Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego, Ca, USA
Clutch Squeal Revisited
The thinner oil may reduce the noise effect, but it is certainly not the ultimate solution to Gen II clutches. After multiple attempts to solve the problem on my 07 with 24,500 miles(rework plates, syn oil, new clutch, etc), BMW replaced it with an 08.
Upon receipt of the new bike with 11 miles on the odometer and test riding it, I discovered the noise was detectable. The bike now has 4,500 miles and the squeal is evident. Both BMWNA and San Diego BMW have not been able to provide a solution to this problem. A BMW engineering representative came to the shop's grand opening selebration two weeks ago, discussed my bike, but could not offer provide any fix, neither technically nor with an alternative lubrication. This is an ongoing issue that seems to have the team stumpted.
I am sure there is more to follow. Let's see if we can quantify those of us who have yet to be adequately repaired and are awaiting the silver bullet.