Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Everson, WA, USA
Re: Mildly slipping clutch on '02 w/25K
Well, back again on two wheels, not much fun driving the truck to work each day...
In talking to the BMW (ouch) mechanic he found that the clutch slave had failed and seal leaking dot 4 oil into the clutch housing causing the whole damn thing needing to be replaced. So he replaced the input gearbox seal, output, input gearbox housing ,rear main seal,friction plate, intermediate plate, pressure plate, clutch housing and a whole bunch of other pieces I won't go into. The reason (drum roll please) the slave failed was not changing the dot 4 brake fluid often enough (according to him). Regular maintenance is key to a long life, damn I hate it when I get caught not performing general upkeep. I just had the brakes flushed a bit over a year ago but,,,,, I don't know what the other owners records/maintenance was like.Just goes to show you (me more so) if you're purchasing a used bike or anything these days try and get the records and maintenance performed and review them before money exchanges hands. I just thought it was so shiny and pretty that I bought it, but, then again it could just be age(I hate that even more).
Bruce and Kris
Developing Land Pirates
'02 1200LTC -Totaled and missed 4/15
Y2K 1150 GS -