I need help down-changing impossible

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Noelk1200, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Noelk1200

    Noelk1200 Adventurer

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    The bike is a 2004, with about 18500 miles. The bike has a full BMW Service History up until 2010, missed a service in 2011 because of lack of use and an independant garage in 2012.
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  2. layabout

    layabout Tattoo free since 63

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    That thing is still new ! Take the link with the ball joints off, wash out with WD-40, lube up with grease and you'll notice the difference.
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  3. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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  4. Noelk1200

    Noelk1200 Adventurer

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    I think that you tube video only apply's to the dohc model, may be wrong though???. Gear box oil changed today and it was quite rank looking compared to the stuff we put in. Linkage taken off, cleaned and greased etc. May be psychological but after taking it a short run it did appear much smoother changing gear. On closer inspection there was a wee bit of play in the linkage. I will have to update when this Scottish weather is a bit more tolerable to see if the problem is completely solved, however, fingers crossed!!!! :freaky
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  5. kimokk

    kimokk Been here awhile

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    Good job!
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  6. N-m

    N-m Captain 2 Sexy

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    I see what appears to be a felt washer in some pics. Should that be present on all models? I have a '95 GS.

    Thanks for the pics.
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  7. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    Yes - but if yours is missing - don't get the BMW one. Touratech have got an upgraded one, made from a mix of carbon fibre and felt made out of llama's wool. It's expensive, but if you're going to fix this problem, you may as well do it once and do it right.
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  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :photog

    Jim :brow
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  9. riggpigg

    riggpigg Known,but not famous

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    Is it possible your clutch adjustment has been compromised?? If it shifts okay while the engine is off is suspect to me??
    Unless by stationary you mean stopped with engine running, then I got nothing......
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  10. N-m

    N-m Captain 2 Sexy

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    Unfortunately I am still tempted to do a search on the Touratech website. :huh:lol3
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