Where does your clutch grab?
I just replaced the clutch on an í05 K1200S that was absolutely *fried*.
I got a Barnett clutch; while in there, there was serious scoring on the basket parts holding the clutch plates together (not the clutch basket itself). Regardless, I got everything together, and low-and-behold, IT RUNS!
The oil that came out of the bike had me calling a priest, really dark black. I think that was all the clutch material that crept its way into the oil and throughout the bike. It seems to run fine, although the bike has an insane aftermarket exhaust that will on occasion backfire on the down-rev. The previous owner removed the temperature sensor from the intake. I was going to put it back, but I couldnít find out where to put it.
This is definitely not a smooth machine. If hannibal lecter had a bike, Iím pretty sure this would be it. I think it could use a valve adjustment. Is there a DIY procedure for that?
Iím a bit concerned about the worn/scored plates from the inner clutch basket. Right now the clutch seems to grab only at the very end of the leverís range, however it is not slipping, so thatís good. Is this normal, or does this indeed indicate I should double check everything? I also plan on flushing the clutch lever fluid (I ordered the correct fluid on ebay)