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    Ambassador since 1984 macstudley's Avatar
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    How long should a clutch last?

    I have a 1984 R100RS that I bought new. It has 170K+ and it still has the original clutch. I bought new clutch parts over ten years ago when I worked at a dealership.
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    I have over 400,000 miles on my clutch on my R100RS, still had lots of material left when I measured it 16,000 miles ago.

    We ride 2 up a lot and pull a Bushtec Trailer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl Cainey View Post
    I have over 400,000 miles on my clutch on my R100RS, still had lots of material left when I measured it 16,000 miles ago.

    We ride 2 up a lot and pull a Bushtec Trailer!
    That's amazing. I plan for this to be my last BMW.
    Aren't you an ambassador?
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    How long should a clutch last?

    Indefinitely if you do not have to start from a stop or shift gears.

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    How long should a clutch last?
    400,000 miles??? !!! Wow.
    185,000 miles!!! ??? Not bad at all.
    I have seen a new clutch last one weekend. Of course, that was a teenage girl learning to drive a stick.
    (Oh, not a BMW clutch.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by macstudley View Post
    That's amazing. I plan for this to be my last BMW.
    Aren't you an ambassador?
    Yes I am, see the Ambassador Avitar

    My 1977 R100RS has 516,000 miles on it now with 2nd 1984 engine at around 400,000 miles.
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    Airheads magazine has a non stop ad from a clutch service so somebody is starting & shifting more than the 400k/500k miles e.g.?
    My 51k project /5 is a "spring chicken" perhaps?
    "If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.

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    Never had to replace a clutch...R60/6 has about 125,000 commuter miles on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl Cainey View Post
    Yes I am, see the Ambassador Avitar

    My 1977 R100RS has 516,000 miles on it now with 2nd 1984 engine at around 400,000 miles.
    I'll have to change to the new Ambassador Avitar. Now, if only I could only figure out how to do that.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by macstudley View Post
    I'll have to change to the new Ambassador Avitar. Now, if only I could only figure out how to do that.....
    Go to Settings in the upper right. Select Edit Avatar on the left. Unfortunately, the new avatar Darryl is using he made himself...or something like that. It is not part of the standard avatar set. If he will send you that avatar, then you just use the Settings panel to upload it.
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