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Clutch problem Hi, I have a 2006 BMW 1200 GS Adventure with 15200km on the clock. Last week my clutch started to release on its own. When I do normal riding its fine but as soon as I stop with the bike in first gear then after a few seconds the clutch starts to release by itself. What could be the problem? Thanks Morne.

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  • morne_smit Jun 16, 2009

    The bike was services 5000km back. I dont think they change the clutch fluid with the first service.



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Check the level of the clutch fluid in your resevoir, maybe a slow leak that is allowing the chutch to release. When was the last time the fluid was changed?

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