Two of the most important parts of a manual motorcycle transmission, especially in a BMW motorcycle, are the clutch throw-out bearing and the clutch lever. The former, also called a release bearing, helps disengage (release) the clutch when you step on the clutch pedal. The clutch lever, on the other hand, is what you grab and use to shift gears. When you pull it, it disengages power from the engine toward the rear wheel. Together, they're critical for changing a bike's gears correctly.
Unfortunately, neither clutch throw-out bearings nor clutch levers last forever. Neither do the clutches in manual transmissions themselves. However, when they do go bad, there are symptoms that'll tell you.
Signs of a Bad Clutch Throw-Out Bearing
- Unusual noises when you press the clutch pedal
- A clutch pedal that feels stiff
- Trouble shifting
- Total clutch failure
Signs of a Bad Clutch
- High revving without an explanation
- Worsening gas mileage
- A clutch lever that's stuck
- Shifting hard, followed by a jerk and/or a clunking sound
- Gear slippage
- Difficulty shifting
In either case, if you see such symptoms, inspect your motorcycle clutch assembly and replace any parts necessary. Our auto parts store has exactly what the project calls for: the genuine article.
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