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Clutch issue
01/17/19 at 06:25:16
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Hi There,

I just bought myself a 1979 bmw r65 and he's doeing great but one question. I'll try to describe it as good as I can in English Smiley
I adjust the clutch as described in the manual and then it goes smooth, but after a half hour riding the clutch gets harder. I mean the clutch takes on abruptly then.

Anybody recognises this?

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Re: Clutch issue
Reply #1 - 01/17/19 at 06:58:21
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I don't recognise the symtoms of the clutch becoming abrupt after some use but airhead clutches are by their nature a little abrupt compared to typical multiplate motorcycle clutches. 

It might be worth having a look at the clutch release bearing which on a 79 is a radial needle roller bearing which is not a very good design.

Barry Cheshire, England 79 R45
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