Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Warner Robins, GA, USA
Re: Upshift to 2nd gear unreliable?
I am sure if you have ridden this bike for 24K miles you know if it is shifting differently than it used to. Cleaning and adjusting the linkage would be the best place to start. I have found that my LT shifts slightly differently than any other BMW I have owned. I learned a long time ago that BMW's require a little "pre-load" on the shifter before clutching. On my LT though, I have found that it actually shifts smoother if I release the clutch before I let the pressure off the shift lever. Also, the LT seems to require winding 1st gear out further and getting the RPM's up before shifting. The LT just seems to like being hot rodded more than my older K1100LT. Good luck.
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It is amazing what a little "throttle therapy" will do for you.
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