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Anyone want to confirm what I think I already know? I took the skid plate off (I think you can see the mounting braket in some photos) and washed the bike with degreaser and a pressure washer. I'm getting about a drop a day.
These photos are at the rear of the engine, where rumor has it, there's a clutch? I think I have some wrenching in my near future.
 

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cfell said:
do not take any long trips... except to your dealer..

Or, when Blaubeemer gets his process documented.... you can 'do it yourself'
Hint....Hint!

+1 to cfell.....you're bike will start to quickly give way in power with a wet clutch. Look at the parts list I ordered from Bentonville, Arkansas BMW....that'll give you a head start if you're going to do the job yourself....if not, it'll give you an idea in what you're looking at for parts (~$700) and about 12 hours of labor!

Later and good luck!
 

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Hint....Hint!

+1 to cfell.....you're bike will start to quickly give way in power with a wet clutch. Look at the parts list I ordered from Bentonville, Arkansas BMW....that'll give you a head start if you're going to do the job yourself....if not, it'll give you an idea in what you're looking at for parts (~$700) and about 12 hours of labor!

Later and good luck!
Anything else needed not on that invoice? I assume that 18.58 part was needed?

I saw no slave, or slave parts on there either. You did not replace them also?

Just getting ready to finalize an order and I have been watching and looking at all the parts list that have been posted.

I assume these pats are good for a 07?

Thanks for any help.
 

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This only a suggestion. If you need a REAL clutch go to Black Hole Exhaust and buy a real clutch for about $325 and while you are there get a complete header system, muffler, fuel rail and preset pressure valve and then enjoy your ride. Rumor has it with these mods you can pull the front wheel off the ground and impress the H crowd. I did and could not be happier.
http://www.rbracing-rsr.com/blackhole/bmwk1200exhausts.html
 

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+1 on Bentonville BMW. Very nice folks - plus Shipping and handling for everything (for my clutch replace) was only $14.50.

LAF, I'm guessing that BlauBeeMr ordered his slave cylinder from Beemer Boneyard (we had talked about that); I'm pretty sure he replaced his. You can get the same one (brand new) through them, for $40-$50 cheaper.
 

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Yep...Beemer Boneyard was the lifesaver. Purchased the slave cylinder and the 12/24K service kit....saved some bucks by doing that and their parts shipping was very timely. When you call Bentonville , ask to speak with Denise or Jerry in the parts department....they are truly committed to their customers. Personally, I will do all my parts business for self repair items through them from here on out!

Not sure about what works on a '99 vs an '07....I'd recommend comparing the parts list on MAX BMW's Online Parts Fische. Good luck!

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+1 on Bentonville BMW. Very nice folks - plus Shipping and handling for everything (for my clutch replace) was only $14.50.

LAF, I'm guessing that BlauBeeMr ordered his slave cylinder from Beemer Boneyard (we had talked about that); I'm pretty sure he replaced his. You can get the same one (brand new) through them, for $40-$50 cheaper.
 

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321markd said:
This only a suggestion. If you need a REAL clutch go to Black Hole Exhaust and buy a real clutch for about $325 and while you are there get a complete header system, muffler, fuel rail and preset pressure valve and then enjoy your ride. Rumor has it with these mods you can pull the front wheel off the ground and impress the H crowd. I did and could not be happier.
http://www.rbracing-rsr.com/blackhole/bmwk1200exhausts.html

Mark, I have their site bookmarked, and been toying with the idea of using some of their products. Specifically, what's your opinion of thier clutch? Which one did you go with?
Thanks,
Frank
 

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Quick question: should there be a hole drilled in the area where you can see that drop of oil forming?
 

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Mark, I have their site bookmarked, and been toying with the idea of using some of their products. Specifically, what's your opinion of thier clutch? Which one did you go with?
Thanks,
Frank
Franck
I used the RSR Street 360 Kevlar Sprung. This next winter is tear down time and I am toying around with a complete upgrade to a RS specs and a turbo. I figure she can not fall off if I leave the seat back and the case on.
I think next summer I will throw down the gauntlet to see who has the fastest K1200lt in the world at the BUB Nationals, Rules will be stock fairing, DOT tires, Back case and back rest must be on in factory original position and a minimum 24 in windscreen height. Other wise it will be in the run what you brung catogory. I you use Ice cold water to wash the bike off it will not rust. That is how we do it in Wis.
 

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Mark, I have their site bookmarked, and been toying with the idea of using some of their products. Specifically, what's your opinion of thier clutch? Which one did you go with?
Thanks,
Frank
Most of us have come to think of this Company and it's parts as vapor parts. No one to my knowledge has run any of their LT parts.

Not even sure a Black Hole for a LT has been run let alone all the other stuff they mention.

I ran a set of their pipes on my Road Glide. Nice headers and muffler, took a VERY long time to get and their customer service and tech service leaves a whole lot to be desired.

If you get a clutch from them please post up what it looks like. I wont hold my breath for you to post it though.

While I admit I would use every bit of what they have, what they have has never been know or run by anyone I have seen posting here.

I think I would just do the OEM route and be done with it. At least that is what I am gathering parts for.

Hope you get squared away.
 

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Lee,
Am I correct in the feeling that we're in the same boat here (up the same creek, sans paddles), that you too are getting ready to replace clutch and seals?
 

