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RE: NOISY gear changes & other weird behavior - 2000 R1100R


I've had several oilheads, but have not experienced any of your symptoms.
You didn't say where you are located, so I don't know if this suggestion is
ideal for you or not: In my area (NE Ohio) there are several BMW Motorrad
Dealers, at least two of which are graced with outstanding BMW Certified &
Trained Master Technicians. If it was my bike, I would take it to one of
them to have the problems diagnosed accurately, expediently and at modest
cost using the BMW Diagnostic Computer found at all Motorrad Dealers.
Whether you have the dealer do the actual repairs or adjustments, or attempt
to do them yourself is beside the point. The first thing to do is have an
expert determine what is wrong. I'm sorry I couldn't offer something more


-----Original Message-----
From: akapur [mailto:ashkapur@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 1:46 PM
To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: NOISY gear changes & other weird behavior - 2000 R1100R

I recently purchased a used 2000 R1100R with 22K miles.  After putting close
to 1000 miles on it, I am experiencing some weird problems and hoping
someone can shed light for me.

1. On a few occasions, when coming to a stop, the rear wheel jerked (almost
felt like it went over a rock) and then the bike stopped. It started right
up, but was an extremely disconcerting feeling.  I cannot seem to remember
exactly the sequence of events - but all the times I was slowing down and
the clutch was pulled in.

2. Gear changes are becoming extremely noise, especially after riding for a
while. This is most pronounced going into first from Neutral.  One time at a
stop light, I could swear that I scared a few drivers around me with the
loud grinding noise. Going to second from first is scary as well.

3. A few times at a stop light, I was in first with clutch pulled in, but
when I started to go, the bike was in neutral. One time I thought that maybe
I forgot to put it in first, but it happened again. 

Any advice is appreciated. 


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