yechave Posted October 8, 2007 Share Posted October 8, 2007 I have just about 1k miles on this used bike with now just under 36k. The clutch has, since I have the bike, made a strange metallic crunching type sound when I first let the clutch out first use of the day, and sometimes later too. I've never heard any noise like this on any bike I have used or owned since 1974. It is even worse starting out on a steep incline. I started using more rpm's starting out now. The clutch graps with the handle about .5" away from the grip. I seem to have way too much play in the lever, and it takes too much travel to disengage, IMO. I've been too concerned with 3rd gear grinding to have asked the dealer about the clutch and other minor issues, such as the neutral light not working at times (covered on another post). Does this sound normal, in need of adjustment, or something more serious? I have just over a month warranty, and would be concerned if I don't look into this now. How do you know when the clutch is going? I never had a bad clutch on any bike I've owned. First BMW I have used, so not much experience to compare to. Waiting for a manual to arrive so I can do some research on my own. Thanks! Link to comment
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