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Old 04-28-2008, 07:18 AM   #16
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Not to steal the thread, but I noticed the tell-tale sign of the main seal leak. Do you know how long the bike is out for? How is BMW toronto?
If you bought it from Open Road, get them to do it. it's a big job and BMW Canada doesn't pay them enough to do it. BMW Toronto had my bike for a week and they gave me a loaner. You have to book this well in advance.. it's not an urgent job to do.. unless it's been leaking for quite some time, you just may make it to Mexico and back. Maybe you could order the ceramic clutch and get them to put it in
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:19 AM   #17
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Not to steal the thread, but I noticed the tell-tale sign of the main seal leak. Do you know how long the bike is out for? I'm planning a mexican mystery tour and i'm not sure if i have it fixed before or after. the likelyhood of me roasting the clutch is high in mexico so it would be replaced under warrantee anyway (as most have had their clutch replaced due to the seal failure)

How is BMW toronto? There is a new BMW dealer in ottawa, but i have a hard time trusting anyone after going to my previous dealer....although the open road dealer in newmarket is great (which is where i bought my bike)

I also have the paint peeling on the heads. Maybe the FD will blow and I'll have the qequivalent of a new bike
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Have you tried Jesse at Premier Cycle in Ottawa? I'm sure he can give you a pretty accurate estimate on the price and time the bike will be in service. Otherwise, if under warranty I'd give the new dealer a try.
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:35 PM   #18
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Did the clutch come in yet??
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:09 PM   #19
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The spacers can be removed without taking the transmission off the bike.
I really wonder how they can do that without removing the transmission ? They remove the starter maybe ? And then acces remain realy limted ...

Tell us more, please ...

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Old 05-10-2008, 04:13 PM   #20
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Should we consider a group buy here (at least for Canada and North East USA) ?

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Old 05-10-2008, 04:17 PM   #21
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You pooched a clutch in 7500 km?
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:26 PM   #22
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I really wonder how they can do that without removing the transmission ? They remove the starter maybe ? And then acces remain realy limted ...

Tell us more, please ...

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A common method to measure the thickness of the remaining clutch is to take the starter motor off. Once you're there, you've got access to the bolts holding the clutch on.
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:40 PM   #23
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A common method to measure the thickness of the remaining clutch is to take the starter motor off. Once you're there, you've got access to the bolts holding the clutch on.
I know youhave acces to those bolts. But I'm wondering how you could actualy remove those spacers ... How do those spacers look like anyway ?

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Old 05-10-2008, 06:01 PM   #24
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After burning out the clutch on my 2007 GSA in one year/7,500 km...
How?

Just wondering!
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:41 PM   #25
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I know youhave acces to those bolts. But I'm wondering how you could actualy remove those spacers ... How do those spacers look like anyway ?

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They're little washers, and they're on the bolts.
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:09 PM   #26
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I thought poolside said something about the r12 clutch models not having any spacers to remove, whereas the 1150 did. Is this true?
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:26 AM   #27
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Sold the bike, still have the clutch plate

Edit: clutch plate now sold (thanks Mike).

I sold the R1200GSA before installing ceramic plate (fixed with OEM), so it's available, brand new (so are some other unused R1200GS/A farkles)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341680

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Old 10-27-2008, 06:19 AM   #28
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Has any of you buy this South African Ceramic CLutch????
If so, how much money was??
And how does it works??
Y had ask the company for clutch and they gave my some funy price! (100eur)
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:23 PM   #29
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Didn't that guy that had over 400K on his GS only replace the clutch on that bike 2-3 times? How are you guys burning up clutches so much earlier?
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:29 PM   #30
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Has any of you buy this South African Ceramic CLutch????
If so, how much money was??
And how does it works??
Y had ask the company for clutch and they gave my some funy price! (100eur)
The "south african ceramic clutch" is the Sachs clutch, which is also sold by Touratech. It's the one pretty much everyone here uses -- among the people that have ceramic clutches. How does it "work"? It's a clutch. There's the clutch that provides the friction, and a metal clutch plate that it gets smushed-up against. Enough force gets applied between the two and they function as a solid unit. Pull on your clutch lever, they separate and can rotate freely.
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