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Old 03-09-2014, 12:11 PM   #16
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Just speculating here:

The 1150's are getting older so only a mechanically inclined person could keep up with the maintenance. I can change a clutch on a twin in an hour, an R GS needs major disassembly so having the Dealer do a twin is much cheaper and convenient. Overall I think the twins are easy to work on over an R bike.
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:20 PM   #17
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Just speculating here:

The 1150's are getting older so only a mechanically inclined person could keep up with the maintenance. I can change a clutch on a twin in an hour, an R GS needs major disassembly so having the Dealer do a twin is much cheaper and convenient. Overall I think the twins are easy to work on over an R bike.
That is because you have to lay up all the parts on a teflon coated table first, weigh the correct amount of oil to add for the spoonful you loose. I change it in 30. That is Garage gangsta to you sir.....
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:20 PM   #18
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Typical pilot response.

Just be thankful aircraft mechs double check their work.

Well, north of the border anyway.
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:24 PM   #19
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Typical pilot response.

Just be thankful aircraft mechs double check their work.

Well, north of the border anyway.
He he... Like flight 5481.....



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Old 05-20-2014, 01:31 PM   #20
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Question... so the adjustment moves the threads down. If the threaded nuts are at the upper most limit then the cable is toast and/or the clutch is done?

The one in the pick is in the middle. On mine the threads are all below the bottom nut.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:08 PM   #21
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The pic you quoted is a new clutch with the old PN cable. Before I replaced the plates I had about one thread left for adjustment on the top of the nut. When I measured the old plates they were on the minimum spec for re-install according to BMW. I therorize I had that one thread plus a few more (using the thin nut on top) before I got all wear possible out of it.

So then I took the old clutch plates (at min for re-install) and put them in a bike with the new PN cable and I have 5 threads left above the thick nut. I'll run it all the way down till it slips.

YMMV
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:47 PM   #22
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Now this is interesting.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:17 PM   #23
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The pic you quoted is a new clutch with the old PN cable. Before I replaced the plates I had about one thread left for adjustment on the top of the nut. When I measured the old plates they were on the minimum spec for re-install according to BMW. I therorize I had that one thread plus a few more (using the thin nut on top) before I got all wear possible out of it.

So then I took the old clutch plates (at min for re-install) and put them in a bike with the new PN cable and I have 5 threads left above the thick nut. I'll run it all the way down till it slips.

YMMV
What's interesting is that my new clutch & new cable look exactly like that.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:55 AM   #24
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Many thanks for this post. I'm at the limit of adjustment on my 2011 @ 40k miles. Kind of hoped I'd gotten more out of it. Oh well. That's what she said.
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New clutch & new cable (longer cable? Vs the stock 09) installed. Much better & plenty of adjustment avail now.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:54 PM   #26
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Thanks for this. I didn't realise mine was so bad (tight, no play). Went out this morning before work and had it adjusted in 5 min. awesome.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:46 AM   #27
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I took my 2013 F800GS in for it's 6,000 mile service and they told me that the clutch had 10% life left and was adjusted as far as they could. When I asked them how much free play they left they said 1mm to 2mm.
So my question is, you mentioned that a bulletin went out... Do you know if that was supposed to go to all the shops and if so, was it only for specific models?
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:52 AM   #28
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You have a 2013 which changes everything for adjustment. The bulletin was put out in maybe 2009.

You still need to monitor the free play but I don't know what the published spec is. CERTAINLY more than 1-2mm!
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You went through your clutch in only 6,000 miles?
The parts and service guys are going to friend you on facebook.
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You went through your clutch in only 6,000 miles?
The parts and service guys are going to friend you on facebook.


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