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On our K1000RS shifting is very notchy and it is often hard to get it in
gear when the bike is stopped. SHifting into first while moving is always
followed by a noticable clunk. Kind of concerns me sometimes!
Brendan Rudack rudack@ucsub.Colorado.EDU
On Wed, 31 Jul 1996, Nicholas Pinto wrote:
> From: Steve Powers <spowers@spdg.COM>
> Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 08:38:46 -0700
> Subject: Re: Quattro Spyder??
> Eric adds:
> > >On a related note, the last time I went to my mechanic I saw a Dodge
> > >Stealth (aka Mitsu 3000) twin turbo 4wd (!) in there. He told me that
> > >it's got a German tranny.
> > That would be a Getrag box.....
> gawd help 'em... Getrag makes the trannys for BMW motorcycles. Two words
> come to mind here.
> bulletproof, yet clunky (3, I lied)
> There was a writeup in BMWMOA magazine about them which described in
> great detail the lengths they had gone to to actually _increase_ the
> clunky feel. In particular, they were describing the downshift into
> first gear and their wanting to make it more _positive_. They described
> how the gear slid on the various shaft, etc. Somewhat dry, but certainly
> The trannys do work and you can really jam them into gear. After all,
> you have to.
> the tranny in the Stealth isn't sequential, is it?
> - --
> steve powers stratos product development group
> email@example.com seattle, washington
> I have a BMW K1100LT and the tranny is awesome, that is when you remember to keep pressure on the peg when you let the clutch out. Otherwise you wind up going nowhere with some serious revs. It's not like a rice burner.... click and go, you need to stay awake.
> - Nick Pinto
> From: Alex Kowalski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 11:11:49 -0700
> Subject: Re: None
> Glen Powell wrote:
> > 2) I have a bubble in the sidewall of the left rear tire. Should I change before Lime Rock and if so, shpuld I make sure that the other rear
> tire matches sin
> > REPLACE THAT TIRE! Tires are cheap, armco & concrete are hard and body/paint work is expensive.....
> > I would not worry about 'matching' unless you are going to go so far as to ensure that all 4 match. (I do)
> > -glen
> > See ya in my pearle 93 s4 w/ NY plates
> > - Nick
> Ditto Glen. As the guy in Johnny Dangerously said, "Once my dad and I
> thought we could make from NJ to MA through the Cross-Bronx Expressway
> with a bubble in a sidewall. Once!"
> <no Audi content>
> BTW, since you have NY plates, the CBE gets my vote as the scariest
> non-racetrack place in the Universe to have a blowout or mechanical
> problem. That five-mile stretch is a no-man's land. I think they've
> repaved it, but for a while, the roadway resembled one of Saddam's
> runways during Desert Srorm, complete with the burned-out shells of dead
> vehicles. There are signs on the road every few hundred yards that say
> something like "no stopping except for emergency vehicles" because local
> banditos hover like vultures to pick disabled cars clean there.
> Once a friend of my Dad's got shanghaied there. A few minutes after
> pulling over, some unsavory dudes in a van roll up and jump out. He was
> under the hood with a flashlight, and they politely inform him, "Don't
> worry man, you can have the motor -- WE JUST WANT THE BATTERY!!". He
> informed them that it was "HIS CAR!" and they graciously moved on. Hope
> you have a cell phone and a BFG-9000 (wide-area mass destruction weapon
> from the game DOOM) if you ever get stuck there :-).
> Best Wishes,
> Hey guys:
> I decided to change my wife and keep the tire.
> By the way, I'm a Bronx Baby originally. I bet all you wimps roll up the window and look straight ahead the minute you get on the croos bronx xway.
> Also, most of the guys I know would have had the car.
> See ya!
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