1973 R75/5 Rebuild: Clutch Removal and Inspection

After I had removed the engine, I removed the clutch to inspect it.  Based on the inspection and information I found on  Duane Ausherman’s site, I decided to replace the entire clutch.

Here is the web page I wrote up on removing and inspecting the clutch.

I’ll document the installation of a new clutch when I complete the work in another web page.

I’d like to acknowledge folks who regularly participate on the BMW Airhead forum on Micapeak.  In particular, Tom Cutter who runs  Rubber Chicken Racing Garage and Bob (Snowbum) Fleischer who has a great technical library on all things BMW motorcycles, answered questions I posted on the Micapeak forum and in personal Email and phone conversations.  Their knowledge makes the life of a “hobbyist”, such as I, less stressful and much more fun.

Here are a couple of pictures from the web page writeup.

Bar Preventing Rotation When Removing Clutch Bolts

Bar Preventing Rotation When Removing Clutch Bolts

Backing Off Clutch Pressure 1/2 Turn Per Bolt at a Time

Backing Off Clutch Pressure 1/2 Turn Per Bolt at a Time

Clutch Parts Order: Bottom Clutch Pressure Ring, Top Clutch Diaphragm Spring

Clutch Parts Order: Bottom Clutch Pressure Ring, Top Clutch Diaphragm Spring

Diaphragm Spring Finger-Wear on Edges

Diaphragm Spring Finger-Wear on Edges

Clutch Pressure Plate Facing Engine Showing Grooves from Diaphragm Spring

Clutch Pressure Plate Facing Engine Showing Grooves from Diaphragm Spring

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