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Old 02-16-2014, 11:43 PM   #1
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1100 problem changing up ?

Got a bit of a problem on the 1100. every now and again it refuses to change up from 2nd to 3rd. Will go with a bit of up and downing (if you get what I mean) Doesn't make a noise or anything just won't change up. I don't think i'm going to like the answers, but any thoughts?
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:55 PM   #2
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We need some more information: What year model is it? How many miles on it and how often do you adjust the clutch cable. Along with that last might be, has the clutch cable been changed?
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:57 AM   #3
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Bike is new to me. It's a 1998 with 27000 miles on the clock. I would say that I don't think it's a clutch issue. Based on the fact that it's always 2nd to third, goes down fine, and clutch feel and operation appears good
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:20 AM   #4
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Easy things first

Hi Try the easy things first have look at the gear shift linkage remove and clean, spray some WD40. This is a common cause for stiff shifting it pays to regularaly apply a lubricant.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:44 AM   #5
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Bike is new to me. It's a 1998 with 27000 miles on the clock. I would say that I don't think it's a clutch issue. Based on the fact that it's always 2nd to third, goes down fine, and clutch feel and operation appears good
not the first to suffer a bum 1100 tranny
get an expert to ride it
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:50 AM   #6
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not the first to suffer a bum 1100 tranny
get an expert to ride it
haha... Common issue for a new GS rider... pull in the clutch at the same time you hit the gear shifter(as opposed to holding in the clutch and trying to change gears). A BMW guy told me this when I got my bike... no problem since.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:25 AM   #7
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Clutch Adjustment?

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Old 02-17-2014, 08:33 AM   #8
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Hi Try the easy things first have look at the gear shift linkage remove and clean, spray some WD40. This is a common cause for stiff shifting it pays to regularaly apply a lubricant.
Mine was broke at the spline clamp which caused stiff shifting. After replacent shifting felt smooth.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:36 PM   #9
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Mine was broke at the spline clamp which caused stiff shifting. After replacent shifting felt smooth.
OK, I'll bite--what or where is the spline clamp?
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:58 PM   #10
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OK, I'll bite--what or where is the spline clamp?
This.

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Old 02-17-2014, 10:05 PM   #11
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Oh, OK, the lever all the way down at the case. I can see how that MIGHT cause a clutching problem!
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:50 PM   #12
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Thanks for the replies. I shall go through everything service it this weekend.
Hopefully it is an easy fix, but the way it feels, I don't think it's a clutch issue. hopefully i will be wrong
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:38 AM   #13
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Perhaps lubing the splines on the gearbox would also help. It is quite a work, I bet no one has been in there ever since new.

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Old 02-18-2014, 08:55 PM   #14
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Hi Try the easy things first have look at the gear shift linkage remove and clean, spray some WD40. This is a common cause for stiff shifting it pays to regularaly apply a lubricant.
This would be my first look/do.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:30 AM   #15
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This would be my first look/do.
Thanks for the advice guys. it was the gear linkage. Works just fine and dandy now
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