The clutch on my 1200 RT went out at 14000 miles. I thought if was a seal leak but the shop said it was worn down to the rivets. I believe the shop but I can't understand how this would happen. I don't drive it aggressively. I don't keep my hand on the clutch handle. I was told that the police run through the gears without letting off the throttle and they get 20,000 out of the clutch. Is it possible it's a defect in the material?
It cost a fortune to replace and wasted two days of my vacation. Otherwise, I love the bike but I don't want to be replacing the clutch again in another 14K. Any advice? Thanks.