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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: krokonoster on April 04, 2020, 12:44:19 am

Title: Clanky Gears (which I did not have before)
Post by: krokonoster on April 04, 2020, 12:44:19 am
Ok, I *know* everyone talk about the GS (mine a 2017 GS A) gears being clanky,  but I never understood mine was OK

Until it approached about 30k it started being clanky, sometimes not go into gear or fall out. 
Serviced at Bavaria and all was honky donky again.

Late 30k's it started again,  and this time to save time, I took it in for a service at a dealer more nearby for the 40k service.  (rather leave out names0
Got it back...same.  Blamed the dealer assuming they did a bad job.

50k service took it to Bavaria (also for some cosmetic accident repairs.  did an awesome job) but .. still clanky. 
Also still have an issue that sometimes the engine jsut dies when I pull in the clutch (obviously unrelated)

Is there a job I can request for making the  gears work nice again?  Or is this just age and I have to live with it and bitch like everyone else

Don't mind spend a few bucks.  Especially falling out of 2nd can be a pain if you pull away hard and when you open up after shifting the revs scream like mad, and you have to keep the throttle closed a 2,3 seconds for the revs to come down so you can shift without grinding gears.

Title: Re: Clanky Gears (which I did not have before)
Post by: Welsh on April 04, 2020, 06:48:04 am
So out of warranty or not? if not get it recorded with BMW immediately , all BMW boxers, first stop with poor gearchanges is to grease the linkage and check it is tight on the shaft going into the gearbox.  :biggrin: 
Title: Re: Clanky Gears (which I did not have before)
Post by: OomD on April 04, 2020, 09:35:26 am
So out of warranty or not? if not get it recorded with BMW immediately , all BMW boxers, first stop with poor gearchanges is to grease the linkage and check it is tight on the shaft going into the gearbox.  :biggrin:
What linkage would that be, @Welsh ?

Mine's a 2014, but still smooth gears at 50,000km. However, I've done oil changes every 5000 at least from new, though I can't say that it is the reason for my smooth gears.

The linkage you refer to sounds like great preventative maintenance anyway.
Title: Re: Clanky Gears (which I did not have before)
Post by: Welsh on April 04, 2020, 10:01:23 am
So out of warranty or not? if not get it recorded with BMW immediately , all BMW boxers, first stop with poor gearchanges is to grease the linkage and check it is tight on the shaft going into the gearbox.  :biggrin:
What linkage would that be, @Welsh ?

Mine's a 2014, but still smooth gears at 50,000km. However, I've done oil changes every 5000 at least from new, though I can't say that it is the reason for my smooth gears.

The linkage you refer to sounds like great preventative maintenance anyway.

I don't know the LC well enough to be much help, not 100% sure what linkage the LC has, will look.  :biggrin:

It looks similar to the older ones, you have an adjustable linkage with two ball joints from the lever, pop those apart and grease (there are funny little spring clips retaining them, you rotate and slide out), make sure the lever on the shaft into the box with a spline is tight on the spline.  :sip: 
Title: Re: Clanky Gears (which I did not have before)
Post by: krokonoster on April 04, 2020, 04:47:20 pm
So out of warranty or not? if not get it recorded with BMW immediately , all BMW boxers, first stop with poor gearchanges is to grease the linkage and check it is tight on the shaft going into the gearbox.  :biggrin:

shot will take in , thanks  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Clanky Gears (which I did not have before)
Post by: Jughead on April 04, 2020, 09:33:13 pm

Late 30k's it started again,  and this time to save time, I took it in for a service at a dealer more nearby for the 40k service.  (rather leave out names0
Got it back...same.  Blamed the dealer, aint going back there again.

@krokonoster, do I understand you correctly here?  You took the bike with a clunky gearbox to a dealer for a service, got it back with a clunky gearbox, and you are now blaming the unnamed dealer for the clunky gearbox?
Title: Re: Clanky Gears (which I did not have before)
Post by: krokonoster on April 05, 2020, 01:30:14 am

Late 30k's it started again,  and this time to save time, I took it in for a service at a dealer more nearby for the 40k service.  (rather leave out names0
Got it back...same.  Blamed the dealer, aint going back there again.

@krokonoster, do I understand you correctly here?  You took the bike with a clunky gearbox to a dealer for a service, got it back with a clunky gearbox, and you are now blaming the unnamed dealer for the clunky gearbox?

Nope.  Meant I originally thought they did a bad job because coming back from previous services from another dealer eliminated the problem.  But after the next service at the original dealer the problem still there, so obviously not service related.
Sorry for any confusion. 
Title: Re: Clanky Gears (which I did not have before)
Post by: Manic on April 05, 2020, 01:34:04 am

Late 30k's it started again,  and this time to save time, I took it in for a service at a dealer more nearby for the 40k service.  (rather leave out names0
Got it back...same.  Blamed the dealer, aint going back there again.

@krokonoster, do I understand you correctly here?  You took the bike with a clunky gearbox to a dealer for a service, got it back with a clunky gearbox, and you are now blaming the unnamed dealer for the clunky gearbox?

Nope.  Meant I originally thought they did a bad job because coming back from previous services from another dealer eliminated the problem.  But after the next service at the original dealer the problem still there, so obviously not service related.
Sorry for any confusion.

Toemaar, ons almal het dit so verstaan  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Clanky Gears (which I did not have before)
Post by: krokonoster on April 05, 2020, 01:47:50 am
Wag laat ek Afrikaans probeer:

Liewe BekerKop,

Nee, wat ek bedoel het is dat ek oorspronklik gedink het dit was die handelaar se fout, maar na die volgende diens by my gunsteling handelaar was die probleem nog steeds daar, so my gevolgtrekking was verkeerd.

My diepste verskoning vir die misverstand.

PS: Do I pass this try? 
Title: Re: Clanky Gears (which I did not have before)
Post by: Manic on April 05, 2020, 04:14:50 am
 :imaposer: :imaposer:   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Clanky Gears (which I did not have before)
Post by: Dorsland on April 05, 2020, 06:55:19 am
Wag laat ek Afrikaans probeer:

Liewe BekerKop,

Nee, wat ek bedoel het is dat ek oorspronklik gedink het dit was die handelaar se fout, maar na die volgende diens by my gunsteling handelaar was die probleem nog steeds daar, so my gevolgtrekking was verkeerd.

My diepste verskoning vir die misverstand.

PS: Do I pass this try?


Mooi man, ek hou van jou styl. Hoop jy kom reg met jou ratte
Title: Re: Clanky Gears (which I did not have before)
Post by: krokonoster on August 03, 2020, 02:42:04 pm
Had this all sorted out last week (bike was standing for a 2,3 months)
Was just a software thing they had to do.   Cheap also.   All perfect again.  :-D