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Offline1stexecutive

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    Clutch adjustment
    « on: 2018-02-10 10:15:08 »
    Anyone in UK know where can I buy the special bleeding nipple for the clutch?


    Is it only available from Bmw?


    Will an overful clutch tank lead to clutch biting close to end of letting go?


    Bike has only 23k miles and recently serviced.
    Nov 2017 - K1600 GTLE. Previous bikes : R1200 RT, R1150 RT, Honda Deauville 650, Yamaha SR 125

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      Re: Clutch adjustment
      « Reply #1 on: 2018-02-10 13:08:49 »
      I'm not surd if there is anything special about the bleeding screw. Looks like a standard one. If you know the size you can probably get it anywhere.
      But if your bike is recently serviced why would you want to bleed the clutch yourself?
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        Re: Clutch adjustment
        « Reply #2 on: 2018-02-11 15:02:32 »
        It could be your clutch throw-out bearing going out? 

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          Re: Clutch adjustment
          « Reply #3 on: 2018-03-02 08:46:02 »
          It could be your clutch throw-out bearing going out?


          Thanks but what is a throw-out bearing and how can it be adjusted?
          Nov 2017 - K1600 GTLE. Previous bikes : R1200 RT, R1150 RT, Honda Deauville 650, Yamaha SR 125

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            Re: Clutch adjustment
            « Reply #4 on: 2018-03-04 16:57:13 »
            The throw-out bearing is located deep within the clutch area.  It is what takes allows the clutch pin to push against the plates and separate them when the clutch handle is pulled in.  To access the bearing you would have to totally remove the rear end section, IE tire, drive shaft, up to where the clutch housing is.  If you are going to do all that you might as well replace the clutch plates

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              Re: Clutch adjustment
              « Reply #5 on: 2018-03-06 22:12:32 »
              The throw-out bearing is located deep within the clutch area.  ... To access the bearing you would have to totally remove the rear end section...


              Thanks - sounds like far too much work for my level of DIY skills. I was just hoping there might have been a simple adjustment...
              Nov 2017 - K1600 GTLE. Previous bikes : R1200 RT, R1150 RT, Honda Deauville 650, Yamaha SR 125

               

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