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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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HP4 Owners - Clutch Lever Symptons

Hello fellow HP4 Owners!

I've experienced a little oddity with the new bike at the clutch lever. Seems that while riding and mostly when downshifting you might feel a little resistance or a "clicking" like feeling, as if the lever is binding on itself then kind of clicking past this snag. As if the lever had a metal burr or bump and then you pull past it.

Went to the Dealer and before I could really get into the problem.... they knew all about it! They said this is normal and it is the Slipper Clutch just breaking in and it will do this off and on until about 6,000 miles when it should be fully broken in. Just wondering if anyone else might have felt this in the clutch lever on your bike?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 03:39 AM
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It's normal for all S1000RRs. It is something that you get used to.

My 11 had it, and my 12 has it. I don't notice it as much as I use to.

Just go out and enjoy the ride!
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 08:00 AM
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Yep. Completely normal. Go have fun.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 09:04 AM
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My STM does it on my R1 too.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 10:53 AM
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Glad to read this. Brought it to my service guy's attn at 600 mile visit. He didn't have an answer.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 10:58 AM
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My 2010 does it and has done it since day one.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 09:28 PM
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just to cover all the bases...the clutch lever has a switch on it that clicks when you start pulling the lever in. I've never noticed this "snagging" feeling, but I tend to yank the clutch - no need for subtle clutch slipping with this bike!

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 08:58 AM
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Thats normal.. my 10, 11 and 13 HP did/doing it. it will go away completely after about 1100 miles..
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2014, 11:01 PM
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New BMW HP4 Slip Clutch issue

I am experiencing this issue with my new HP4. I was riding for about 50 miles and then I found that I could not downshift. The clutch lever felt like I almost had a free handful of clutch lever travel and a bite point right next to the handlebar.I had to stop at the side of the road and adjust the clutch lever screw until I finally had enough tension. The clutch lever adjust screw is adjusted almost all the way out now.
Then, when I rode the bike home several hours later, the clutch lever felt fine until about 50 miles of riding. Then, I noticed that the downshifting was difficult as described by others here.
It seems that when the bike cools down, the clutch lever tension returns to normal.
I had a 2013 S1000RR prior to this bike and did not experience this problem to the degree I am now.
I'm assuming the slip clutch is different between the two bikes.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2014, 11:29 PM
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My 2014 S1000RR does it...16,000 miles and still does it. Annoying as hell.
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