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Old 09-11-2013, 08:17 AM   #16
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You shouldn't really need to rev it much at all when engaging the clutch. I don't have to on my GS and 1st gear is taller than the GSA.
It sounds like you are brings the revs up then slowly engaging the clutch. Practice releasing the clutch while adding throttle and doing it quickly. It can be done very smoothly and quickly with much less wear and tear on the clutch.
As someone said above, the only time you really need to slip it is on a hill.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:04 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by 2Vulcans View Post
Sorry but trying to avoid to start another thread:

Given all the things that you mentioned about the r1200gs having a dry clutch and all that, how do you deal when you have bad off-road with bad slopes and stones to avoid and you need to go slow and you need the help of the clutch?
I am almost new to off-roading and last week my clutch was smelling bad up to a couple of hours after the bad off-road, every time I engaged-disengaged the clutch!

Any suggestions?

Thank you!
Against your instinct keep the RPMs down. The motor has the power down low to pull you through. Slip the clutch, but keep the RPMs under 2000.

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Old 09-23-2013, 08:56 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by belfa View Post
Is it normal that 5000km after renewing clutch disc is on the half of clutch splines visible some wearing? The input shaft of gearbox is like new without any wearing.
any idea? Is it possible that this wearing is making knocking noise?

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Old 09-24-2013, 03:42 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by belfa View Post
any idea? Is it possible that this wearing is making knocking noise?

Looking at the picture, I'd say the spline was partially double cut in the manufacturing process, not damaged from wear. Some teeth have no damage at all. I doubt that it would make a knocking noise when engaged, but might when the clutch is disengaged.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:22 AM   #20
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13 GSA, I burned clutch in heavy traffic when I first got bike, I was new to shifting the clunking device and got it hung up at a light and people were pissed behind me so I crammed it in number 2 and lit off, it stunk for about 5 miles, and that was on way in for first service, NOOOOOB. D.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by DSTEVENS View Post
....shifting the clunking device..
Yeah..pretty much sums up a BMW tranny..
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