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Hello friends - finally my ST went to the dealer yesterday.

The service guy said they haven't checked it yet but appears to be that the 'shift shaft' could be bad!

I was wondering did anyone else had to repair this part? If so is it $$$ ?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Someone in your other thread on this mentioned that the shaft was not a big deal to replace and was somewhat of a sacrificial part. You might want to ask the dealer that question so you won't be in shock when they present you with the service bill for replacing it.
 

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There is no DIY for me.

yea like mentioned in the other post, it's pretty involved stuff to be done by a tech.

I just wasn't sure if anyone ever got it repaired from a dealer how much did they pay?
 

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There is no DIY for me.
yea like mentioned in the other post, it's pretty involved stuff to be done by a tech.
I just wasn't sure if anyone ever got it repaired from a dealer how much did they pay?
I should have made my earlier post clearer, I wasn't suggesting that you DIY, I was trying to imply that if it is not that involved of a job, the dealer shouldn't soak you for their time & effort. I would be surprised if they do this for free, but who knows, stranger things have happened. It will be good to get your bike back and put some more break-in miles on it. These are very nice motorcycles!
 

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I should have made my earlier post clearer, I wasn't suggesting that you DIY, I was trying to imply that if it is not that involved of a job, the dealer shouldn't soak you for their time & effort. I would be surprised if they do this for free, but who knows, stranger things have happened. It will be good to get your bike back and put some more break-in miles on it. These are very nice motorcycles!
I agree! Cant wait to put more miles on it. The only thing that worried me was the service guy mentioned along the lines 'depends what exactly it is, could be expensive repair' but who knows.
 

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Wow, seems pretty steep! Just wondering, do you the shops hourly rate? If it's $150 per hour, that's more than 13 hours of work. Again, seems like a lot.

Note to self. Don't drop my bike
 

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Hmmm... Replacing the shaft doesn't BEGIN to cost that much. What did you DO to the poor beast? :eek: Get a 2nd opinion STAT.
 
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In my prior gen Bonnie, 2009, the job was just under $1000. Replacing the shaft involved getting well into the tranny if memory serves.
 

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Holy **** $2070!!!..... Someone needs to come up with a way of protecting that shaft!.....The only thing I can think of doing looking at it is to fit a solid footrest on that side that doesn't fold up if the bike goes over, that should protect the shaft from hitting the ground........

Without seeing a workshop manual its difficult to tell what's involved to do a shaft change, it's a new motor, and it doesn't look the same on the sprocket side where the shifter mechanism is on the old motor.....
I just took the sprocket cover and water tank off mine to have a look. I took some pictures but this place will only let me upload 20kb pics!!
 

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Many dealers charge at least $120/hr, so assuming this, they are charging you for 6.6hr. Might be reasonable. As far as parts, that's the unknown, but $1,200 for parts is a lot of parts. But then again, oem parts are expensive.
 

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Dealer is mentioning that the parts here are the most expensive. Many of them aren't even available, hence the order and fix would take up to 6 weeks.

Unfortunate!
 

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Given a potential of such a large repair bill, it might be wise to explore your insurance coverage for this accident. One could suggest that you found the bike tipped over after parking it, that is pretty accurate from the sound of it. You don't have to provide all of the gory details, just most of the facts. Just a suggestion.
 

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I just posted this on another thread, seems you have two threads on this subject.......


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Hello -

My bike was on its kick stand and my wife (who does not know how to ride) sat on it. Something happened and she lost balance flipping the bike on the ground, falling on top of kick stand. The bike wasn't running when this happened.

The clutch lever broke but still intacted.

Now when I started the bike, I couldn't shift properly. It goes like this:

1-N-3-4
3-2

I called the dealer and they will pick up the bike on the 28th.

Any idea what could be wrong? How much $ I might be looking at?

sob sob

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Been thinking about this for a while now...I am a mechanic and I'm slightly baffled by you description of what the bike is doing.
You say the clutch lever was bent. Was there any impact damage to the gear lever?
And I don't understand what you mean by the "1-N-3-4
3-2" part.
Can you tell me how you know this is the order the gears are selecting in?
Also when you rode the bike did the gear selection feel as it was before?
Do you have any pictures of the damage to the gear lever if any?
 
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