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    Slipping clutch - Gen 1 with 5100 miles
    on: April 14, 2022, 07:18:17 pm
    April 14, 2022, 07:18:17 pm
    Poo. My 4 weeks new to me, beautiful Gen 1 took me to France, but today the clutch starting slipping under load. Then an hour later I couldn't go faster than 40mph, then another hour later would sit in first gear at standstill with no hands.

    Hoping BMW Assistance is as good as they say.

    Photo was taken today when working fine.


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    Re: Slipping clutch - Gen 1 with 5100 miles
    Reply #1 on: April 14, 2022, 08:18:41 pm
    April 14, 2022, 08:18:41 pm
    start with the simple - is the clutch lever adjusted properly?   (although it sounds like you may have killed the clutch by continuing to ride.)

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    Re: Slipping clutch - Gen 1 with 5100 miles
    Reply #2 on: April 14, 2022, 08:22:17 pm
    April 14, 2022, 08:22:17 pm
    *Originally Posted by the bartender [+]
    start with the simple - is the clutch lever adjusted properly?   (although it sounds like you may have killed the clutch by continuing to ride.)
    It was fine since I had it, fine when I took it to France recently, then today it wasn't, so it's likely operational and not mechanical. Since it was slipping, I only managed around 10 miles so unlikely to damage it to end-of-life equivalent.

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    Re: Slipping clutch - Gen 1 with 5100 miles
    Reply #3 on: April 14, 2022, 09:25:50 pm
    April 14, 2022, 09:25:50 pm
    Wrong oil used to top up?

    (Car oil)

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    Re: Slipping clutch - Gen 1 with 5100 miles
    Reply #4 on: April 14, 2022, 09:27:13 pm
    April 14, 2022, 09:27:13 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ed. [+]
    It was fine since I had it, fine when I took it to France recently, then today it wasn't, so it's likely operational and not mechanical. Since it was slipping, I only managed around 10 miles so unlikely to damage it to end-of-life equivalent.

    It will be mechanical, if the clutch is slipping and the cable adjustment is correct, the clutch is toast and will need to be replaced. Has someone put car engine oil in it..?? Some friction modifiers will quickly kill a wet clutch.

    Smithy.
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    When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather....not screaming like the passengers in his car..!

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    Re: Slipping clutch - Gen 1 with 5100 miles
    Reply #5 on: April 14, 2022, 09:35:57 pm
    April 14, 2022, 09:35:57 pm
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    It will be mechanical, if the clutch is slipping and the cable adjustment is correct, the clutch is toast and will need to be replaced. Has someone put car engine oil in it..?? Some friction modifiers will quickly kill a wet clutch.

    Smithy.
    It was a BMW Approved Used purchase around 4 weeks ago and hasn't been touched.

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    Re: Slipping clutch - Gen 1 with 5100 miles
    Reply #6 on: April 14, 2022, 10:55:46 pm
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    it would be highly unusual for a clutch to go from fine to #### in 1 day, without there being an external cause.

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    Re: Slipping clutch - Gen 1 with 5100 miles
    Reply #7 on: April 14, 2022, 10:59:32 pm
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    *Originally Posted by the bartender [+]
    it would be highly unusual for a clutch to go from fine to #### in 1 day, without there being an external cause.
    Agreed.

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    Re: Slipping clutch - Gen 1 with 5100 miles
    Reply #8 on: April 15, 2022, 02:44:26 pm
    April 15, 2022, 02:44:26 pm
    Only good news being you will have the 2 year warranty with BMW approved used.

    Just as well, although heres hoping you get it sorted in quick time with good weather coming. And especially with such low miles on the clock.

    Good luck and keep us posted.

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    Re: Slipping clutch - Gen 1 with 5100 miles
    Reply #9 on: April 15, 2022, 02:49:40 pm
    April 15, 2022, 02:49:40 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mab1067 [+]
    Only good news being you will have the 2 year warranty with BMW approved used.

    Just as well, although heres hoping you get it sorted in quick time with good weather coming. And especially with such low miles on the clock.

    Good luck and keep us posted.
    All my riding friends are posting pictures and tagging me; gits.

    Will keep this thread updated when I know more.

     



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