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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2007, 6:41 pm Thread Starter
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BMW Tools for the Clutch job

Hello from Canada; near Montreal !

I have to do the clutch job because of the main seal leak (engine oil) on my 2002 K1200RS with 55,000 miles.

If you have the followings tools, and are not using them anymore, I would buy them:
- 112 800: Clutch housing holder
- 212 672: Clutch centering bridge
- 212 673: Clutch centering pin

Thank you,

John (Montreal, CANADA)
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 2007, 2:08 am
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I made my own holder to lock the clutch basket. For the clutch centering tool, I found a car type with the right size bobbin to fit the friction plate and their shaft which normally takes a screw on bobbin was nearly right for the K clutch pilot bearing - I put it in a drill and filed it down a bit. If the friction plate bobbin in the kit is too small you can wrap tape round it. I did need to rotate the motor once the clutch was off (valve shim check) and had to make a thin sheet 'disc' with a large bolt in the centre so I could put a wrench on and turn the motor.

You can just get away without the pilot tool if you leave the cover bolts just gripping, then slide in the transmission wiggling it about 'till it aligns, then carefully withdraw it and tighten the cover bolts. The seal comes out fairly easy with a seal puller, but putting it back needs a protection sleeve I think. Your mileage sounds about right for the job.

I'd replace the clutch slave cylinder complete whilst it's opened up. Mine had 36 K on it and their thrust bearing was very loose.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2007, 7:45 pm Thread Starter
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Clutch job - done !!

With the help of the BMW Shop manual, the Clymer Shop manual, and all the nice folks who had published their experience doing the main seal (and clutch) job, I did it !!

I am not sure that I can add very much to what has already been published here on the subject, during the last 2 or 3 years. Only difference was that I did not remove the battery box and because of this, had to lower then engine more (or raise frame).
This is the method recommended in the BMW original shop manual.

Since the end of the job (July 10), the bike has done about 600 miles (4 rides) and it looks like everything works well and dry (no leaks).

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 2007, 7:23 pm
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Re: BMW clutch tools

Replaced the rear main seal and clutch on my 99 K12RS using only home made items.. turned down a suitable piece of metal to make the centering tool.. used scrap to hold the basket in place, etc.. worked very well for me.. no need to spend the $$$$ for the official BMW tools. YMMV
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