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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 28th, 2011, 1:49 pm Thread Starter
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k1200 high performance clutch

Does anybody know if anyone makes a high performance clutch for the k1200 model bikes?and has the performance been worth the effort?.
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What are you looking for in a high performance clutch?

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'73 Honda CB500F- slow but fun.
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My friend who has a 1200 also said that the dealer installed a 1300 clutch set in his bike,although i do not have a problem with mine i was wondering if this setup is more beefier than the stock replacement.
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depends on what year your bike is.

BMW quietly upgraded the clutch basket and oil pump gear on the later model k1200 and continued on k1300. The newer clutch baskets have at least an antifriction coating on them and presumably are made with a harder metal as the older ones were getting grooved too easily.


I do have a STM slipper clutch but haven't run with it yet. That's a different and pretty much unknown quantity.

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Have you played with the STM Slipper Clutch yet? I am negotiating one, and still not sure what the trade off is for the extra $1K I'll be paying for it.

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depends on what year your bike is.

BMW quietly upgraded the clutch basket and oil pump gear on the later model k1200 and continued on k1300. The newer clutch baskets have at least an antifriction coating on them and presumably are made with a harder metal as the older ones were getting grooved too easily.


I do have a STM slipper clutch but haven't run with it yet. That's a different and pretty much unknown quantity.
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Have you played with the STM Slipper Clutch yet? I am negotiating one, and still not sure what the trade off is for the extra $1K I'll be paying for it.
I maybe had a couple rides on it before my bike went into its hiatus.

For the track, aggressively downshifting made the back end greasy. With the slipper, I imagine the back end will be more planted.

On the streets, I usually don't ride that hard and probably wouldn't bother with it. I didn't notice any difference on my street rides (nor did I expect any).

I think someone else on the i-bmw site has recently reviewed his.

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I'm on my second 07 K1200S, and i've had clutch issues with both bikes. BMW replaced the entire assembly under warranty and good will the first time. Even though the bike was well out of warranty. Don't count on that. Both the first bike and now the second started having clutch issues around 19,000 miles. The clutch was an issue all along, but only got bad enough to be of concern at 19K. First bike clunked so hard going into gear it would scare cars at the intersection. Clunked really bad in all low speed situations. I know they all clunk, but this one was much worse than other bikes. Now, the newer S is having issues with excessive rattling at idle. May or may not be the clutch. Some seem to think it's the clutch basket, but others think it's the idleing assembly. I'll have to wait to tear it down to see what the problem is. For now, i'm just going to continue to run it.

My advise, just keep running your bike until you have a real issue. The clutch on a K bike clunks. You just have to deal with it. I have ONLY had issues at idle and low speed. The bike runs great as long as you're running it at a good pace. I still love the S. It has a few issues, but i sure hope BMW continues to develop the high speed, Sport Touring platform that the S occupies. NO, i don't want a heavy S with a 6 cylinder. (Unless it comes with 200+ hp :-) )
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