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Old 04-11-2017, 07:53 AM
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K1300R odd clutch sounds

Hey Folks,

I am new to the BMW brand, and I just purchased a used 2009 K1300R. I took it out yesterday for my first ride and all I have to say is...holy Santa Claus shit that thing is fast.

On my return from the ride, I noticed what seemed to be a different sound in the bottom end of the motor and when I pull the clutch in it goes away, but let go and it comes back again almost like the clutch is staying engaged in neutral. I didn't notice any weird behaviour from the bike while driving or using the quick shifter so I am wondering if this is normal or not. Definitely not what I am used to...but don't want to make something out of nothing.

I have read a lot since yesterday about issues with the K in relation to clutch problems and I am wondering if I am just another victim of poor clutch engineering. Am I worrying for nothing or should I do further investigation?

2009 K1300R 23xxxkms (14375 mi)
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:25 AM
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Re: K1300R odd clutch sounds

It is normal to hear some noise when the clutch is engaged in neutral because when engaged it will be spinning the transmission input shaft, and that is usually audible. If you're not detecting any other problems with the clutch then you probably have nothing to be concerned about.
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Re: K1300R odd clutch sounds

Clutch basket springs rattling. The going away part when you pull in the clutch is the key.
More than you want to know. I think your bike is good to go and the dealer comment " they all do that" is appropriate.
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