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Dec 16th, 2019 5:31 pm
2007 K1200gt clutch replacement

I need some help, incite and advice. I have a 2007 K1200gt with the normal clutch problems. A K1300s clutch assembly has come to me. It is complete and has the K1300 oil pump sprocket. I want to replace the 1200 clutch with the 1300 clutch. I would like to know if there are any differences in the clutches that would require any modifications to the 1200 other than the replacement of the oil pump sprocket to accomplish the task? Has anyone done this and have any advice?
I will be sending the clutch to John Sykes to perform his magic before I install the 1300 assembly. I love the bike (More than my ST1300) and it fits me perfectly but the clutch drives me nuts. Thanks for any thoughts anyone may have.
Dec 7th, 2019 4:09 pm
Patrique83 Not 100% sure, but i think you should be able to slip the chain off the sprocket by loosening the guide rail and removing the sleeve that sits on the transmission shaft.

Just be carefull to not let the chain slip off the oil pump itself. Its going to be quite tricky to get it back on without removing the belly pan.
Dec 7th, 2019 11:17 am
thomaspkeating Thanks Patrique83. How difficult is it to replace the 1200 oil pump sprocket with the 1300 oil pump sprocket?
Dec 7th, 2019 10:55 am
Patrique83 No.
Its riveted to the basket. But you can buy the K13 oil pump sprocket individually.
Dec 6th, 2019 1:46 pm
clutch mods

I have a 2007 K1200gt and want to install a K1300 clutch. I have a complete 1300 clutch. The 1200 has an oil pump sprocket with 6 tines and couples with the clutch basket with a coupler with 6 recessed holes. The 1300 has a coupler with 2 slots that couples with the 1300 oil pump sprocket. Can the individual couplers be pressed out and exchanged so the 1300 basket with the 1200 coupler will mate with the 1200 oil pump sprocket?
Dec 4th, 2019 7:30 pm
gsxr1300x Lazydog, with that barnett clutch, do you find it easier to find neutral from either 1st or 2nd. I've been contemplating on getting the barnett clutch. Its clunky when shifting and hard to find neutral. Based on what I've read thus far, sounds like i should also drill the oil holes out a little larger and also put another grove in the thrust adapter.
Dec 2nd, 2019 6:39 am
clutch mods

Thanks for the reply lazydog. I located a complete clutch from a 2010 K1300 and am having it sent to me. I under stand that most of the issues with the earlier clutches were remedied in the K1300 clutches. I know that the thrust adapter on the 1300s has 2 oil grooves. I will evaluate the condition of the plates when the clutch arrives. I guess it jumped the gun on the tools. I ordered them over the weekend. If I can cancel the order I would like to take you up on your offer to let me use them. Thanks again for your kind offer. I will be in touch as things progress.
Nov 30th, 2019 9:50 pm
lazydog Thomas I did the barnett clutch and it made a huge difference. I still get a little chatter off idle but it shifts like butter. My basket was a little notchy where the plates lock in but i tried to clean that up as best as possible. My springs still rattle like crazy in neutral when hot but I just pull in the clutch. Bike has 87k on it. I have the tools for the clutch if you want to borrow let me know...
Nov 27th, 2019 4:38 pm
clutch removal tools

Some where on this site (I think) someone has volunteered to let fellow inmates use his clutch removal tools for K1200 bikes . Does anyone know if he is still on the site and if so how to contact him? If he isn't available is there anybody out there who has the tools and would rent/lend them out? Thanks for any incite anyone may have.
Nov 25th, 2019 8:37 pm
flyingkiwi I have put only a couple of hundred kís 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. Itís still faultless and totally silent with every shift, including into first. Yes, I know itís a dry clutch but still.... I am very keen to know what is the best fix for this issue and whether early intervention is the cheapest way forward before too much damage is done. it seems the last of the model run has many of the fixes addressed but still not a satisfactory outcome. Following this thread with much interest.
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