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Old 09-23-2009, 09:35 AM
3beemers 3beemers is offline
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Mein Auto: 01 330i 09K13GT 83R100RS
Unlike old style BMW motorcycles: dry clutch, separate engine oil from transmission oil, engine with crankcase - these late model BMW's (at least my k1200s) have no crankcase, engine and transmission share the same oil, no heavy flywheel, clutch immersed in oil, oil is located in a separate tank (under the seat). This is a design to enhance performance and lower the center of gravity of the engine for better ride balance. It looks like because of this design, when a rider shut the throttle, there is a tendency for the engine to totally shut off (because of lack of flywheel). To compensate for that and to avoid the total shut off of my engine, I really pay attention to the rpm of the engine particularly in the low gears. It would not want to be idling in third or second gear. It's got to be 1st gear and higher rpm as much as possible. With that in mind, it has been pretty safe ride.

Good luck and ride safe.
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