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I remember seeing a pic of a socket with the side wall ground out for tightening the swing arm pivot nuts. A search came up empty. Anybody seen or have this pic? If not, any know the size of that socket (30mm or 31mm I think)? Thanks.
 

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thanks Brent, that's the pic.
Quick update on my slave replacement. I waited 6 weeks for the new felt ring and the slave gasket, WTF. The slave was here in two days. Why not sell the thing as a kit, as I see no reason to reuse a soiled gasket and felt?
 

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It is 30mm or 1 3/16" The size is almost identical (I've even seen one socket marked with both sizes).

I've thought about buying a bunch of sockets and machining a nice clean hole in the side for the allen wrench and then selling them to try to help pay for my hobby. I was thinking I would charge half of what BMW charges for the tool but don't know what they charge? Any interest? I have two sockets that I could modify and ship w/in a day right now if anyone needs one.

If this is too commercial for here I apologize and will delete it. I try to make a little money in the shop along the way while always offering things well below market rate.

Thanks,
Jerry
 

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If this is too commercial for here I apologize and will delete it. I try to make a little money in the shop along the way while always offering things well below market rate.

Thanks,
Jerry
Jerry, if you're drumming up a concept, no issue. If it turns out that there's enough interest on a continuing basis, they, yeah, head for the vendors forum and work it there. It's fine here as-is.



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The slave cylinder I got had a paper gasket with it. The original install did not have a gasket. The felt is a separate part number. Sounds odd the way you describe it for sure.

Does anyone know if the felt requires some kind of grease or lube?

Brent's comments have been very helpful.
 

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Push Rod Felt

..is designed to prevent the migration of debre and contaminates along the push rod(an update-with a groove cut)from reaching the clutch plate.

Why do I know this..'cause mine was recently done.......................
 

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..is designed to prevent the migration of debre and contaminates along the push rod(an update-with a groove cut)from reaching the clutch plate.
My guess would have been the opposite, that the felt prevents debris (clutch dust) from reaching the clutch slave cylinder, which may contribute to its failure??
 

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I don't know what pricing you are considering, but I know it took me about 30 minutes with a grinder to cut the hole in a 17 dollar socket. If you don't have the grinder, goggles, vise, room, etc. it is definitely worthwhile to be able to buy one. It is kind of a showstopper without it, for this and other jobs.

Seems obvious that, as more of these bikes age, there will be more need for these repairs.
 

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Push Rod Felt

"My guess would have been the opposite, that the felt prevents debris (clutch dust) from reaching the clutch slave cylinder, which may contribute to its failure??"

You are correct..I meant contamination to the slave cylinder.. I could see the rod full of grit traveling towards the original slave cylinder and it was showing signs of failure.

Also as a side note...suggest replacing the pivot bearings and races if you have the swing arm off as well..seems this was discribed as a possible 'weak link' as well..just a little preventive mx now may save you in the long run
 

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I don't know what pricing you are considering, but I know it took me about 30 minutes with a grinder to cut the hole in a 17 dollar socket. If you don't have the grinder, goggles, vise, room, etc. it is definitely worthwhile to be able to buy one. It is kind of a showstopper without it, for this and other jobs.

Seems obvious that, as more of these bikes age, there will be more need for these repairs.

I can get the sockets cheaper if I order them online. I plan to machine a nice neat hole in the side with a milling machine. I think I can sell them for about $20 each. Any idea what BMW charges for this tool? --Jerry
 
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