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Rebalance the clutch

I am in the process of replacing the clutch on my 2003 1150RT. The friction plate had a chunk missing and it gouged the preasure plate and housing, so I am replacing the whole kit.

My question is do I need to have the new clutch housing balanced with the old starter ring? I have called a BMW dealer and he said he wouldn't worry about it, and I tend to believe this dealership since it has been right in the past, but I was looking for a second opinion.

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No, there is no need to balance the clutch. Just fit it and should work fine.

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