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Old 01-07-2013, 10:24 AM   #16
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Are you sure you are unloading the drivetrain prior to your downshift?
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:33 PM   #17
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:42 PM   #18
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These should help.

I will be using some of these in an upcoming video.

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:18 AM   #19
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Jim, thanks so much for the pics. So so helpful for a newcomer! Looking to tackle it as soon as....Noel
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:59 PM   #20
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I don't think you mentioned how many miles are on the bike?

On my 1150, down-shifting became quite difficult when my slave cylinder started to die. As mileage goes higher, slaves get older, then they die. But I'm not a 1200 guy so don't know if this applies to you.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:29 AM   #21
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I don't think you mentioned how many miles are on the bike?

On my 1150, down-shifting became quite difficult when my slave cylinder started to die. As mileage goes higher, slaves get older, then they die. But I'm not a 1200 guy so don't know if this applies to you.

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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Old 01-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #22
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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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Old 01-11-2013, 06:02 PM   #23
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i found some interesting points on youtube about this - that might be useful

take a gander at this Noel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rx-Jx78yzc
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:54 PM   #24
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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!!!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:25 PM   #25
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Good job!
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:47 PM   #26
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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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Old 02-03-2013, 05:17 PM   #27
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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.
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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Old 02-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #28
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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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Old 02-04-2013, 12:10 AM   #29
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Going back up and back down the box whilst stationary appears to solve it eventually but this definetly needs fully sorted before the Summer so I can get some monster mileage in!!!: clap
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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Unfortunately I am still tempted to do a search on the Touratech website.
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