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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2008, 7:14 pm Thread Starter
 
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Question For 06 K1200r Owners

On Friday I Purchased My First Bmw.so Far I Love It.i Have Two Other Bikes Which Are Pretty Cool Also But None Compare With This Beemer.ok Enough Said About Me!!! Whats The Real Deal With The Transmission Trouble And The Clunky Shifting.the Bike Was Purchased From A Friend Of Mine With 345 Miles.thanks For All Your Help.


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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2008, 7:50 pm
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Jason,

You might want to try to do a search. There has been discussion in abundance on this forum about the transmission issues
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I've Beaten My Head Into The Ground Already With This Reading.i Guess It's Normal For This Bike.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 2008, 8:43 pm
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Clunky Shifting Is Normal. This Seemed To Improve With The 2007 and 2008 Model Years.

Preloading The Shifter May Help Things.

Clutchless Shifts Or Just Pulling The Clutch In A Little May Help, Too.

However, The Shift Fork May Be Weak On 2006 KR's And May Bend With Too Many Gear Slips. That'll Mean A Replacement Transmission.

Hope That Helps A Little...
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Since The Bike Only Has 550 Miles It Will Be Under Warranty.i Hate To Lay The Bike Up Since I Just Got It.ok Thanks For The Help.a Side Note My Hondas Never Needed Anything So This Is A Rocky Start For My Bmw Experince
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Yep, you're right. The KR tranny makes my Kawasaki seem silky smooth.

Just consider it part of the bike's personality and ride the holy snot out of it.

If it comes apart it will probably happen before the warranty runs out.

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It Only Is Clunky In 1,2,3 The Rest Are Smooth As Glass.as Far As Down Shifting That Another Story In It's Self With Any Shaft Driven Bike.i Guess I Will Get Used Too It Soon.tha Brakes Also Are Very Strange Comming Off An 07 Vfr 800 Interceptor Which I Will Never Part With.
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Pretty much the norm. BMW's are known as "Box-o-Rocks" with regards to trannys. I've had the older ones apart and the gears are massive.

Preload the shifter, get the RPMs up, and snick-it in quick. If your snicking isn't going well, it's your "off day" and you should return to home base.

I've learned that some days are better than others and it always seems to be the driver's goofs - or trying to look cool in front of others and blowing the shifts entirely and blaming it on the bike later.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2008, 1:16 pm
 
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I thought my 2006 K12R was bad at first too. 18,000km later, it doesn't worry me in the least. I had raised the question with my mechanic as well and he said that with all that power there was no way to make the gearbox "delicate". It was bound to be a bit industrial I guess.

Give it some time, and you'll get used to it. I'd worry more about your pinkie fingers.

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Preload

Maybe I'm An Idiot But Please Explain What "preloading The Shifter Means"

Is It A Slight Pull? Thanks Again For All The Help.

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