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post #1 of 3 Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 6:41 am Thread Starter
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One of our chaps, from the UK BMW club, is travelling the world on her BMW R80G/S and has had a bit of a problem with the gearbox...

"Motor Sports World in Ottawa hung around to wait until we arrived at around 6pm and helped us get The Old Dear off the truck. She wasn't very cooperative, as the gearbox is either full of neutrals or has all the gears engaged at once depending on what you're trying to do. We discussed things a bit, and they reckoned 63,000 miles isn't bad for a gearbox really. I suppose so; after all they've been known to self-destruct at anything from 5 to 100,000 miles, or even never. I have one at home which lasted 90,000.

Thing is, when I changed the oil at Stan's place the old oil looked perfect - clean and absolutely no sign of water - and the magnetic drain plug had no more than the normal amount of swarf adhering to it. There have been no symptoms (like clicking when you wheel the bike backwards); no warning at all, in fact.

So now you know why I put the new gearbox in before I left home. So that it could explode somewhere civilised. And, of course, having bypassed Ottawa I've paid the price and have to be a tourist here for a few days.

Anyone know where I can get an exchange reconditioned box on this continent?"

Anyone have any ideas as she can't get it shipped from the UK.

Many thanks

Lis

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post #2 of 3 Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 10:53 pm
 
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Sorry that I can not help out , but can offer my condolences... ... and best wishes for a speedy repair
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