Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Heidelberg, , Germany
Stranded in the Alps (Transmission or Drive shaft?)
I am stationed in Germany and my wife and I joined a buddy of mine for a weekend touring the Alps through Switzerland and Italy on my 2007 K1200GT (US Specs). My bike has about 15,000 miles on it. While trying to pass some slower motorist is when I first noticed that the bike would not get up past 55-65 MPH no matter what gear I was in. Also at this time I noticed at 5000 RPMs that the tac would jump to 8000 RPM with no aceleration. After stopping to check fluid levels and look for any obvious signs, we continued on with the problem getting worse to the point that I the bike would go into gear, the clutch would disengage, but go nowhere. Thank god for ADAC (German AAA). 2 weeks later the bike was delivered to the BMW shop in Manheim Germany, and I am still waiting to here what the exact problem is, and was told that it would be probably August until the bike is even looked at due to a backlog in the service department.
Does anybody have any idea what may have gone wrong and is it a common problem?