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2017 Superduke R Clutch Maintenance/Issues

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:11 am
by jaroszadam7
Hello Gents-

First post here on the forum... great setup here....
I have a 2017 superduke 1290 R, and have few questions about some maintenance items.... Unless it is an absolute must, I’d like to do the maintenance intervals by myself, but will likely run into sever roadblocks, I’d figure I ask here first...

Q1
I read though the manual and have not found anything maintenance related that refers to the clutch system.
Except for one item... “check/clean the oil nozzle for the clutch lubrication” page 117 of the owners manual. Can anyone shed some light on this point?

Q2
Does anyone know on how/where how often to do maintenance on the clutch system, oil, clean/check nozzle etc?

Q3
I often stumble to find the NEUTRAL position, especially when stoped. Having to shift several times to 1&2 before I get to Neutral. Has anyone run into this problem before? Any remedy’s.

Thank you for any remedies up front...
Adam


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Re: 2017 Superduke R Clutch Maintenance/Issues

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:49 am
by scrubrunner
mate the 990 crew might mock & scorn you posting 1290 in their forum :shock: RUN!! but re your query I belong heart & soul to a lovely black '15 that's never had clutch issues, knowing sfa about the '17 probably wont help you much other than to suggest checking the adjustment if you're having a hard time picking up neutral - mine slots in every time - congrats on stepping up to have at your own maint too aye you'll get to know the thing in no time - good job, good luck & welcome

Re: 2017 Superduke R Clutch Maintenance/Issues

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:13 am
by arg
Finding neutral will get easier, once the bike has a few miles on it. My 2017 is not great at the mo because it is so low mileage. My 2015 which I just sold was fine but that had 15000miles on it.

The clutch was an issue with slipping on the earlier models but they've uprated the springs for this one.

The maintenance your referring to on the nozzle is to be done at oil change time.

Re: 2017 Superduke R Clutch Maintenance/Issues

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:37 am
by jaroszadam7
scrubrunner wrote:mate the 990 crew might mock & scorn you posting 1290 in their forum :shock: RUN!! but re your query I belong heart & soul to a lovely black '15 that's never had clutch issues, knowing sfa about the '17 probably wont help you much other than to suggest checking the adjustment if you're having a hard time picking up neutral - mine slots in every time - congrats on stepping up to have at your own maint too aye you'll get to know the thing in no time - good job, good luck & welcome

Ouch.... I already see the 990 coming after me in the mirror.... Image. Sorry gents no disrespect.... just a newbie mistake.... thanks for the answers


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