The irony of the timing is uncanny - I'm less than 1000kms away from finishing a 35000km trip across the world, and today when flogging the crap out of my bike in the Swiss Alps, all of a sudden there was no more power to the rear wheel. I'm 99% sure it's the clutch, but I'm no mechanical expert so I thought I'd check in to see what your thoughts are. The symptoms: - With the bike in gear, anything above 4.5k on the taco causes a loss of power to the rear wheel. In all gears - After letting the bike cool down (I actually rolled 5kms down hill with the engine off before I gave things a second try), I was able to power the rear wheel providing I kept the revs low. I rode another 15kms to a camp site this way and tested all gears with success - Just prior to making camp, I double checked things (really smart, I know) by revving it harder than 4.5k in several gears - every time I lost power to the rear wheel. After this very intelligent checking of the facts I was not able to continue moving at all. I had to let the bike sit and cool for 10 minutes before successfully trying again. - There was no noticeable smell at any point during all of this The facts: - '03 R1150GS, 175000kms on the clock. Clutch (including slave cylinder) was replaced before departure, approx. 33000kms ago. Mechanic said splines looked to be in very good condition at the time of replacement - The last 33000kms has seen heavy use of the clutch - moving through the traffic in Delhi (and similar cities) at snail pace meant unavoidable, and higher than normal use on a 'per kilometre' basis. Without wanting to sound like a knob however, I think my clutch habits are generally pretty good. - I was riding really hard when I lost power to the rear wheel. Up hill, through alpine hairpins, with the revs pinned to the right side of the dial. - At the time I lost power, I wasn't actually using the clutch - I was changing gears when engine revs were matched - The sight glass on the clutch reservoir looks to be completely full - Had the final drive inspected by a BMW mechanic around 2000kms ago (felt a vibration that got me paranoid) who gave it a clean bill of health given how many km's the bike has done - After having the FD inspected, I was conscious of a slight vibration or 'grinding' whenever the bike was not accelerating. Still there when pulling the clutch in. This could be a) me being paranoid - it might have been there all along and b) a totally unrelated issue or c) all of the above After riding nearly 500kms, I wasn't inspired to pull the starter motor off for inspection after making camp. This I will do first thing tomorrow (along with pulling the cap on the reservoir for more detail) The questions to you lot: - What do you suspect the problem is, given the symptoms - If I nurse the bike another 850kms to the end of the journey, what are my chances of making it without totally f*&%ing it? I'm in Switzerland at the moment, where a sandwich costs nearly $20, so I'm not particularly keen on seeing a mechanic here, or trying to put the bike on a truck - When I pull the starter motor, what specifically am I looking for, other than 'fluid'? You guys are awesome, and I really appreciate any advice you care to give - many thanks!