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2005 clutch k1200s

Postby doug s on Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:38 am

hi just got my k1200s it has 1000 miles i live in Texas and i drove this bike for four hundred miles and the clutch is slipping i got a warranty however the clutch is not under warranty was there a recall on this bike and what was the repair and did it fix it
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Re: 2005 clutch k1200s

Postby mondrage on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:07 pm

Doug,
I'm going through the same thing with a K12R '06.
The clutch is slipping. But my clutch has 70,000KM on it. that about 44,000mi.

There were many recalls, and I'm sure someone here has the proper instructions, and have actually done it.
They replace the whole gearbox, as the clutch basket would wear unevenly, damaged gear forks/dogs, and what not.

I would suggest that you change the oil, to the proper oil.
You should use Castrol Power Racing 4T 5W40.
Please read my post about it in this same page "Alternative Oils".
If that bike has regular motor oil, the clutch will slip.

Let's hope that it's just that. Otherwise, you are looking to a very costly gearbox replacement, or just the clutch pack (which is what I'm doing).
Let me know what you find.
Cheers,
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Re: 2005 clutch k1200s

Postby Boydy on Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:49 am

I've got an 06 K1200S with 22000 K's on it and the clutch sounds like it's starting to slip every now and then. I've recently changed the oil and used Shell 10W40 Full Synthetic and am wondering if thats the cause of the problem. If anyones had a similar problem let me know I might dump that oil and fill with something else. Other than that the bike is great and a real head turner and with an Akrapovic system really sounds as good as it looks. Gary.
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Re: 2005 clutch k1200s

Postby mondrage on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:05 pm

Boydy,

in my very own experience, after I replaced the clutch pack, and everything.
There wasn't anything wrong with the clutch, or clutch pack.

If you feel that the clutch is disengaging way out there, or just feel it weird, it might just be that your clutch master cylinder/slave cylinder gave out.
That's what happened to mine.
It's worth to check it out. Replace the mineral oil, it might be getting stuck...
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HD Sportster Nightster XL1200N 2009 --- sold
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Re: 2005 clutch k1200s

Postby Bernardo on Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:03 pm

Hi Boydy, welcome to the forum :)

I've recently changed the oil and used Shell 10W40 Full Synthetic

Just be sure is for bikes, the label must show " suitable for wet clutch" or something like this.

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I Think Castrol Power 1 Racing (10W40 or 5W40) is the best, but this is like Parfums....
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Re: 2005 clutch k1200s

Postby kpavey on Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:33 am

Howdy Boydy

Another Aussie K bloke - way cool!

The JASO MA means motorcycle oil and hence suitable for a wet clutch. Personally I'm a Motul 300V man but as Bernardo said, everyone has their flavour. You can use Castrol Mineral Oil Plus for the clutch reservoir, its used on Rolls Royce air suspension units and available easily from Auto Parts stores. PM me if you want to talk real time about K ownership/servicing questions as I'm near Melbourne, have had a lot of mine apart already and I'm on your time zone. Cheers.
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