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Offline JTL

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Heavy clutch pull
« on: April 27, 2017, 11:25:11 AM »
I got very used to the light clutch on my previous bike (Versys 1000 Mk2).
Has anyone lightened the clutch pull on the XR?

I did notice that the lever on the engine has a sodding great spring on it.  I wondered if fitting a lighter spring might help??
BMW have so far not heard of a "slip/assist clutch"!

Offline Karlb

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Re: Heavy clutch pull
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 05:24:05 PM »
I would be careful changing parts around on the clutch assembly, may adversely affect cruise control, and quick shifter, just be prepared to put it all back to stock.
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Offline Troppo

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Re: Heavy clutch pull
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017, 02:44:57 AM »
You only need it when starting and stopping...

Offline smithy

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Re: Heavy clutch pull
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 03:41:44 AM »
I doubt that external spring on the linkage/lever is your issue, I believe it's only there as a return spring for the lever...they have a normal coil spring and a few heavy "diaphragm" type springs inside which may be the culprit. I don't think it's any heavier than my old hydraulic Blackbird clutch though..

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=0D43-BRA-03-2017-K49-BMW-S_1000_XR_0D43_&diagId=21_0244

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