Clutch slipping on K1200LT - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2008, 1:25 pm Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1
Angry Clutch slipping on K1200LT

I am looking for any information anyone can give me on this issue. I own a 2006 LT with 16,000 miles on it and I noticed that my clutch was slipping recently. I immediately called my dealership and scheduled an appointment to look at it. After they tore into it they said it looked like I had eaten a black cat and never had seen anything like it. They contacted the BMW rep and explained what they had found. The rep without having seen it or pictures of it said that I had been riding the clutch and burned it out and that they would not cover it under the warranty. Needless to say I was beside myself. I've ridden motorcycles for most of my life (I'm 54) and I never burned out any other clutches. I took the pressure plate and clutch plate (I think I'm saying that right) to three other dealerships (2 Honda and 1 BMW). They pretty much say that there is really no way to tell if I had burned it out or not. Interestingly enough, however, the BMW mechanic said that the clutch is a very poor design on the BMW because there was really no way to disipate the heat from it. I pulled out my warranty manual and after getting no satisfaction from customer service the next step according to the manual was to contact BBB Auto Line for either mediation or arbitration. Interestly enough, again, to my surprise when I called them they said they dont handle motorcycles. Go figure! It's in their frickin' manual! Anyway, I've got my attorney involved and I'm not sure where it goes from here. But, I wanted to enlist anyone's comments, advice, experiences, etc. to hopefully gather enough to convince BMW that they need to fix this problem because I pretty much refuse to believe that I don't know how to ride my motorcycle. Any help would be appreciated.
Jpannier is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2008, 9:23 pm
Veteran
 
BAK04GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Meredith, NH, USA
Posts: 1,511
Call BMW North America and bitch.....try another dealer maybe outside of that reps territory when you talk to BMWNA ask them how a rep can tell if a clutch is burned when he hasnt seen pics of it....better yet...have your lawyer do it if hes on retainer...

Last edited by BAK04GT; Nov 26th, 2008 at 9:31 pm.
BAK04GT is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clutch is slipping alpedhuez Technical, Repair and Maintenance 1 Apr 17th, 2006 6:03 am
slipping clutch at 7000 miles? logoguy K12/1300S 10 Feb 25th, 2006 6:28 am
Slipping Clutch??? bugman98 K1200RS/GT (Classic) 3 Jan 23rd, 2006 5:10 pm
Clutch questions 03 K12GT tyggyr K1200RS/GT (Classic) 12 Oct 18th, 2005 2:00 pm
Slipping clutch Rolf Technical, Repair and Maintenance 3 Oct 17th, 2005 7:48 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome