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post #1 of 13 Old Oct 22nd, 2008, 1:49 pm Thread Starter
 
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Is there a way to adjust clutch travel?

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I am not wrench head, but it is a hydraulic, and the only thing that you can adjusts is the clutch lever for finger reach...........I could be wrong.

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nope you are spot on not adjustable

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Re: Clutch - K12LT

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, why, specifically, do you ask if the clutch is adjustable...?

It is operated hydraulically... like your brakes... if your clutch is not fully disengaging you could have air in the line or a failing master or slave(more likely)..

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Re: Clutch - K12LT

No issues with disengagement, the clutch itself works properly.
I was trying to reduce the clutch lever travel, the clutch engagement is too far out; and i thought it was possible some kind of adjustment to bring it (engagement) more close in.

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Re: Clutch - K12LT

I have "adjustable" levers on my '05 LT..

Do you? It's a little wheel on the lever with numbers.

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Re: Clutch - K12LT

I do have adjustble levers, even ajusting the clutch one to the closest position to the hand grip, still is way far the clutch engagement.

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May be there is an adjustment
Check sketch in below site - screw No 13 could the adjustment
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...29&hg=32&fg=10
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...the clutch engagement is too far out; and i thought it was possible some kind of adjustment to bring it (engagement) more close in.
I think that is by design. I remember reading on here something about shifting to just barely squeeze the clutch to shift. Pulling it all the way in is not needed as it is on other bikes.

Found it: http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26239

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May be there is an adjustment
Check sketch in below site - screw No 13 could the adjustment
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...29&hg=32&fg=10
It could be.. just remember.. the clutch Master Cylinder needs a certain amount of "travel" to move enough fluid to disengage the clutch. Also, when "released" you need a little play so that the fluid in the hose can be fully released. Any residual pressure will keep the Slave engaged with the throwout bearing... not good.

If it is really an issue, perhaps you can see if someone here has a "spare" clutch lever off a parted-out (breaker) bike. Take the lever to an aluminum(alumi-ni-yum) shop and have them cut the lever and weld at a closer angle. Be sure to sketch an outline on paper so you know how far you can "move" it toward the handlebar.

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I understand,

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Re: Clutch - K12LT

The only time i use the clutch any more is to take off and down shift. My LT up shifts very smooth, even better than using the clutch.

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