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Old 02-26-2010, 06:27 PM   #1
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Need a BMW mechanic in Baja

My 1994 BMW R1100 RSL motorcycle clutch seems to be dead, in Loreto. The clutch was just replaced, has about 2000 miles on it currently. i'm stuck, not personally able to repair it.

Need a competent BMW motorcycle mechanic in Loreto, La Paz or Cabo. Alternately, need way to get bike back to San Diego. Am willing to pay for assistance.

Help greatly appreciated. We've got the start of our trip report here.

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Old 02-26-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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We've got the start of our trip report here.

Unfortunately, my clutch seems to have died along one of the most beautiful stretches of Baja Sur, on the way to Loreto. The clutch was just replaced, has about 2000 miles on it currently. Gory details later, with pics! The clutch keeps losing play at the lever, despite adjustments. So, no clutch now, and it seems the problem is inside, not easily repairable.

What I need are any resources, for the plan we're currently hatching.
- Good mechanic neaby (La Paz/ Cabo
- Folks who may have space for said BMW on a trailer/truck, heading to US - Border near San Diego (ultimate destination Oakland, CA)
- Ideas for quick parts delivery -- it looks like this problem is nothing easy... will need a clutch repair if we find that's the easiest route to go[/indent]Thanks for any help, from a noob on this board.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:27 PM   #3
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Help, stuck in Baja

My 1994 BMW R1100 RSL motorcycle clutch seems to be dead, in Loreto, Baja Sur. The clutch was just replaced, has about 2000 miles on it currently. I'm stuck, not personally able to repair it.

Need a referral to a competent BMW motorcycle mechanic in Loreto, La Paz or Cabo. Alternately, could use a trailer/truck/hauler to transport bike back to San Diego. Ultimate destination is SF bay area. Am willing to pay for assistance.

Any recommendations greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:30 PM   #4
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Here's what the BMW website has for Cabo:

Baja Motosport, S.A. de C.V.
Motorrad
Carretera a Todos Santos, Fracción 1 Lote D, Brisas del Pacífico , C.P. 23473 CABO SAN LUCAS, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR
(01624) 163-4705 al 10 (5 líneas)
ed@bajamotosport.com



The rest of them:

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Motohaus, S.A. de C.V.
Pacífico, colonia Los Reyes Coyoacán 249, 4330 México, Distrito Federal
(01 52) 55 53383620
emoukarzel@motohaus.com.mx
http://www.motohaus.com.mx



München Motors, S.A. de C.V.
Antonio Dovali Jaime, Col. Lomas de Santa Fe 115, 1210 México, Distrito Federal
(01 52) 55 52922828
mgomez@bmwsantafe.com
http://www.bmwsantafe.com.mx



Grupo Bavaria, S.A. de C.V.
Presidente Masarik, Colonia Polanco 60, 11560 México, Distrito Federal
(01 52) 52 55 15 52
tony@bavariabmw.com
http://www.bavariabmw.com.mx



Autos Galeria, S.A. de C.V.
Av. Gonzalitos Sur Colonia Jardín Obispado 501, 64050 Monterrey, Nuevo León
(01-818) 88-650-100
rpozos@grupogaleria.com



Germania Motors
Av. López Mateos Sur 5677, 45080 Zapopan, Jalisco, Las Aguilas
(01-333) 634-44-54
jheredia@bmwgermania.com
http://www.bmwgermania.com



Carmen Motors, S.A. de C.V.
Av. Patria Fraccionamiento Santa Isabel 1908, 45030 Zapopan, Jalisco
(01-333) 648-47-47
jpardo@carmenmotors.com



Momentum Satélite, S.A. de C.V.
Blvd. Manuel A. Camacho Col. Viveros del Valle 2489, 54060 Tlalnepantla, Estado de México
91402100
hcarranza@momentumbmw.com.mx
http://www.momentumbmw.com.mx



Lerma Motors
Carretera Mexico-Toluca km 47.5, Amomolulco km 47.5 , 52031 Lerma, Estado de México
01-(722)-2 65 14 00
Carlos.wieda@plantatoluca.com
http://www.plantatoluca.com



Baja Motosport, S.A. de C.V.
Motorrad
Carretera a Todos Santos, Fracción 1 Lote D, Brisas del Pacífico , C.P. 23473 CABO SAN LUCAS, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR
(01624) 163-4705 al 10 (5 líneas)
ed@bajamotosport.com



