Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oak Harbor, WA, USA
Re: Gear Shifter Dead
Here is the exploded view of the shifter mechanism. You don't need to remove any tupperware to pull the front left footpeg plate, just the 3 hexbolts and one tupperware screw. The shifting mechanism on my bike was repaired before I bought it at 17K, from what I remember from forum reading, it seems the most common break on the mechanism is the ball that attaches to the shifter arm itself, which is listed as #1 on the exploded drawing, the shifter arm comes off with the foot peg plate, so is easy to get at that ball. I watched the video from the Illinois bmw club, and it wasn't as clear as I thought it could be about how the clips attach. If you didn't get it from the video, you first rotate the clip off the ball end, and then you lift it, as the end of that clip actually slides into a little hole. once you do it, it will be real obvious. anyway, Good Luck!
I'm heading up to the mountains Monday morning to reassemble the bike, and ride it home! I hope you have received the check OK, And Thank you for all your help!!
2000 K1200LT "a great ride"
2002 GL1800 powerful, but boring..(gone)
1979 XS1100 (gone)
1986 VT500 Ascot (gone)
1972 Honda 500-4 (gone)
1961 Lambretta (way gone)
1962 Allstate Compact (gone but not forgotten)
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Last edited by casualemt; Jul 11th, 2014 at 2:35 pm.
Reason: over thanking