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Offlinee7navy1999

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    K16 Clutch Maintenance
    « on: 2014-07-06 22:27:34 »
    has anyone ever flushed their clutch fluid?  I did my brakes last fall and now I think it a good idea to keep the clutch fluid fresh as well.  Just wondering where the bleeder is and the steps to perform a clutch fluid flush.  Thanks in advanced.  Pictures would be helpful as well

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      Re: K16 Clutch Maintenance
      « Reply #1 on: 2014-07-13 17:42:53 »
      I search youtube and did not find anyone that has documented the clutch bleed.  Sure could use some help.  My fluid is very dirty looking and just want fresh fluid to keep the o-rings in good shape

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        Re: K16 Clutch Maintenance
        « Reply #2 on: 2014-07-13 18:43:50 »
        I think the clutch uses a different type of fluid and it might be the same as used on the R1200GS. It might be worth a look there to see if there is anything out there.
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        Re: K16 Clutch Maintenance
        « Reply #3 on: 2014-07-13 19:57:47 »
        You will find all you need in the documentation section:
        https://k6gtl.com/K6_sm/21_52_Clutch_actuation_%28hydraulics%29.pdf

        Remember to use the original organic  fluid - NOT any DOT3/4/5 etc !!!!

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          Re: K16 Clutch Maintenance
          « Reply #4 on: 2014-07-13 20:12:54 »
          I understood that the clutch fluid never has to be changed, because it's a different kind of hydraulic oil (Vitamol V10) and not brake oil (DOT 3, 4 OR 5).
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            Re: K16 Clutch Maintenance
            « Reply #5 on: 2014-07-27 15:06:24 »
            Thanks for all the tips.  From my research the clutch fluid is a special BMW oil and does not need service until one needs new plates...after about 150,000 to 200,000 miles depending on driving conditions.