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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 2010, 4:32 pm Thread Starter
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Clutch shudder / judder

I've been noticing (only occasionally) what I think is a shudder / judder coming from the clutch when upshifting and downshifting. I first noticed this several months ago and have perceived the problem to be getting worse just recently. After doing much reasearch on here it appears that this may be a common issue and one that can sometimes be resolved by switching to the fully synthetic 5w40 oil that BMW is now recommending.

After speaking to my mechanic at the dealer he really wants me to bring my bike in (an 07 K12GT with 25,000 miles) so he can take a look at the clutch plates. My concern here is that since I am out of BMW warranty and my extended apparently doesn't cover the clutch system that I may be looking at a pretty steep repair bill.

Anyone care to weigh-in and offer some advice and/or suggestions?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 2010, 5:02 pm
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I had my 07 KGT in for service and complained about clutch noise and judder, it was addressed by changing the oil to 5-40 weight, we will see if it really helps. it was documented that the bike has clutch issues. I have only had the bike out 1 time since the service due to weather, time and miles will tell
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