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Re: What have you done to your BMW today?

Postby thanatos1224 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:33 pm

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JimVonBaden wrote:Helped a friend change his clutch, slave, clutch hose and clean/adjust his pivot bearings on his 04 R1150GS. Not bad, took 7 hours. His clutch disc was fried, and the pressure plate was definitely overheated at some point.

I'm curious how many miles that clutch had on it?

Something like 50K miles. It was very obviously abused at some point.

Jim :cool:



50K? Is that a normal thing for 50K?
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Re: What have you done to your BMW today?

Postby thanatos1224 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:06 pm

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Well seeing it was a balming 30 degree yesterday I gave Gertrude a bath. :-) Oh and ordered two tires, the rear is ready to be changed and the front is close too.
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Re: What have you done to your BMW today?

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:28 pm

thanatos1224 wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:
R4R&R wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:Helped a friend change his clutch, slave, clutch hose and clean/adjust his pivot bearings on his 04 R1150GS. Not bad, took 7 hours. His clutch disc was fried, and the pressure plate was definitely overheated at some point.

I'm curious how many miles that clutch had on it?

Something like 50K miles. It was very obviously abused at some point.

Jim :cool:



50K? Is that a normal thing for 50K?

No, it was abused.
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Re: What have you done to your BMW today?

Postby thanatos1224 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:32 pm

thanatos1224 wrote:
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Well seeing it was a balming 30 degree yesterday I gave Gertrude a bath. :-) Oh and ordered two tires, the rear is ready to be changed and the front is close too.


So 3 hours of TLC later and Gertrude is wearing a new pair of tires. Decided to put the Michelin Road 5 Trails since I have had such good luck with the Michelin Pilot 4s. It was funny yesterday as I was coming out of the garage I could hear the squeaking from then-new rubber. :-)
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Re: What have you done to your BMW today?

Postby mlytle » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:47 pm

complete spline lube on k1100rs

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Re: What have you done to your BMW today?

Postby thanatos1224 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:08 pm

mlytle wrote:complete spline lube on k1100rs

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Well that beats me just putting on new tires :-)
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Re: What have you done to your BMW today?

Postby mlytle » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:07 pm

thanatos1224 wrote:Well that beats me just putting on new tires :-)


my alternate caption was,
"dumped my entire tool box on the floor under a BMW"

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Re: What have you done to your BMW today?

Postby Henri2 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:59 am

Installed my new carbon beak.
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Re: What have you done to your BMW today?

Postby thanatos1224 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:13 pm

That was an expensive piece of carbon!
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Re: What have you done to your BMW today?

Postby R4R&R » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:02 pm

JimVonBaden wrote:No, it was abused.

I wasn't exactly "easy" on my R1150R clutch and it was still holding strong at 165k miles! Maybe my abuse wasn't as much, but I didn't baby it...
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Re: What have you done to your BMW today?

Postby bdimon » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:09 am

JimVonBaden wrote:I'm curious how many miles that clutch had on it?
Something like 50K miles. It was very obviously abused at some point.

Jim :cool:

I had my clutch replaced at 126,000 miles. I think that is long for a dry clutch. I use the friction zone all the time in traffic but I keep the revs low. I also try not to jump off the line from a stop.
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