brselman said:The 2012 R1200R does NOT "clunk" going into first gear!
Tom,12R12RT said:From neutral, mine goes silently halfway into first. A bit of clutch results in a satisfying noise, indicating it has engaged first gear.
Call it a clunk, a snick, or what ever you wish.
Still learning how not to CLUNK on a down shift from 2 to 1. I know how to do it, but am still learning to do it consistently.
Yes, a blip of the throttle. But not too much, as then I get that over-revved squid-dork thing going.TeSmSp said:How do you do it? If I blip the throttle a bit, it clunks less in mine.
2007 RT, with 23,000 miles
I have the same on my 2010 1200GS with 12k miles. I bought it with 8k miles. I have had 44 motorcycles over 50 years and raced motocross and national enduros. This is my first BMW so I thought it is "normal". I finally traded for a while while riding with my friend's 2012 1200GS and his has NO clunk ever when on and off of throttle. Yes, I know what driveline play is and I know about clunk when putting in first gear. This is NEITHER of those. This does not always make the noise. Most often and most pronounced when in first and get on and off throttle. You can also hear when on throttle in first and just pull in the clutch. Does not always happen however. It will even do to a lesser degree when cruising easily in 6th gear and just gently let off of throttle. Again, NOT driveline slop.Hi all just wondering if anyone has noticed a clunk either from the clutch or gearbox at slow speed say in a parking lot in first gear when you are on and off the gas or engaging and releasing the clutch only at slow speeds Thanks
2,500 rpm in 4th 5th & 6th???? THAT is the reason for your clunk! Get the rpm up higher before you change. The RT loves to run at higher rpm (than a typical cruiser, say)!hi, have you found a solution to your driveline clunk when turning the throttle on and off ? Mine does it on 4th, 5th and 6th gears between 2500 and 3500 rpm and it's worrying me.