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    Gearbox Overhaulers

    I want to get my g/box overhauled this winter and get the short 1st gear/long 5th gear mod done at the same time. Can anyone recommend a good source? The local companies are a bit expensive but I don't have the overseas postage problem, UK overhaulers are cheaper. Eitherway I'd prefer to use a Tosser pre-approved source. I'd do it myself but I have no time available. Does having the taller 5th gear make a big difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvester View Post
    I want to get my g/box overhauled this winter and get the short 1st gear/long 5th gear mod done at the same time. Can anyone recommend a good source? The local companies are a bit expensive but I don't have the overseas postage problem, UK overhaulers are cheaper. Eitherway I'd prefer to use a Tosser pre-approved source. I'd do it myself but I have no time available. Does having the taller 5th gear make a big difference?
    I saw this quote by Steve Sciminger who builds boxer engines to be good enough to go in planes ...

    Vapour clean gear box case £30.00 plus vat
    Bearing kit £62.50 plus vat
    Selector kit £8.50 plus vat
    Gasket and seal kit £20.00 plus vat
    High 5th £99.00 plus vat
    Labour to rebuild is £125 plus vat

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    IMHO

    I'd rather try and persuade Rob Farmer to rebuild it for you...

    He's done one for me and it's silky smooth now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proff View Post
    IMHO

    I'd rather try and persuade Rob Farmer to rebuild it for you...

    He's done one for me and it's silky smooth now
    But be aware there is a queue...
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    Thinking of the same mod and having a go myself.

    Can anyone list the replacement parts?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete.keys View Post
    I saw this quote by Steve Sciminger who builds boxer engines to be good enough to go in planes ...
    S'funny.....I work in Aviation and I've seen plenty of gearboxes I wouldn't put in my bike!!

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    BMWBoxerSupplies does it from €250 upwards.

    Motoren Israel also do them... If your box is in DE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowkitty View Post
    Thinking of the same mod and having a go myself.

    Can anyone list the replacement parts?

    Thanks
    You will need access to a couple of special tools, the puller for the flange on the output shaft, a shimming plate, a depth micrometer and a selection of shims at the very least as well as a certain amount of knowledge and a feel for gearboxes. Access to a 30t hydraulic press would help as well if you are thinking of changing gears and bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redboots View Post
    BMWBoxerSupplies does it from €250 upwards.

    Motoren Israel also do them... If your box is in DE.

    John
    I just clicked on the above link to the motoren israel site & the virus protection gave a loud ding ding ding & said it detected a virus & aborted the connection. I don't know ocmputors very well but thought I'd give a heads up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padmei View Post
    I just clicked on the above link to the motoren israel site & the virus protection gave a loud ding ding ding & said it detected a virus & aborted the connection. I don't know ocmputors very well but thought I'd give a heads up
    Good call.
    They've either been hacked or their website has died for some other reason, but the page just returns a scripting error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattW View Post
    Good call.
    They've either been hacked or their website has died for some other reason, but the page just returns a scripting error.
    Odd. Works AOK for me.
    It uses Javascript and may be trying to get you to install the latest Java.

    Also works in Firefox & Seamonkey but not in Iron
    Have you got that AVG site scanner running? Piece of poo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvester View Post
    I want to get my g/box overhauled this winter and get the short 1st gear/long 5th gear mod done at the same time.
    I'd prefer to use a Tosser pre-approved source.
    Does having the taller 5th gear make a big difference?
    Hi,

    I've rebuilt a few and have all the necessary tools.

    I haven't heard any complaints from 'Bumpmuncher' or 'Seancb' (now known as 'R100-7' or something ).

    I put the taller 5th gear in to Sean's box, but I haven't ridden his bike so can't comment on the difference.

    If you get stuck give me a PM. I only charge for parts - about £150 for a full set of bearings, seals, springs & gaskets. Add £50.00 if you want the circlip mod (though I may be able to do that myself now that I have carbide cutters for my lathe).

    Obviously any other parts/jobs required will be charged at cost.

    I'd prefer to wait until after the New Year as I have a Toyota Landcruiser Transfer box undergoing repair for a fellah in Somerset (see where hobbies take you ).


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    yup my gear box is still going strong slick and smooth (as long as you dont try to change gear too quickly) only minor issue it has had was the output seal got a bit leaky. soon sorted with new seal. no problem scince. (afaik you can have the same problem from pro gearbox builders) Bob provided a very professional service and didnt take months. I would have no problem using his services again Thank you again voyager

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpmuncher View Post
    I would have no problem using his services again Thank you again voyager
    Thanks for the testimonial, its good to get feed-back (good or bad).



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