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Old 12-14-2013, 05:23 AM   #1
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Clutch slipping 1200GSA in Medellin

Saludos,

Just got to Medellin yesterday night after a two days ride form Cartagena. My clutch is starting to slip on 1200 GSA 2008. I am starting to do some research on repair options.

So far I only found Ruta 40 Medellin, but the thread just below does not inspire much confidence.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=940007

Any suggestions or guidance would be appreciated. We are staying in the Poblano area.

Thanks,

René
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:28 AM   #2
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worth a try

make sure your clutch lever is fully disengaining and not hitting your handguard. this happened to me. my gurard got twisted just a tad and the groove needs to be correctly aligned to give the clutch lever the extra range.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:37 AM   #3
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make sure your clutch lever is fully disengaining and not hitting your handguard. this happened to me. my gurard got twisted just a tad and the groove needs to be correctly aligned to give the clutch lever the extra range.
Thanks for the suggestion Jimmy, but at higher revs 4.5 to 5.5 thousand rpm the revs go up when I give gas but the acceleration does not follow.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:59 AM   #4
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Bogota or Cali

Seeing as your clutch has only just started slipping, the BMW Motorrad dealers in Bogota or Cali are worth considering. I dropped into Autogermana in Bogota in October and they performed a full service without fuss (or booking) within 2 days. I had the rear ABS sensor fail a week later and Auto Bonn in Cali whipped one off a new GSA they had on the floor and had me running again in a matter of hours. Both very helpful for travellers on the road. The full service including driveshaft oil replacement etc cost $200US at Autogermana which I think is very reasonable (coming from Australia), and the ABS sensor from Cali was performed under warranty (Australian registered bike) which was fantastic.
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Old 12-14-2013, 02:31 PM   #5
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Ruta 40

I would have to say Ruta 40 has a long history of good service.I would however mention the other thread to Mauricio the owner and I'm sure that he'll do whatever he has to to regain his reputation-If you like I'll go down there with you Monday.
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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I would have to say Ruta 40 has a long history of good service.I would however mention the other thread to Mauricio the owner and I'm sure that he'll do whatever he has to to regain his reputation-If you like I'll go down there with you Monday.
Al
Hi Turtleshead.

I went to Ruta 40 and spoke with Norman the Service Mgr and got a good feeling. I will bring the bike in on Monday at 0800. Thank you for your offer. We will be in Medellin likely for the next 10 days (3 of us), and would not mind meeting locals.

Will come by the Shamrock for beers later
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #7
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If it was my GS and I wanted to work on it myself or at least learn to work on how to fix it I would head down to Cali in a heartbeat to Asturias Shop and learn from the master Jorge. He is a true old school mechanic that is one of the finest in all of SA

That was the greatest independent moto shop I've come across in all my travels in Northern SA
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:04 AM   #8
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Whatever you do, be careful with Al. He wouldn't let me buy any beer or even pay for my dinner and the next thing I knew, practically everybody in his bar was my best friend and they lent me an apartment and set me up with some amazing women and basically treated me like a rock star, which only set me up for disappointment later in life, on account of not actually being a rock star.

As for what Throttlemeister says, I'd like to add to that and to the FF who had bad experience at Ruta 40. It's actually Lonerider's advice: "Nobody, not even the baby Jesus, cares about your bike more than you do." Don't let it out of our sight when it's at any shop. Do the repairs yourself, in the comfort and convenience of the shop. Have the mechanics help you. Have them teach you, if you don't know what you're doing. You should be the one turning the wrenches, reading the manual, going on-line to the BMW tech manual with all it's schematics to understand exactly what you need to do. You should be draining and re-filling the fluids, checking every torque, disassembling and re-assembling the entire disaster.

I learned this the hard way, at the Guatemala BMW dealership, where they fixed my brakes but fucked up my hand guards and my GPS mount.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:07 PM   #9
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thats why the bmw guys come to my shop now in Guatemala.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:36 PM   #10
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Rene !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Clutch slip? Darn Man.

Well you get to hang out in a fantastic city.

We are entering Ecuador in the morning!
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:51 PM   #11
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Rene !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Clutch slip? Darn Man.

Well you get to hang out in a fantastic city.

We are entering Ecuador in the morning!

Hi guys!


Remember me? Its Guido. I was at your place in LA in 2007. You helped me change a shock on my bike. Im living in Quito and running a restaurant. Hope you guys can stop by!!!


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517956
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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Hopefully tomorrow

If I agree wholeheartedly with the comments re ones ability to fix his own pile, one must also have the wisdom to recognize where their limitations lie. This is definitely beyond my technical expertise and inclination to learn; at least at this point of my existence.

I am starting to get restless.............
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:08 PM   #13
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You don't need to be able to do the whole job yourself. I had never taken a bike apart and changed a fly wheel and clutch, so I did the job at the Panama BMW dealership.

If you don't actively participate, then don't come back bitching if anything goes wrong.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #14
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If you don't actively participate, then don't come back bitching if anything goes wrong.
Good blunt advice....
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