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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2013, 6:39 pm Thread Starter
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Can my clutch be worn out at 20,000 kms???

I noticed that my clutch friction point is just before the lever is all the way out. ie maybe one millimetre more of lever movement (after the friction point) until the lever is fully out (and clutch engaged.)

Could my clutch be almost worn out? I am not an aggressive rider.

If worm out, and me being mechanical, can I replace some parts myself ie pressure plates and driven discs- or is there a failure mode happening here that requires me to replace some more components??

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 12th, 2013, 7:10 pm
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You didn't say what kind of bike you have but that behavior is pretty much normal for the slant-K bikes in that clutch engagement tends to occur when the lever is almost all the way out. If you're still in warranty it never hurts to have the dealer check it, but if not (and absent any other problems) I wouldn't worry about it.
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It is a K1200GT and it seems to take a 1 millimeter pull on the clutch lever to disengage the clutch
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 2013, 5:19 pm
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Put it in 6th gear while doing about 30-40 mph and open the throttle right up. If the bike pulls without the clutch slipping to 80mph or so, the clutch is fine. It's a bit of a redneck way of testing it, but a quick way. If it starts slipping (revs jump) it's on the way out. Mine let go at 18k. The bigger question is the clutch basket ok or not. If it's the pack, a barnett pack is 150 bucks and most dealers will put it in for you. (At least mine will). If the basket is toast, prepare for a grand for the part alone.
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