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    R1250GS TE clutch query

    I’ve had my Gs now about 500 miles, I’ve adjusted the clutch lever as close to the grip as I can, but I’ve noticed it bites right at the end(outer) of the travel.
    There’s a very short distance between bite and full engagement
    It has made for a few interesting hill starts with Mrs Mad on the back. Is this normal?

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    Once you get used to it you won't even notice it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smug View Post
    Once you get used to it you won't even notice it.
    So it’s meant to bite just at the very end of its travel?

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    Doesn't a clutch normally bite towards the end of the lever travel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smug View Post
    Doesn't a clutch normally bite towards the end of the lever travel?
    Only time I’ve ever had a clutch bite just before the end of travel, even in a car, it either needs adjusted( which I don’t believe is possible in a hydraulic clutch) or when it’s coming to the end of its life

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    I'll have a look at/feel of mine (600 miles) next ride, but certainly raise it at the 600 mile run in service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by developer View Post
    I'll have a look at/feel of mine (600 miles) next ride, but certainly raise it at the 600 mile run in service.
    ThereÂ’s almost 11k on the bike , warranty expires jan 22

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    Can’t say I noticed anything peculiar about the 1250 clutch compared to my 5 previous 1200s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
    Can’t say I noticed anything peculiar about the 1250 clutch compared to my 5 previous 1200s.
    How far does your clutch bite? Any other bike I’ve had the clutch engages fully, noticeably before the end of the lever travel and there’s a bit lever of travel after the clutch has engaged fully

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    Does the 1250 still have the adjuster screw on the inside of the lever

    I saved a guy replacing a clutch when I realised someone had been playing with that lever even a mm of movement would disengage / engage the clutch right a the end of its travel I just adjusted the screw out to give a little more free feel

    Have you adjusted the lever so it is closer to the bars and easier to reach
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrFarkoff View Post
    Does the 1250 still have the adjuster screw on the inside of the lever

    I saved a guy replacing a clutch when I realised someone had been playing with that lever even a mm of movement would disengage / engage the clutch right a the end of its travel I just adjusted the screw out to give a little more free feel

    Have you adjusted the lever so it is closer to the bars and easier to reach
    Thanks, yes I’ve it adjusted as close as it will go, I didn’t think there was any further adjustment possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by madasadad View Post
    Thanks, yes I’ve it adjusted as close as it will go, I didn’t think there was any further adjustment possible
    Looks like a different design of lever from predecessors

    Might be time to hit BM Belfast with an Enquiry ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madasadad View Post
    I’ve had my Gs now about 500 miles, I’ve adjusted the clutch lever as close to the grip as I can, but I’ve noticed it bites right at the end(outer) of the travel.
    There’s a very short distance between bite and full engagement
    It has made for a few interesting hill starts with Mrs Mad on the back. Is this normal?
    Yes the lever travel on the bite point is quite limited on them, a bit on/off, but as already mentioned you’ll soon get used to it

    Just to throw a spinner in the works, some folks find the bite point is not always consistent on LCs, it can “move” a little sometimes

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