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Lee,
Am I correct in the feeling that we're in the same boat here (up the same creek, sans paddles), that you too are getting ready to replace clutch and seals?
No i just want the parts on the shelf.

I know it sounds insane, but I try to gather what parts fail on a LT so I have them. For me the breaking of a part is bad, but waiting on parts to fix it drives me crazy.

I hope to never need them but since it is to "Death Do Us Part" for me and the LT, It wont hurt to have them.

I wish I was closer I would come and help you out. If I was you, I would see if you can call out for a Tech Session in your neck of the woods and see if you can get some experienced people over to show you around the clutch area.

Now I did pull my drive train to drill the Slave weep hole and that was not too bad, but I think you are only about a 1/3rd of the way to getting the job done on that procedure, maybe close to half?

Again I hope you get squared away and there are plenty here who can help you if you get into a spot and need help.
 

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A little reply to LAF from the boys at RB Racing/ Black Hole

Reader <[email protected]> wrote:
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>> Some people just have a lot of time on their hands.
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>> Like you.
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>> As for us we just keep making parts.
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>> FYI we have made more BMW parts than you can count.
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>> We also own 5 BMWs.
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>> When you have made thousands of BMW parts and over 600 BMW turbo systems get back to us.
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>> When you have set speed records get back to us.
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>> In the meantime, sit on your couch keep up the criticism.
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>> We keep expanding and selling more.
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>> Try to keep your job so you'll have time to keep up your hobby of bad mouthing people you have no relationship with.
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>> If you want to stop by call first and we can give you an attitude check.
 

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Just wondering why the clutch ? Was yours soaked with oil ? Isn't there a much better one than stock ?
 

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Not entirely sure what you're asking. Generally speaking, when something starts to leak, like my rear main seal, or in other cases, the slave valve, or transmission, the clutch gets soaked, then fails.
In my case, my clutch hasn't failed. So if your question is related to "why I'm replacing my clutch", answer would be: might as well since I'm in there anyway. Can't see doing all that work and putting a partially worn plate, or any other part for that matter, back in.
I've always been curious as to why others haven't "upgraded" their clutch, like the one mentioned. I'll have to do some thinking now that I'm in this deep.
 

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Yea buddy, their typical Bullshit and attitude shine through.

Well if you can find someone out of the thousands of LT owners on this Forum that have run their products then talk to me, until then, take the Blue Pill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A little reply to LAF from the boys at RB Racing/ Black Hole

Reader <[email protected]> wrote:
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>> Some people just have a lot of time on their hands.
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>> Like you.
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>> As for us we just keep making parts.
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>> FYI we have made more BMW parts than you can count.
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>> We also own 5 BMWs.
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>> When you have made thousands of BMW parts and over 600 BMW turbo systems get back to us.
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>> When you have set speed records get back to us.
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>> In the meantime, sit on your couch keep up the criticism.
>>
>> We keep expanding and selling more.
>>
>> Try to keep your job so you'll have time to keep up your hobby of bad mouthing people you have no relationship with.
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>> If you want to stop by call first and we can give you an attitude check.
 

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Marketing.....in a sinister, snide, and sarcastic way...we're obviously not worthy.:bowdown:
Makes me want to go right to them as a customer........chaaaaaa. Since they have such a great product and have several great things to prove as such, you'd think they'd do some R&D on their attitude and potential customer relations. :think:

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>> Some people just have a lot of time on their hands.
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>> Like you.
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>> As for us we just keep making parts.
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>> FYI we have made more BMW parts than you can count.
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>> We also own 5 BMWs.
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>> When you have made thousands of BMW parts and over 600 BMW turbo systems get back to us.
>>
>> When you have set speed records get back to us.
>>
>> In the meantime, sit on your couch keep up the criticism.
>>
>> We keep expanding and selling more.
>>
>> Try to keep your job so you'll have time to keep up your hobby of bad mouthing people you have no relationship with.
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>> If you want to stop by call first and we can give you an attitude check.
 

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BlauBeeMr said:
:wack:
Marketing.....in a sinister, snide, and sarcastic way...we're obviously not worthy.:bowdown:
Makes me want to go right to them as a customer........chaaaaaa. Since they have such a great product and have several great things to prove as such, you'd think they'd do some R&D on their attitude and potential customer relations. :think:
They have not changed in 10 years. Any Harley forum is just overflowing with what a group of idiots they are. I speak from a purchase experience, and while the product is nice, getting it, and getting it right is a very long and expensive Journey. I know as it was me and my money. Wrong bends, sloppy coating, long and outrageous wait times, and the most arrogant people to talk to in the world. And it is always someone else s fault, the powder coater, the supplier, blah, blah. I was never there but others have and I have been told it is total disarray, and looks like "white trash" gone bad.

Hey deal with who you want, but like I say there is over 10 years of LT wisdom here on this forum, and can anyone say they have run or used ANY of these idiots products? With the exception of 321markd who says he has the Full Monty?

Nothing in it but I know BS when I see it! Let alone spending money to experience it firsthand as I did.
 

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I e-mailed them yesterday to ask if any of their clutch materials were resistent to oil. I wondered if something like their ceramic would more or less fend off the clutch problems associated with our leaks. The sum total of response I got was "oil is not good for any clutch".
Guess that was a nice way of saying "No", ours are no better than anyone elses. I think.
Suffice it to say, I won't be asking any more questions. Buying from them is out of the question for me.
 
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