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    1995 r1100 rsl clutch slip

    My r 1100 rsl just turned over 41k, 3rd owner, no issues until now with the clutch slipping. Is this a typical time that the clutch needs attention? I know everyone's riding habits are different but I'm sure it was a contributing factor to clutch issues.
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    Since you are the third owner, there's no telling what the previous two did.

    No, 41k is not a normal point for a clutch replacement. I did mine on the same model when I lubed the splines @ 80k. Decided to check the clutch while there, and low and behold one side had about 1/3 of the friction material missing. did not slip, no problems shifting.

    Have you tried just adjusting it by the manual yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeman View Post
    My r 1100 rsl just turned over 41k, 3rd owner, no issues until now with the clutch slipping. Is this a typical time that the clutch needs attention? I know everyone's riding habits are different but I'm sure it was a contributing factor to clutch issues.
    Not yet but that's my next step. The previous owner lived in Seattle so maybe the hills helped the clutches demise. We'll see! I'm hoping it's not but then again it'll be nice to learn to do, a clutch too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken F View Post
    Since you are the third owner, there's no telling what the previous two did.

    No, 41k is not a normal point for a clutch replacement. I did mine on the same model when I lubed the splines @ 80k. Decided to check the clutch while there, and low and behold one side had about 1/3 of the friction material missing. did not slip, no problems shifting.

    Have you tried just adjusting it by the manual yet?

    ken
    Thanks Ken! My previous post had the wrong quote. ...haste makes waste! But you got the idea.
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    Check your adjustment not only at the lever, but at the back of the tranny too.

    hopefully that will cure it, but if not, you will learn how to do a clutch, and a spline lube at the same time! lol

    Keep it under your hat though...I've now got my best friends bike in the shop for the same thing, with Pop's waiting in the wings. Don't even have time to work on my own stuff!

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