the box. You either accept what's been told to you and fit it as-is, or walk away from it. Any decent guy would offer some form of guarantee that it is good. If it fails first ride, send it back. That sort of thing. If you ask for that type of 'gentleman's agreement', the seller will usually either not sell because it's suspect, or happily agree to do a deal based on his knowledge that it is actually good. Yes - There is a risk. Yes, it is buyer beware. But ........................... Better than taking a used box and having Step 1 - Strip and inspect and replace!
Your call, and that's all just a personal opinion based on my recent purchases of a second-hand rear drive and drive-shaft, plus a lot of other stuff for different bikes in the past.
2002 R1150GS Adventure
IBA # 39193
MIXR screwed with this post 08-12-2012 at 03:50 PM