Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
As a new owner to slant 4’s I’m watching all these threads with much interest. I’ve had a 1200RS brick for nearly 18 years and the shifts, including into 1st are perfect. Totally silent. I am very keen to do whatever it takes to make the 1300 the same, but for now it’s starting in 1st to avoid the clunk. I was hoping the Barnett clutch pack was the answer but it seems this may not be the case. Surely there is enough historical evidence from other (Japanese) wet clutches to know whether the problem is too little or too much oil or simply not enough throw to seperate the plates properly. I like your thinking on the 1200 MC but would you also need the 1200 slave if that too is bigger (dunno) as your idea is to seperate the plates further. It’s all well and good to have a bigger MC that pushes more fluid but does it not need a slave with a bigger throw?
2002 K1200RS Owned from new. Pacific Blue, Ohlins. 183,000kmís
2016 K1300R Black, Remus hexacone. 6000kmís
The family history
1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads
1916 Triumph Type H, Western front, France WW1 - my Grandads
Last edited by flyingkiwi; Dec 24th, 2019 at 4:29 am.