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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 2009, 11:59 am Thread Starter
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hello gentlemen my bike sometimes makes a stage squeaky noise on take off has any got a clue what it could be
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 2009, 12:22 pm
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hello gentlemen my bike sometimes makes a stage squeaky noise on take off has any got a clue what it could be
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It's the clutch. Try a search for "clutch squeal" or "clutch judder" and you'll get plenty of threads about it.

The short version is that it's pretty common on these bikes. Some clutches have been replaced under warranty, but that really depends on the dealer. But eventually, the squeal comes back.

BMW is looking into it, but mostly seems to be changing the recommended oil viscosity and brand to try and quiet things down. The new K13 bikes have a redesigned clutch, but some of those still squeal . . .

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It's the clutch. Try a search for "clutch squeal" or "clutch judder" and you'll get plenty of threads about it.

The short version is that it's pretty common on these bikes. Some clutches have been replaced under warranty, but that really depends on the dealer. But eventually, the squeal comes back.

BMW is looking into it, but mostly seems to be changing the recommended oil viscosity and brand to try and quiet things down. The new K13 bikes have a redesigned clutch, but some of those still squeal . . .
thank you for the info
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 2009, 12:49 pm
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They all do that!

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Get use to it! It is better than not working.

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