Do You Need Backup K1200RS Shifter? Yes, You Do
A recent mild tipover at zero mph with me on the bike bent the shift linkage, broke the rod end of the assembly (at the tip) but did not break the pivot peg with the rubber shifter...you know the part that touches your boot. When this happens away from home shifting gears may or may not even be an option.
So, I ask the forum, would you be interested in a custom made small metal rod that will follow the angle of the shift linkage, will include the toe shifter with a nylon roller (perhaps rubber coated), will include small clamps to hold the replacement part securely to the existing linkage and will permit either upshifting or downshifting with ease? This product could be installed by the side of the road with nothing more than a screwdriver.
If I could deliver the product in the Continental U.S. for $30.00 would you be interested? Mind you the shifter toe piece from BMW is approximately $75.00, and the shifter linkage assembly (without the toe piece) is also $75.00. This linkage price does not include the rod that connects the assembly to the transmission. I'd say the connecting rod would very rarely ever be damaged in a basic tipover.
I ask you...how important is it for you to get home, or to a dealer if you have an experience such as mine?
I await your assessment!!