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    Question Replacing clutch parts. '07 R1200RT

    I have been servicing airheads since 72 including clutch repairs.

    Am wondering if I should attempt similar work on my Hexhead. Is it much more difficult?

    rod Walli

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    Quote Originally Posted by 43082 View Post
    I have been servicing airheads since 72 including clutch repairs.

    Am wondering if I should attempt similar work on my Hexhead. Is it much more difficult?

    rod Walli
    go for it...can't be much different than my 13RT that i just did...a little tedious but very doable in about 10-12hours

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    Pretty simple, the 10 to 12 hours is an accurate time frame for your first go at it. The only issues I had were not having enough hands to put the wiring back around the rear frame as I was mating it back up with the engine. Good luck, post some pictures if you can.
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    I did mine and I'm no mechanic.
    I followed the instructions on the BMW RSD DVD with no issue
    I'm not that fast, it took me over 20hrs to do it. (Took my time and some pictures to make sure it looked the same as before after putting it back together...)
    I replaced the OEM clutch disc with a heavy duty oil & heat resistant kevlar disc.
    You need two people to separate and reconnect the two half of the bike. (I did)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dann View Post
    I did mine and I'm no mechanic.
    I followed the instructions on the BMW RSD DVD with no issue
    I'm not that fast, it took me over 20hrs to do it. (Took my time and some pictures to make sure it looked the same as before after putting it back together...)
    I replaced the OEM clutch disc with a heavy duty oil & heat resistant kevlar disc.
    You need two people to separate and reconnect the two half of the bike. (I did)
    Is it sufficient to replace the clutch disc (and I'm guessing bolts), or do the other parts of the clutch also need to be replaced when clutch is worn out?

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    Clutch and pressure plate recomended
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    Clutch and pressure plate recomended
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    That's what I did
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    replace of clutch

    Thanks to all for the encouragement. I am somewhat meticulous so my guess it may take a bit longer than 12 hours.
    I also need to do something about the ABS system which is intermittent ... works well if temp s below fifty degrees, until I hit a bump.

    Thanks again, Rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by 43082 View Post
    Thanks to all for the encouragement. I am somewhat meticulous so my guess it may take a bit longer than 12 hours.
    I also need to do something about the ABS system which is intermittent ... works well if temp s below fifty degrees, until I hit a bump.

    Thanks again, Rod
    The dealer charges 20hrs labor for the job.

    It took me 24hrs

    enjoy
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    Wow! That's what, $1,800 $2,000 just for labor plus another grand (at BMW OEM parts rates) in parts. Yeah. I would take me 80 hours but I have way more time than money (and I work full time) so wrenching will be me when my clutch finally decides to go. Of course, at only 18k miles, hopefully that won't be for a long time, if ever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 43082 View Post
    Thanks to all for the encouragement. I am somewhat meticulous so my guess it may take a bit longer than 12 hours.
    I also need to do something about the ABS system which is intermittent ... works well if temp s below fifty degrees, until I hit a bump.

    Thanks again, Rod
    I had the dealer bleed my brakes after I did my clutch, that is one thing I've never had good luck doing, money well spent in my way of thinking.
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