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Old 04-10-2014, 12:07 AM   #1
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Hi....

My wife's R100r mystic needs gearbox work. Rear bearing is notchy as well as a leaking seal.

I have the gearbox out and I'm mechanically savvy, just not gearbox savvy.

I'm looking for someone who has or does rebuild boxes that won't mind me assisting or being told what to do ( me the one being told)

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Old 04-10-2014, 01:49 AM   #2
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Pack it up and send it to Ray Peake in Qld, he can rebuild them with his eyes closed. It takes more than one lesson to learn how to do it properly and even if you are tech savvy things like airhead gear boxes are best left to an expert.

Ray's phone No. 07 5543 5962
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:30 AM   #3
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It takes more than one lesson to learn how to do it properly and even if you are tech savvy things like airhead gear boxes are best left to an expert.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:42 AM   #4
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Doing your first gearbox is pretty intimidating. Nobody here is doubting your mechanical abilities but a gearbox is on another level. There are a few special tools that really do need to be used. Those tools can be made but you need to have facilities to make them as well.

What you might want to do is ask the BMW mechanic that does your box to show you how to do it (offer to pay extra for the time spent), or if they are really busy, ask if you can watch (offer to pay for any extra time it takes to do the job). We used to chase customers out of the work shop but if they were interested enough to ask and offer to pay extra, we would allow it. The thing to remember is, to a shop owner, time is money. He or she may also ask you to sign an insurance waiver.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:23 AM   #5
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Thanks guys,

Pokie that is exactly what I'm after!!

I ll keep looking for a bit before I send it away.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:43 PM   #6
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There are a number of 'special tools' needed to do a gearbox properly. If you only looking at one gearbox then get someone else to do it. If you have a few gearboxes then getting the tools starts to make sense.

Paul Rooney is closer to you, and may do it if you ask nicely (nothing much else on etc.) and he has the tools.
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