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Thread: R1200RT 2009 Clutch Lever Loses Pressure

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    ...brilliant!
    I guess I was in a rush last night when I tried to hold the tabs in with two screwdrivers and couldn't figure what other hand I was 'pose to use to twist the cap...

    Thanks!
    "...the burble of my exhaust unwound like a long cord behind me. Soon my speed snapped it, and I heard only the cry of the wind...." Larry of Arubia

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAPIDDOG View Post
    Like I said, manual says no change necessary, but I want to take a peek.
    Ok -- I didn't see this part anywhere in the thread. In the meantime, it looks like you've been well aided.
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    Thanks for this information. My 09 RT started this as I finished my most recent trip of 3000 miles. I am taking my bike in today with this thread.

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    My RT also failed at about 9500 miles (the last 200+ miles home were, um, interesting). The dealer replaced the slave cylinder & bleed the system. I have about 500 miles since then with no problem. Of course, it took 9500 miles for the failure, so it's hard to tell if the fix is permanent.
    Fred Trimble
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    clutch bleeding

    Hooked up my oil draining pump and sucked air out at the bleeder , good lever now thanks. Woody

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1dinman View Post
    I had the same problem on my '08 GS. Bleeding by the dealer only worked a day or so. Then the dealer received a BMW service bulletin addresseing the issue. It called for rerouting the line from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder and installing a special clip. This eliminated the low spot in the line. Coincidentally after that was done, the slave cylinder leaked and was replaced under warranty. I don't know which thing fixed it, but I haven't had any problem since. Have your dealer check the service bulletins.

    Jay
    Quote Originally Posted by psycle View Post
    Well, got the 09 R1200R w 4100 miles on it back from the dealer today after service for the clutch problems discussed here. It turns out my bike already had the new slave cylinder part installed at the factory. However, my dealer (Lester at Frank's in Essex,VT) guessed that since the 09 GS's had a service bulletin about re-routing the fluid line to remove the loop down before it goes into the slave cylinder. He re-routed it directly across from the down tube to the slave cylinder. He test rode it for 50 mile on the interstate and all was well. I rode it 100 miles home in 6th gear the whole way on the interstates and all is well (I hope!)

    Cy Young/VT
    Ref: 2009 RT
    A similar no clutch pressure/loss of pressure occured on a road trip. Found the closest dealer in Phoenix; they told me there was a recent service bulletin on the problem. They did a full bleed of the system and rerouted the line. Work was completed under warranty at the time. Never had another problem with the system. YMMV

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