Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: Gear Change Connecting rod failures
Normally they are very strong, unless the come loose. They come with dry red loctite and should be checked and tightened at the 12K service. I have never had one fail, but I often find a loose one. Keeping the pockets lubed also helps. Don't jam it into gear, shifting should always be butter smooth. Let a little clutch out as you are shifting into first from a stop and it will slide right in.
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT
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