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post #1 of 7 Old Feb 21st, 2013, 2:34 am Thread Starter
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Transmission Problem

Took my K1200LT (2000) out for a run and I was in 5th when I tried to down shift. went into 4th but no lower. It will go up into 5th and down to 4th only. Anyone have any ideas why???

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post #2 of 7 Old Feb 21st, 2013, 6:28 am
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Re: Transmission Problem

Are you able to engage all gears on center stand by hand when bike is cold?
Are you running synthetic or mineral oil in the tranny?
Did this problem suddenly appear or were there any other symptoms?

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Re: Transmission Problem

First thing to check is the shift linkage. They need to be lubed every 10 to 12k to keep them from binding and/or breaking.

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post #4 of 7 Old Feb 21st, 2013, 8:07 am
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Re: Transmission Problem

If this Link does not help then you may have a more serious issue. Not very common though as most faults are linkage related.

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post #5 of 7 Old Feb 21st, 2013, 8:28 am
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Re: Transmission Problem

Is not a new problem.
Sit on the Bike, Engine off, one gear in doesn't matter wish one, release clutch and rock the bike for an back just a few times that the gears come lose.
Try to shift down in the next gear but careful. Same procedure again until you come in neutral.
Start engine and drive.
Should make an oil change in the Gearbox.
I have had this on a 99 and a 01 LT, couldn't shift up nor down to the next gear between 2nd and 3rd, never came back after that.

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post #6 of 7 Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 2:52 am Thread Starter
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Re: Transmission Problem

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I have not been able to check anything as yet. I have been at work(ambulance) and just have not had the time. Tomorrow, Sunday, I will see what is up. Fingers crossed.

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post #7 of 7 Old Feb 23rd, 2013, 4:34 pm
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Re: Transmission Problem

Linkage dry.

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