98 K1200RS Clutch/Transmission Problems - What Should I Expect?
When I last rode my bike - back in January - everything was working fine. Over the winter, my battery died. I replaced it. When I started the bike up and put it in gear, I was surprised when it accelerated even though I had the clutch lever fully depressed. I rode about a mile testing the bike. The clutch seems not to be engaging or disengaging properly and it is sometimes - only sometimes - very difficult to change gears, although not when the bike is turned off. Also, my ABS lights are blinking constantly.
When I replaced the battery, I dropped a bolt down into the motorcycle. Without taking the bike apart (I am not a mechanic - not by a long stretch) I haven't been able to find it. I would suspect that it might now be blocking something and causing my shifting problems, but since those problems go away when the bike is turned off, that doesn't seem to make sense.
As of now, I am planning on taking it to my local BMW mechanic.
Any ideas on what my problem is and what I should expect him to suggest?