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TOPIC: HELP! My Baby, a 2000 R1150GS is in Need of a Clutch.

HELP! My Baby, a 2000 R1150GS is in Need of a Clutch. 1 year 11 months ago #912

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Hello,

I'm new to the club and before I could even go on a breakfast ride, my clutch went on my bike. The motor revs, but the clutch slips and does not match with acceleration. I am unemployed and broke, so I really don't want to borrow money to pay a garage. I'd rather try to DIY, with a little help. Who am I kidding, a lot of help.

I am located in Pitcairn right outside of Monroeville. Please help me get in contact with someone who can help with this project.

I can limp the bike to wherever for a reasonable distance. Or we can work on it in my Grandparents garage. Will pay decent money for your help, and a case of beer if you're interested.

Thanks for the help. Glad to be apart of the club.

Tim Frost
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HELP! My Baby, a 2000 R1150GS is in Need of a Clutch. 1 year 11 months ago #914

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Hi Tim -

First off welcome, I see by your number you are from NH. While I wasn't born in NH I do consider NH/ME my "home" ... that's where my roots are. I've been here in western PA for about six years now (LONG YEARS) and only moved here to help my grandparents because of their age.

How many miles on you 1150? Have you tried to flush the fluid? Swapping the clutch on your bike is not a simple or quick process. The frame has to be split to R/R the clutch. That is why the dealer is so expensive ... the parts are relatively cheap but the job is labor intensive. I would try to flush the fluid before splitting the frame - it's very possible that could solve the problem (without me being there with eyes on your bike). Even if it doesn't solve your problem you have $10 worth of materials and maybe 30 minutes of your time!

I would offer you a hand but I am not in PA now. Good luck ...

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HELP! My Baby, a 2000 R1150GS is in Need of a Clutch. 1 year 11 months ago #919

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It has probably close to 90-100k miles. (The odometer broke a while back.) I'll look at the clutch fluid, but I got it changed with the slave a year or two ago.
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Re:HELP! My Baby, a 2000 R1150GS is in Need of a Clutch. 1 year 11 months ago #924

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Re:HELP! My Baby, a 2000 R1150GS is in Need of a Clutch. 1 year 11 months ago #925

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Re:HELP! My Baby, a 2000 R1150GS is in Need of a Clutch. 3 months 1 week ago #1649

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Hi,

Sorry to have to dropout for a year or two. Interested STILL in getting my Beemer fixed. It's been sitting all this time. :(

I was in touch with someone from the club, but I lost touch with him a long while back.

Offer still stands: if anyone can help me with my bike that would be great. I have the money saved up but I'd like to avoid EM of Wexford because I know they're expensive and my bike is only worth maybe $4300 if it was all fixed up.

So if you know any gearheads or even a garage where I can get it done that again would be awesome.

Can't wait to go riding again.

Thanks again,

Tim Frost
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