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Old 04-18-2013, 04:28 PM   #1306
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LOL... I was referring to our French Canadian.....
Oops how self centred of me!
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:32 PM   #1307
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Ah great explenation! This way even I understand that I need to change them thanks for that! I almost never use the brakes and do everything with the engine braking. The offroad uses surely don't help either. Do you think the "super clutch" would prevent such things? It's worth 3 sets of normal clutches don't think that its lifetime is more than 50% longer and I don't think that it helps if not used in offroad situations.
I completely misunderstood the symptoms but it all makes sense now... I thought you'd meant it was not revving linearly, but nevermind! Glad you've successfully diagnosed the problem, and hope you can get it sorted quickly... there must be a clutch somewhere locally, it's not an uncommon bike!

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:40 PM   #1308
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I'm such a clutch tease.......
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #1309
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Ah great explenation! This way even I understand that I need to change them thanks for that! I almost never use the brakes and do everything with the engine braking. The offroad uses surely don't help either. Do you think the "super clutch" would prevent such things? It's worth 3 sets of normal clutches don't think that its lifetime is more than 50% longer and I don't think that it helps if not used in offroad situations.
If you slip your clutch a lot when off roading ( I mean, if you are going slower than the first gear allows, you will pull in the clutch a little to slip it) That will kill the clutch if you do this for extended periods. Are you referring to the Rekluse clutch, or another clutch as a " super clutch....???? If you slip the Rekluse for extended periods, then you will kill the clutch every bit as fast, but it behaves differently, and you end up going a little faster, and are not slipping as much. On the last trip through the water....etc..... did you find yourself slipping the clutch a lot. When I opened my clutch to play, after 12000 miles, it still measured as new on the fibrous discs, according to the BMW shop manual. And I use my 8GS to it;s full extent, as my videos denote. So just because you go offroad, does not mean you will wear out the clutch fast.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #1310
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I'm such a clutch tease.......
That's clutch porn, look at it exposing its bits...
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:43 PM   #1311
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Oops how self centred of me!
No worries amigo...... I am the one that usually gets that one....
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #1312
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Too bad you're so far away. I have a good used clutch here you could have.

C'est dommage.
Merci de penser à moi l'ami! That's very kind of you indeed. Lets hope that someone will have a clutch somewhere here. I found 3 dealers in a 200kms radius. I'll call them first thing tomorrow :o)

I appreciate all the help all of you got me! If you come to france really don't hesitate to come visit! Beer will be in the fridge!

Best thing is I love when my bike is giving me some work to do. Thought I got one of these "no problem what so ever bike" reassuring and fun!
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #1313
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I'm such a clutch tease.......
Bad bad man........
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #1314
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I'm such a clutch tease.......
Son of a gun, I thought canadians were nice!
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:53 PM   #1315
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If you slip your clutch a lot when off roading ( I mean, if you are going slower than the first gear allows, you will pull in the clutch a little to slip it) That will kill the clutch if you do this for extended periods. Are you referring to the Rekluse clutch, or another clutch as a " super clutch....???? If you slip the Rekluse for extended periods, then you will kill the clutch every bit as fast, but it behaves differently, and you end up going a little faster, and are not slipping as much. On the last trip through the water....etc..... did you find yourself slipping the clutch a lot. When I opened my clutch to play, after 12000 miles, it still measured as new on the fibrous discs, according to the BMW shop manual. And I use my 8GS to it;s full extent, as my videos denote. So just because you go offroad, does not mean you will wear out the clutch fast.
Did I call it super clutch? My bad, I meant Slipper clutch.
For my last trip I came across some bad rocks in the water which i didn't saw coming. In this kind of situation I have the habbit to slip the clutch to get over them; The first 7000kms have been done in intense Paris traffic by the precedent owner. I think the mix of both of us did more harm than good to the clutch. That's the way to learn :o). The next clutch will last at least 40000kms
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #1316
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Merci de penser à moi l'ami! That's very kind of you indeed. Lets hope that someone will have a clutch somewhere here. I found 3 dealers in a 200kms radius. I'll call them first thing tomorrow :o)

I appreciate all the help all of you got me! If you come to france really don't hesitate to come visit! Beer will be in the fridge!

Best thing is I love when my bike is giving me some work to do. Thought I got one of these "no problem what so ever bike" reassuring and fun!
Looking at the pics of yours vs the new clutch, you've done an impressive job of polishing the plates to perfection! But at the end of the day a worn out clutch is just a maintenance item, not a defect as such... good luck with your search tomorrow, one of the dealers must have one.

I'm heavy on my rear brake, on the 3rd set of pads at 7,000 miles. But that's because I use it hard to reduce front fork dive when stopping and also adjusting lean angle in corners... plus I commute with a pillion every day in city traffic and the extra weight chews through the pads. thankfully it's only £50 installed from the dealership (at that price it's not worth my time replacing them myself)...
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:59 PM   #1317
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Son of a gun, I thought canadians were nice!

Ummmm, the Anglo Canadians love the Francophones like the UK loves France.

Aint Karma a bitch PITA Loutre?

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Old 04-18-2013, 05:12 PM   #1318
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I appreciate all the help all of you got me! If you come to france really don't hesitate to come visit! Beer will be in the fridge!
Careful what you wish for! I have been to France many times and only once did the Police get involved. A word of caution: Never make bets on a Canadian's accuracy with snowballs. I worked at Air France in Paris and Airbus in Toulouse.

Best of luck with your clutch. We're here to pay it forward.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:14 PM   #1319
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Ummmm, the Anglo Canadians love the Francophones like the UK loves France.

Aint Karma a bitch PITA Loutre?

Good thing my blood is half german then
Everybody loves germans, nothing ever bad happens there
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:30 PM   #1320
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Did I call it super clutch? My bad, I meant Slipper clutch.
For my last trip I came across some bad rocks in the water which i didn't saw coming. In this kind of situation I have the habbit to slip the clutch to get over them; The first 7000kms have been done in intense Paris traffic by the precedent owner. I think the mix of both of us did more harm than good to the clutch. That's the way to learn :o). The next clutch will last at least 40000kms
Did you by any chance watch my last video, I posted in the Rekluse thread. We crossed the river 58 times in two hrs...... That gives you an indication of how the "slipper clutch" or in this case Rekluse helps. I think you would benefit.
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