2000 K1200RS - Seals?
Just picked up a 2000 K1200RS for next to nothing (traded a 2003 Buell XB9R that tried to kill me for it). When I rode it home, it was without a doubt the smoothest bike I've ever ridden.
Now for the issue (the only one I could find) with it - there was some grime on one of the seams. I think it's between the transmission housing and the clutch. I wiped it off and thought nothing of it until the clutch slipped on me on the way to work this morning. Based on my research, it looks like there could be three culprits - clutch fluid, transmission oil, or engine oil.
I checked the fluids that I could (engine oil and clutch fluid), and neither of them seem to be down any. So I'm hoping that this means that it's just the transmission output shaft seal because that's the only fluid that I can't check.
If I have to replace the clutch (which I'm not sure of right now), do I have to replace everything or just the friction plate and clean the rest with brake cleaner or some other degreaser?
I'm taking it to an independent shop next week for an assessment. Hoping it isn't much, because I've got big bills coming up...
Edit: It's only slipping in the higher gears (5 and 6) at higher RPMs (over 6K or so). Hope this means that the clutch isn't completely toast...
Last edited by tssmith; Aug 24th, 2018 at 12:54 pm.
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