Vehículos Europeos de Calidad, S.A. de C.V.
Blvd. Atlixcayotl 5316, Angelopolis , 72830 Puebla, Puebla, Puebla
(01-222) 3090.800
Montse.marroquin@bmwpuebla.com
http://www.bmwvecsa.com




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Vehículos Europeos de Calidad Veracruz, S.A. de C.V.
Ejército Mexicano, Col. Ylang Ylang, 157, 94290 Boca del Río, Veracruz.
(01-229) 923-60-30 a 59
montse.marroquin@bmwpuebla.com
http://www.bmwvecsa.com



BMW Sierra Motors SA de CV
Fundadores esq. David A. Siqueiros, Col. Valle Oriente , Garza García, N.L. C.P. 66269
(81) 5035.3550
rorta@sierramotors.com.mx
http://www.bmwsierramotors.com.mx



Alecka Motor
SM 36, MZ 02 Lote 3-03-A, Avenida Coba y Calle Esmeralda, , Cancún, Quintana Roo, CP 77500
(998) 8871661
bmwmotorradcancun@prodigy.net.mx
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:55 PM   #5
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Help, stuck in Baja

My 1994 BMW R1100 RSL motorcycle clutch seems to be dead
Can you pull the lever? It is really soft or hard to pull? Maybe the cable is broken, maybe the plates seized. Has it been sitting? Can you push start it and go clutchless shifting?

I'm sure you thought of all this before, but it would help to know if we can still get you out of there without too much trouble!
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:41 AM   #6
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:58 AM   #7
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Your best bet is La Paz, there is a Honda shop there on the main drag running north/south and they can probably figure it out. Also, start looking around for leaking hydraulic brake fluid, I think you have a hydraulic clutch on that bike.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:28 AM   #8
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Thank you all for the suggestions and repair list

FYI, its a dry clutch. The lever now is tough to move at the handlebar side of the pull. The cable is intact, and we've adjusted it twice -- clutch came back after adjust, then 'broke' (wouldn't engage) again after riding 8 blocks or so. This really seems like a bigger problem.

Will post more here once we complete a plan of attack or have other news.

I'd like to power shift to La Paz, but don't know if the group will want to do that. I'm a solo gal, and they are particularly protective (in a good way).
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:14 AM   #9
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The last time I rode through (a couple years ago) there was a pretty big BMW dealer in Cabo San Lucas. I'm sure they can take care of you. They'll probably even send a truck.

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Old 02-27-2010, 09:25 AM   #10
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Go to Baja Motosport in Cabos san Lucas. Ed will take care of your bike. He took care of mine after right footpeg plate broke off . Great people and reasonable price.

Good luck!
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:35 AM   #11
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FYI, its a dry clutch. The lever now is tough to move at the handlebar side of the pull. The cable is intact, and we've adjusted it twice -- clutch came back after adjust, then 'broke' (wouldn't engage) again after riding 8 blocks or so. This really seems like a bigger problem.

Will post more here once we complete a plan of attack or have other news.

I'd like to power shift to La Paz, but don't know if the group will want to do that. I'm a solo gal, and they are particularly protective (in a good way).
Your description really reads like a bad cable. If the cable is frayed and binding in the housing, it would account for the clutch working for a short time after adjustment. If you have not removed the cable from the sheath and examined it, I would start there.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:16 PM   #12
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Yeah it's a cable clutch. I've had issues with a 1994 RSL like this.
Your choice is San Diego or Cabo. I heard the dealer going in to Cabo was closed up, but don't know first hand.

I clutchless shifted for 50 miles.

Had engine running, got a running start to shift in to second then all was well shifting up or down.

Found neutral at stops. Got a running start again. Maybe your co-riders could push you at each stop? How about one of them towing you?

I wish you all the best. Not many places to get a BMW fixed in Baja, it's a fix it yourself place
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:19 PM   #13
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Not the cable

Nobody who's looked at it thinks its the cable, unfortunately... the problem is bigger, and inside the transmission or clutch. The cable moves, it was adjusted, and stopped disengaging after adjustment the 2nd time again.

We're in LaPaz for a few days before starting north. I will probably fly back around 3/5. If anyone knows of a trailer/truck going north, I'd pay for the tow to the border or beyond, as we thought it would take too long for repair down here. Thanks again for any help.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:31 PM   #14
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I heard the dealer going in to Cabo was closed up, but don't know first hand.
The Cabo dealer moved. I'll try and find the thread about where the dealer moved to. Still in the general area.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:26 PM   #15
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I found the thread. The BMW dealer is on the hwy to Todos Santos.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/newre...ply&p=11966011
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