Join Date: May 2006
Location: Springfield, Oregon (duh), USA
Clutch master cylinder on '05
The clutch on my '05 K1200S has been funky almost since day one. FWIW the bike was a demo model.
The engagement point has fluctuated a lot since I got it. They replaced the clutch slave cylinder a couple of years ago (under warranty) but it's still not right. Currently the clutch engages somewhere between 1/2" and 1". My wife's '06 engages consistently at about 1.5".
I took it in for a new set of tires last week and asked them to look at the clutch again. They called today and said that the "Hydraulic Clutch Master Cylinder/Lever" needs to be replaced. Gonna cost somewhere around $500 with P&L.
Just venting I guess... I had hoped to find that this was a "common" problem but my googling has not found that to be so.
During the warranty period my dealer had to fight with BMWNA several times to get things covered. Since the warranty expired I end up putting hundreds of dollars into this thing to fix problems that seem out of the ordinary. I've had lots of bikes over the years and expect to spend money to keep them running but this is my first BMW. The total cost of ownership is pretty high.
Too bad I love this bike so much.