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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 2008, 12:18 pm Thread Starter
 
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How your dealer can hear the clutch squeel

Simple, pull the brake lever, rev slightly and let the clutch out slowly, she will squeel, VERY LOUDLY. Is that NORMAL?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 2008, 10:08 pm
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Yes, they all do that but no, it isn't "normal" nor should it be acceptable. My entire clutch pack was replaced at 36K and the squeal went away. Now at 53K it's starting to come back, though not nearly as bad as it was before. Sigh.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 2008, 11:39 pm
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I got a new clutch pack last week under warranty in response to my bitching and it is already squealing softly again. Not bad yet like the old one but it will probably get there!

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I got mine back two days ago replaced clutch pack due to mis-machined thrust? And they also replaced oil pump spacer drive gear & chain due to incorrect tolerance. There is no chatter and shifts smooth as of today and I also noticed that there is no clunk going into gear that use to be there. You need to make them ride the bike. The tec at my dealer took it home with him it was fixed two weeks later when they got the parts

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Simple, pull the brake lever, rev slightly and let the clutch out slowly, she will squeel, VERY LOUDLY. Is that NORMAL?
Ive had the oil nozzle replaced and then the clutch assembly replaced.
The noise is now reduced but its still there, worse when 2up. High end synthetic oils have minimised mine too, but its still like finger nails down a chalk board to me every time i take off.
These bikes have been on the market for over 2 years and BMW dont seem to have a fix for this problem.
If someone knows otherwise I would love to eliminate this P.I.T.A from my GT.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2008, 7:20 pm
 
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Clutch Squeal

I had the same noise. When I took it in for the 6K service and told them about it they knew exactly how to fix it. They said it wasn't the clutch but the chain oil pump instead. They replaced the gasket and 15 ISA screws and the noise has vanished. The oil pump chain was slightly loose so they set the tensioner to max position. The bike purrs like a kitten now.
I hope this helped someone out there.
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Art, what dealership did you use for this?
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 2008, 1:44 am
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Mine was fixed at 3000mil and the tec did tell me that it was the oil pump chain and sprocket that was the cause of the clutch chatter and they replaced the clutch too because of warped plates.went for a ride up thur black hawk put a solid 120hard twisty miles on it and no nose this also in 90+heat in the city.Also rode two up for 76 mi and no problems this seems to be the fix.

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Clutch Squeal

I went to Irv Seaver BMW in Orange, CA.
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