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    Clutch question?

    I just have a question about how far the clutch lever should be pulled before the clutch would release?
    I have a 2001 R1150gs with 39000 miles on it. I did a spline lube at 35000 miles and its always been like this, I dont have to pull the lever more than a half inch and it release right away.
    My son have a 2004 R1150gs with 50000 miles on it and on his bike I have to pull the lever at least half way through the travel before it will release.
    I'm just curious to now why there is such a difference? The clutch plate measured ok when I did the spline lube, but its been like that for as long as I can remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarelp View Post
    I just have a question about how far the clutch lever should be pulled before the clutch would release?
    I have a 2001 R1150gs with 39000 miles on it. I did a spline lube at 35000 miles and its always been like this, I dont have to pull the lever more than a half inch and it release right away.
    My son have a 2004 R1150gs with 50000 miles on it and on his bike I have to pull the lever at least half way through the travel before it will release.
    I'm just curious to now why there is such a difference? The clutch plate measured ok when I did the spline lube, but its been like that for as long as I can remember.
    Are they both hydraulic clutch actuation or is his a cable?

    If his is hydraulic I think there is air in the system and that the fluid should be flushed and the system bled.
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    They are both hydraulic. I know mine is bled out with new fluid. Which one is normal?

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