2016 RT clutch question - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By BrzIRT
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old Mar 17th, 2017, 10:01 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
BrzIRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 23
Garage
Question 2016 RT clutch question

I dropped by my dealer to chat and book my running-in first service.

I have previously used the clutch rotating adjustor to bring the lever as close to the bars as possible. But I still find the friction zone to be too far away from the bars. I asked him to bring the fiction zone closer. He says that is not possible. He says there is no more adjustment that can be done. I am kind of confused - that seems like something that should be quite doable.

What do you folks say ? My service is not till next Tuesday so I have a few days to figure out what I need to do..

Thanks

Last edited by BrzIRT; Mar 17th, 2017 at 11:44 pm.
BrzIRT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old Mar 18th, 2017, 5:05 am
LAF
Lifetime Supporter
 
LAF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Harrisburg , PA, USA
Posts: 2,268
Re: 2016 RT clutch question

There is no adjustment. It is done by fluid or hydraulics.

You just need to learn to work with the clutch a bit more. This is what accounts for wear and why you can not adjust the let off point. I have heard others also ask and wonder on the let off point but it is what it is. It is a pretty nice system considering it has been used forever in other bikes with great results.

I guess you need to hit a empty parking lot and practice slow speed to really get a feel for the let off point of the clutch.

Lee
15 R1200 RTLC San Marino Blue Metallic
10 Liquid Silver FJR1300 Sold
O7 Biarritz Blue Metallic LT Totaled 7/17/2010
ATGATT I am breathing proof.
BMW MOA #135959
LAF is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old Mar 18th, 2017, 7:57 am
Senior Member
 
realshelby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Missouri City, Texas, USA
Posts: 154
Re: 2016 RT clutch question

Beyond making sure there is no air in the clutch hydraulic system, there is no internal adjustment. The cams on the levers are all that is provided. I have modified those cams on Suzuki V Stroms to get the takeup point closer to the handlebar. Those bikes have a very late takeup, while I think my 2014 RT has a very average takeup point compared to other bikes.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'14 R 1200 RT '12 DL 650
realshelby is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old Mar 18th, 2017, 8:18 am
Senior Member
 
LIRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 164
Re: 2016 RT clutch question

Jim Von Baden (JVB Productions) posted this on the MOA forums:

https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...tch+adjustment

I have not tried it (yet) but others have reported some success with the procedure.

Current Rides:
2016 R1200RT - Platinum Bronze Metallic
Keyless Ride - Alarm - Shift Assist - Central Locking

1996 VF750C Magna - Pearl Shinning Yellow
V&H Classic II Pipes - Factory Pro Jet Kit
Race Tech Cartridge Emulators & Fork Springs
Progressive 440 Rear Shocks
LIRider is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old Mar 18th, 2017, 12:45 pm
LAF
Lifetime Supporter
 
LAF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Harrisburg , PA, USA
Posts: 2,268
Re: 2016 RT clutch question

Quote:
Originally Posted by LIRider View Post
Jim Von Baden (JVB Productions) posted this on the MOA forums:

https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...tch+adjustment

I have not tried it (yet) but others have reported some success with the procedure.
If you read through that thread there are some mixed results. I personally would not mess with it.

You can see some had some real issues after trying it. And since you have no way to reference what you are doing it is hit or miss. You could screw the pooch and fry your clutch without ever knowing you are doing it until it is gone.

Again I own his CD but this is one procedure I will pass on.

You need to learn how to mange the clutch as it is. The lever adjustment is just that, how far away the lever is from the bar. It may help you with reach which will increase feel a bit.

Lee
15 R1200 RTLC San Marino Blue Metallic
10 Liquid Silver FJR1300 Sold
O7 Biarritz Blue Metallic LT Totaled 7/17/2010
ATGATT I am breathing proof.
BMW MOA #135959
LAF is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old Mar 18th, 2017, 12:53 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
BrzIRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 23
Garage
Cool Re: 2016 RT clutch question

Thanks folks.

Considering the mixed results of the posted procedure I am leaning towards leaving it as is and just doing some extra parking lot practice.

Ain't rocket science and I will get used to it eventually.
LAF likes this.
BrzIRT is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old Mar 23rd, 2017, 4:06 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 13
Re: 2016 RT clutch question

Yep, that's what I did - works great....


Ski
Skibumwi is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community 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









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clutch master cyl. question jbwbhs K1200LT 3 Jun 15th, 2013 4:41 pm
Take off, 'eh? Starting the LT from stop... petevandyke K1200LT 26 May 30th, 2012 9:48 am
05 r1200gs Clutch fluid question? byke33 GS Series 2 Apr 3rd, 2010 5:29 pm
RT Clutch Adjustment Nebish RT Series 17 Apr 1st, 2009 9:51 am
Clutch Repair Question 02lt K1200LT 2 Jun 6th, 2006 11:24 am

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