Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Not a good sign frankly. Certrainly should not be having tranny problems with the few miles on the bike. Easy to get false neutrals with the BMW transmission though. Be sure you snap into first smartly (you don't need to stomp on it--just do it firmly) rather than just nudge it in. I used to get into neutral in the wrong places and occasionally it would slip out of a gear not firmly shifted into. Now it almost never happens.
Suggest you change the tranny fluid immediately unless it has been done recently. And get a good synthetic lub. I use Redline. Amsoil is also extremely high quality. With Redline I can honestly feel the bike shift smoother than it did with the OEM fluid.
Good luck. Hope that is what your problem is.
2003 R1150RT, Black Beauty--this is one sexy bike!
1999 R1100GSA, Does everything well, what else can one say?
1992 K75SA, If this engine had been 4-valve instead of 2, it would be the smoothest BMW ever built!
1978 R100S, my first and favorite BMW.
1976 R75/6, A 30 year old gentlemen I still love to take out for a Sunday ride.