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  • Offline barnsyuk   gb

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    Offline barnsyuk

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    Clutch Slipping and Cruise Control
    on: January 04, 2018, 09:01:09 am
    January 04, 2018, 09:01:09 am
    Out for my first ride of 2018 yesterday, bike not been used for about 5-6 weeks. Clutch felt a bit funny and slipping slightly but put it down to bike not been used and maybe dry plates or something similar. After riding for a while it seemed to settle down but the clutch release point seemed to be at the end of the clutch lever travel (more so than usual). Well on my home picked up a fast dual carriageway and tried to use the cruise control, nada, it didn't work and I couldn't get it to work. The road I was on passes close to the dealers so I diverted and spoke to the service guy, we went to look at the lever and found it wasn't releasing fully, he had the mechanic look at the clutch and the cruise control there and then. Luckily it turned out to be a quick fix, the clutch cable needed lubricating and once released and working correctly the cruise also worked, as we all know when you touch any levers on the bike it knocks the cruise out and because the clutch lever wasn't returning fully the cruise wouldn't engage. So a big thanks to Chandlers BMW in Portslade and a lesson for all.
    Do I have a retirement plan, hell yes I plan to ride.

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    Re: Clutch Slipping and Cruise Control
    Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 10:31:31 am
    January 04, 2018, 10:31:31 am
    Glad you got it fixed, hats off to Chandlers  :028: