Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Warren, MI, USA
I just picked up my new (to me) '07 GT this past weekend. It has 6500 miles on the clock. I've had the opportunity to put about 300 miles on it so far, mostly around town, with about 100 on the highway. I find that quite a few times when shifting from first to second, even though you hear and feel the "clunk," it hits neutral. Of course, then the engine revs as you let the clutch out and roll on...so you give it another, firmer up-shift with your left foot, only to have the same thing happen again, with an even louder "clunk." So far, it has gone into gear on the third attempt every time this has happened.
This has happened to me at least 4 times since I got the bike. Are missed shifts "normal" with this bike, or is there a problem brewing that I should get looked at?
By the way, I discovered this forum from the BMW LT site. (Thanks Griff) I also have a '93 K1100LT, a '99 K1200LT and an '07 R1200GS Adventure so I'm no stranger to BMWs...just a stranger to missed shifts.