Can you explain to me how a lack of lube on the splines impedes the downshift?
I would think it would be a clutch issue.....
Edit---These are the clutch splines? yes?
But I don't wanna tear the bike in two.......
Last edited by Bmandiego; 07-11-2012 at 04:42 AM.
Al - Ogden, Utah
Boxer bikes, dogs, and letterboxing.
2004 1150GS, 2009 1200RT
2006 Boxer dog (Paisley)
When the clutch hub splines are dry and rusty or worn the disk does not slip easily away from the clutch cover and remains in contact, transmitting torque to the transmission and causing difficult down shifts.
I had the bike out for 100 miles today. Was driving freeway and mountain roads, less city, and I had no problems with the downshifts. I'm hoping it was driver error on the previous glitches. At any rate, I'm gonna wait, this bike has had too many maintenance items for now.
In retrospect, it has not been that bad. They were all deferred maintenance items on a bike new to me. It has been pretty much a tune-up, fluids changed, I gave it new bosch plugs, which helped, tires (pr3), rear rotor and pads and Speigler brake lines.
It has obviously been a bit neglected, none of the items so far has been incredibly unusual, ...but it has been an awful thing to do them all within 2 months.
Bike ran pretty well today. I added some Techron to the gas, the BMW seems to like the stuff.