Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Doylestown, Pa, usa
Broke My Pristine Baby
Been away from the site for awhile, checked in a few times, but started back working (to damn busy for a supposedly retired guy) and my riding slowed down this year. Anyway the SO and I went for a ride yesterday and we were going up a friends long driveway at 10 mph and I did not notice on the curve there was a thin layer of mud. The bike went down so fast I didn't know what hit me. My ankle got slightly twisted, raspberry on the knee, torn elbow on jacket (elbow protection saved elbow) and the SO landed on top of me with only a sore wrist, scraped finger and torn glove. The bikes crash bar did its job, but the cover got scraped pretty bad and the shifter side foot peg took most of the impact and broke the mounting plate in half. When I figured out we were mostly OK except my ego, I, with the help of SO picked up the bike. I tried getting it out of first gear but the front half of the shifter mount plate which was now only attached buy the two fairing screws did nothing. I took out the two fairing screws and pulled the broken mount with the sifter out from the fairing to try and move the shifter link rod and get it in neutral. Nothing was happening. Called my son who picked us up, I brought back my trailer and had to hold in the clutch to roll it into the trailer. I have not unloaded it an tore it down yet, ankle still to sore. I''m hoping that one of the shifter linkage rods broke and that is all that is wrong. My fear though is that the shifter was driven up by the fall and screwed up something in the transmission. What do you mechanics think could of happened if the shifter was shoved up when I fell. The shifter lever is not bent so I'm just curious what possibly may of happened inside they trans.
I'll keep you guys informed because if I caused transmission damage I will probably sell it if repairs costs are crazy high. I'll probably ask the local BMW shop to look at it and give me an estimate to fix it if I can't. I'm not a good enough mechanic to fix a major repair. The shame is my 2007 LT has 29,000 miles of babied care, I had pampered and maintained this bike wanting to keep it for a long time. It had $6,000 dollars worth of factory installed farkles that suited my every need.
Sorry for the long winded post, just had to talk about it, still do not feel much better.