Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand
Barnett clutch best cure?
I have just discovered the wonderful read on this issue elsewhere on the forum and have taken my post to that thread. If a moderator can delete this post I would be grateful as it is duplicated elsewhere and I don’t want to start another one on the same subject.
I have put only a couple of hundred k’s on my 2016 K13R that I bought with only 5000kms on it and frankly the clutch is a big disappointment compared to the clutch/transmission on my old K12RS with 182,000kms. It’s still faultless and totally silent with every shift, including into first. Yes, I know it’s a dry clutch but still.... With the K13R there is the standard bang into first and a small but noticeable shudder when disengaging the clutch. Does the Barnett clutch pack fix this issue and should it be attended to sooner rather than later. Does early intervention reduce the spend or is a complete clutch required regardless. Is this the best option available or should I consider other options? Otherwise the bike is amazing to ride and I’m enjoying riding a bike that’s 50kg lighter. The quick shifter has a huge grin factor too. All advice appreciated thanks.
2002 K1200RS Owned from new. Pacific Blue of course. Suspended on Ohlins. 182,000kmís
2016 K1300R Black, 5000kmís
The family history
1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads
1916 Triumph Type H, Western front, France WW1 - my Grandads
Last edited by flyingkiwi; Nov 25th, 2019 at 8:30 pm.