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Old Dec 24th, 2015, 11:34 am Thread Starter
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New Barnett clutch pack

I put in a new Barnett clutch pack. It was a pretty easy job, I got a lot of help form another forum thread about how to increase oil flow to the plates. So far it seems good.

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Old Dec 24th, 2015, 12:06 pm
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Hi, John.

I cleaned up your IMG links, I hope you don't mind.

Thanks for posting those pics and the link to the I-BMW discussion. Very interesting . . .

I had a lot of trouble with my K12GT clutches (yes, multiple versions over 138,000 miles). Several final drives, too, but that's a whole different story . . .

My K13GT clutch definitely worked much better, but there may still be some room for improved oil flow there. Got a buddy in Milwaukie with a nice little shop full of machine tools, so the mods would be pretty easy to do.

Might have to look into this the next time I tear that bike down.

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Old Dec 24th, 2015, 4:19 pm Thread Starter
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Thx Meese
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Old Dec 31st, 2015, 6:10 pm
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Thanks for the link on the clutch issue, one of the more interesting reads in a long time.
My '07 KGT is at 48k miles and has the "squawk" but otherwise the clutch engages ok,
I think I'll try the oil-flow improvement mod. Appears to be a good preventative measure.
Thanks again for getting the word out.

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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 3:33 pm
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I did the mod

I did it and works fine. No noise.
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 9:10 pm
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I did it and works fine. No noise.
Excellent. My "squawk" must die! Thanks to all for the good work on this issue. I look forward to getting this done.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2018, 8:29 pm
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I added the additional oil hole in the clutch basket and installed a Barnett clutch pack at 14,400 miles in my "new to me" 08 K1200GT. The squawk is gone as well as the low speed judder. Its a million times better, though it still clunks hard going into 1st gear. Maybe someday I'll get around to addressing it but, for now I'm going to ride.
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