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Hello everybody,

I've bought recently a 2000 LT. I had it for four days after owning a Harley for three years. It is perfect bike and is ideal for me.

Here comes the problem.
Yesterday, me and my friend wanted to have a ride. After 5 minutes riding, the same moment I was going to shift from 4th to 5th gear, I heard a noise of something hitting something real hard, then a noise of something getting broken and the gear stuck on 5th.
Engine works good with no noises (while keeping clutch pressed). I am able to start engine (with no problem) while keeping clutch disengaged. Gearshift peg itself does not even move down, but moves up. There's no possibility to switch gear. With clutch, without clutch, with engine running or without.

There's one another thing. As soon as it happened, I started hearing a noise of repeating hits, similar to the one in childhood we where putting a hard paper on bicycle to hit spokes. I had to drive two or three minutes to find a place for safe stop (this road had no shoulders) so I heard the noise very clearly.

I don't think I am going to fix something myself, but I want to be prepared to visiting our local BMW.


Guys, please help.

Thank you.
 

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Hi Tanklist,

Does the gearshift lever return to the proper position?
If not, it is just a matter of broken linkage.

If it does return to the proper position, then it may be that the linkage is not adjusted correctly and your between gears or the internal gear selection mechanism has a broken component.

You could also draw some oil from the transmission and check for an over-abundance of metal particles , which would lead you to the second conclusion.

Good luck,

Wolf
 

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Wolf,

Yes it does return, but it cannot be moved down. As you move it up, it returns to the place.

I think it is gearbox itself. more likely.

Thank you for the answer.

As soon as I have results, I will post it here.
 

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Just an update.

It was the linkage they fixed at BMW service. They just have "put it in place" charging no money.

The ticking noise remains. It disappears when pressing clutch, and goes back when the clutch is connected. I'm planning to go through the forum to learn the bike and the I must replace all fluids.

A will be able to talk about things after the replacement. I have to see all oils colors and particles inside.
 
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