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Re: Transmission Paranoia
- Subject: Re: Transmission Paranoia
- From: Greg Guithues <bikemail@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2005 14:25:48 -0400
On 10/9/05, Martin Lodahl <lodahl@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The warranty on my '02 R1150R runs out next month. In the last couple of
> months, it's begun to occasionally happen that when I go to downshift from 2
> to 1 (or sometimes from 3 to 2), my quick dab at the pedal meets not with
> the usual smooth and precise shift, but with unyielding resistance, as if
> the clutch were still engaged and the power on. Dabbing at it again once or
> twice usually frees it. Does this mean my gearbox is preparing to spill its
> guts, once it's sure the warranty has expired?
> - Martin
> Martin Lodahl of Auburn, CA
> UNIX Pro, Motorcyclist, Musician, etc.
I'm not the tech expert here, just providing what free advice I can
afford... Make sure you take the bike to the dealer making sure they
note your complaint. That way, even if they don't fix it before the
warranty expires at least you'll have documentation of transmission
symptoms prior to the end of warranty, so when the transmixer guts
dump at warranty expire plus 1 month you'll have something to back up
a warranty claim.
- -Greg Guithues.