Clutch and Brake lever replacement - BMW R1200GS Forum : R1200 GS Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 18-Apr-2012, 12:05 PM (712) Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
marcincan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Clutch and Brake lever replacement

Hi Everyone, I am quite new in the BMW world and just bought a 2010 R1200 GS demo from a dealer it had 4600 km when i bought it. I am finding that all the clutch is at the very end of the throw of the lever and the friction point sometimes seems to move. (I understand it's a dry clutch and don't slip it or do anything to stress it) I just brought it in to the dealer and had them bleed the clutch and it is still at the very end... so I have bought new adjustable levers. So I have two questions first does it sound like there is something wrong with the clutch? and second can anyone point me in the direction of a how to on changing out the clutch and brake levers?


Thanks in advance


Marc

It's always fun until someones loses an eye !!
marcincan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 18-Apr-2012, 02:06 PM (796)
GS (and DR)
 
marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 2,923
Very end meaning lever furthest from the grip? If so that is somewhat normal. Be aware that clutch fluid *rises* with clutch wear and that a fluid level above the max mark can cause issues.

Aren't the stock levers adjustable? They certainly are on my '05?

Last edited by marc; 18-Apr-2012 at 02:33 PM (815).
marc is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 18-Apr-2012, 02:13 PM (801) Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
marcincan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by marc View Post
Very end meaning lever furthest from the grip? If so that is somewhat normal. Be aware that clutch fluid *rises* with clutch wear and that a fluid lever above the max mark can cause issues.

Aren't the stock levers adjustable? They certainly are on my '05?
Hi yes the very end of the stroke furtherest away from the grip... There is a very minor adjustment on my lever. I tried that and it really didn't make a difference. I will check the fluid level to make sure it isnt above max

It's always fun until someones loses an eye !!
marcincan is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 19-Apr-2012, 10:05 PM (129) Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
marcincan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by marcincan View Post
Hi yes the very end of the stroke furtherest away from the grip... There is a very minor adjustment on my lever. I tried that and it really didn't make a difference. I will check the fluid level to make sure it isnt above max
Went to the dealer today and they are going to replace the clutch under warranty I have only put on 1000 km and it was acting weird from the day I picked it up. I guess the camera crew that had it as the demo liked to slip the clutch

Thanks for your help


Marcincan (marc)

It's always fun until someones loses an eye !!
marcincan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW R1200GS Forum : R1200 GS Forums 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



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