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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 2019, 7:39 pm Thread Starter
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Rebuilding Clutch Basket 07K12GT

Has anybody tried or heard of rebuilding a rattling clutch basket? Why not drill out the rivets, replace the springs with something a smidge more stout and install new tapered clutch rivets? Would that not take care of the issue, at least for a good while?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2019, 6:13 pm
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Interesting, haven't heard of it but it may be a good idea. considering the number of K bikes out there all with the same problem a rebuild-kit or process could would become very popular.

Just replaced my clutch at 86K but left the basket alone. Way too expensive. I pull the clutch in at stop lights if its annoying me.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2019, 6:19 pm
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John at vibefree rebuilds them, check out sharealike1 on youtube.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2019, 8:35 pm
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Nice! Thanks Mattias, havent seen this before
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sharealike1, also known as John Sykes, has a cluster of very informative clutch videos on Youtube. He does a better job of presentation than most and offers individual service, but some have had difficulty getting in touch with him. Well he does have a life and clutch rebuilds might not be all of it.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2019, 9:28 pm
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John Sykes' videos are listed at the top of page three of this thread https://www.k-bikes.com/forums/91-k1...ch-mods-3.html
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2020, 12:36 am
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This is what I did, clutch is perfect now.
https://youtu.be/Udn-Y4Eeid8
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2020, 5:52 am
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Can you expand on “clutch is perfect now” please. Watched your video and makes sense to me, although I’m no expert on clutches. Is there any clunk when engaging 1st? Is your bike a 1200 or 1300?

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2020, 6:19 pm
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What concerns me with Jarnez' method is the reduction in the number of friction/drive plates in the lamellar pack. Also looking at his clutch basket he has a k12 as the late 2008 k12s and then k13s had a darker coloured modified clutch basket. Also most of the problems with the clutches were related to oil feed issues ie location of lube holes in the basket and the lack of oil due to the design of the thrust adapter (pushrod) BMW changed this design on three occassions to try and sort this. Clutch springs were also found to be 3-4mm too short which contributed to the clutch rattles. They also addressed the issue of the clutch basket getting eaten into by the lamellar pack. I don't think Jarnez' solution addresses all of these issues and it may work for a time but I'm concerned with the longevity of the repair. I would strongly suggest looking at 'sharealike1' on you tube, as Mattias has suggested , for a comprehensive review of the k12's clutch issues.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2020, 12:37 am
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Here is a link to videos on this forum. A search will give you plenty of info:
https://www.k-bikes.com/forums/43-k1...tml#post281535

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