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Re: Clutch fails to disengage

Frank, It's a five minute job to pull the starter motor out and peek inside. If you see a lot of clutch plate material in there, you need a new one. If not, perhaps a spline lube would fix you up. Either way, you're going inside. About 12 hours work all told. At 65k miles, just buy a new clutch and do it.

Bob Hadden '05R12GS(former), '62R27, '06 Breva

On May 12, 2007, at 10:42 AM, colson22 wrote:

2000 R1100RT-P
65000 Miles

I purchased this motorcycle a few months ago from an individual, brought it home and had complete service done on the bike by the local dealer. I have been commuting on the bike ever since about 50 miles a day and everything
seemed to be great.

About 1 week ago while stopped at a light I noticed that it was getting difficult to shift in to neutral while at stop lights, but I did not think
much about it.

Yesterday on the way back to work from the bank the the clutch began to fade and would not disenguage. The more times I pulled it, the worse it got. I got back to work, stalled it with the brake and took a look at everything, cable seemed good on both sides and I would adjust it at the hand lever
enough for the trip home i thought.

It lasted about 2 stop lights on the way home then it was gone, luckily I was on the HOV lane and was able to make it to the BMW shop without any stops, still a nerve wracking ride. The shop adjusted the clutch from the tranny side then fade out again. We got to a point where we could disengage
it, however it feels very bad at the lever, like it is overloading the
springs or something.

I have read many posts about clutches burning out and not being able to propel the bike, however nothing about clutches that will not disengage.

I appreciate any input as I am dreading the possibility of changing the
clutch on the rt-p.

Thank you,

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