Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Clutch, slave cylinder, oil type
I have a k1200RS 2003 with 14k . I am noticing that "sometimes" when I press the clutch lever when getting close to stoping (probably in 3rd or 2nd gear yet) it seems the clutch takes a little time to disengage (one second)? and feel like a low clunk noise almost immediately after that?
The clutch and gear when going from neutral to 1st sometimes is just a smooth click, and sometimes is a low clunk If I slowly disengage the lever, I can feel the little rattle in the clutch/gear. Same clunk sometimes when going to 2nd to 3rd. Sometimes is unnoticeable and sometimes is noisy. never happens over 4th gear (4,5 and 6 are just smooth)
With the engine running and in first gear, with the clutch lever pulled in, I can you roll the bike backwards. While the clutch lever is pulled and the bike is in gear, it does not seem to want to pull away or stall. because of this, i believe the clutch master and slave are probably fine.
Once the bike runs for a while (20 minutes) the issue is less noticeable. I have BMW synthetic oil in engine, gearbox and rear wheel drive.
Any ideas of what is wrong?
Thanks for any input