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Old 14th December 2010
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Ok, so Im getting worried now. I recently picked up a new to me 2004 XL1200C fo $4,000.00. Not a bad deal. Was unmolested and very clean with 9500 on the engine. But after reading about not having a trap door for the transmission, I am second guessing whether or not I should have gotten a rubbermount. Now, I have no issues with the tranny right now, but am worried about the future. Should I be, or am I just being paranoind? I just know that I don’t want to split the cases……ever. I know, I know, ride it til it breaks. I just want to know if it is inevitable that I will have to split the cases. Should I have gotten a solid mount (1986-2003)? Lemme know what ya guys think.
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I shouldn't have to worry about splitting the cases for at least another ten to fifteen years. Worry about it then. Should you have gotten a solid mount? Of course!
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The rubbermounts are reliable, and some members have high mileage on their bikes. Its just me but I wouldn't trade my rubbermount for any other model. You aren't missing anything.
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I wouldn't worry about it. The Rubbermount transmissions are pretty stout.
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i shouldn't have to worry about splitting the cases for at least another ten to fifteen years. Worry about it then. Should you have gotten a solid mount? Of course!
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I wouldn't worry about it. The Rubbermount transmissions are pretty stout.
True that. You'd really have to work pretty hard at tearing one up.
But then again some do. I wouldn't worry about it. My solid mount has 50K on it and I haven't had to use the trap door yet.
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Got to agree with these guys. The Trap Door would be one of the last reasons why I would choose a rubber mount or a solid mount.
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Look at it this way, The MOCO took the trap door out because they realized that the chance of anyone needing to get to the transmission for repair on the rubber mounts is slim to none...
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Enjoy the ride!!! Worry about the trans when you have trans trouble. Lets see some pics.
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