So the dealer got back to me and said the pipes will need to be removed and I'm looking at 1.5 - 2 hours labor. He's guessing at $240-$280 total.
He couldn't match the parts pricing at PartShark.com, but he said I can order them adn bring them in.
He said the two parts they replace are:
- Push lever 1D7-16381-00-00
- Oil seal 93109-08061-00
I think I may make a go at this myself. Worst case I order the parts and get it apart and if I get to a point where I don't feel comfortable, then I take it to them anyway and may save on labor since I have a lot of it done. It doesn't sound too terribly hard to deal with.
I need to remember to order exhaust crush gaskets too.
Ares, I have a saying I live by. If something is already broken, what is the worst you can do to it? Break is more? You will learn how things work and become more confident when making any repair because you'll gain experience. And, don't ever feel dumb. We all had to start somewhere, and we all didn't have this knowledge until we did the same thing you are about to do to your bike! I would suggest you buy a Yamaha repair manual. In it you will find helpful photos as well as locations of different parts.
When pulling everything apart, if you don't feel comfortable, take some digital photos of it as you go. Once you remove your exhaust I would check to see what and where it's leaking before removing and rebuilding the slave cylinder! It could be the hose where it goes into the slave is cut, or the nut is loose where the crush washers are? You can also get these crush washers at any auto parts store usually in the HELP section if you can't get them immediately. The biggest issue is bleeding the fluid once you get everything back in place. I would also suggest you not reinstall the exhaust until you make sure there are no leaks, and the clutch works like it should. I'd hate to see you do extra work installing the pipes only to find out the bleeder is hard to get to because the pipes are in the way. Also make sure you have all painted surfaces covered and clear of any brake fluid. Brake fluid will eat paint off in no time at all if you're not careful (you may already know this as I didn't read every post)
Please let us know how you made out? PS, I may have a complete slave cylinder I purchased from a guy who totalled his Raider. I'd have to look, but if you need it? PM me and I'll check and see.