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RE: Presidents/Switch to transmissions

I guess news is a little slow in New Hampshire.

Hey Tom, I have a question for you on transmissions.  Ever since the
local dealer fixed the leaking input shaft on my '96 RS, I have had the
third gear slip-clunk thing going on.  That was at 20,000 miles and I
now have 43k on the bike.  I have never considered the third gear slip
to be anything more than an inconvenience as opposed to an actual
failure.  However, I have heard some folks state that further damage can
result from this condition.  Currently I'd say my transmission shifts
better than most and my annual gear oil changes show a minimal amount of
particles on the drain plug magnet.  Do you think that a repair is
absolutely necessary?  Am I headed for a major breakdown? 


Bob Minor

- -----Original Message-----
From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Tpcutter@xxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:12 AM
To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Presidents

In a message dated 7/26/05 10:00:27 AM Eastern  Standard Time, 
sundiaL@xxxxxxx writes:
<<I have no idea what these  irregular references to "Presidents" are 
about - though they seem to come in  messages cross-posted to other 
lists. What do "Presidents" have to do with  Oilheads?>>

In an attempt to prevent  electioneering and campaigning, on the IBMWR 
(Internet BMW Riders Club, the  largest virtual BMW club, and often
referred to as 
the "Big List" or the  "Beeg"), all members are Presidents. This way we
all get 
to be the boss of our  own home, and we can tell our families that we
are the 
President of the  club.

Last fall I told my mom that I became President of the  IBMWR, and she 
submitted the item to the little local paper in New Hampshire. I  never
got a copy 
of the paper, but another IBMWR Prez from her area saw it.  Quite a

Tom Cutter
Yardley, PA
Rubber Chicken Racing  Garage
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