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Old 10-18-2018, 10:20 PM
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Clutch disentigrated, left steel wool

The clutch in my wife's 02 RS finally went about 57k. The bike had a light slip during hard acceleration for the last 2000 miles, I don't think she ever even made it slip. My son rode it for a couple of weeks and killed it..all at once. He rode home one night no problem, cranked it next morning, rode out of the parking lot and lost all friction. Said the bike was stuck in neutral. The rear main was leaking so I knew it was coming, I found some strange stuff in the bell housing. Looks like steel wool, l think the organic material broke down and the spit the fibers out in balls. I've never seen anything like it. Is this normal for these bikes when the clutch gets oil soaked. The clutch was even a bmw part, not a cheap copy.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:23 PM
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Re: Clutch disentigrated, left steel wool

Parts are 15% off at MAX this weekend, buy most of what you will need now. This includes pressure plate and spring plate, new nut etc. If you want a Viton O-ring let me know. Don't forget to do all the transmission seals while you have the bike open.
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Re: Clutch disentigrated, left steel wool

If you are going to do the work yourself, or, if you have an independent shop you're going to use, and don't want to pay dealer prices check here, https://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/S...BA_15_45_CA_30

I learned about this just a bit too late to save a whole bunch of $.
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Have your son pay for it!
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Re: Clutch disentigrated, left steel wool

Done! Have only ridden a few miles, but bike seems great. I installed a used clutch set I bought when it started slipping, a year or more ago I think, and now the bike pulls without slipping. It took me a couple of weekends to complete, but it's not a bad job. I think I can get it done much faster when I change out the clutch in my GT.
Thanks to everyone who posted info in the forums, it really helped.
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Re: Clutch disentigrated, left steel wool

Wow - that's one well used clutch.

I suspect that your wire wool was once a set of rivets that have tried to transmit 130 bhp to the gearbox.
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