BMW BMW MOTORCYCLE Power Train Manual Transmission problems : 1.
This Is My Second Complaint Which Duplicates Voq #101404137 My 1997 bmw F650 Mortorcycle Slips Out Of First Gear. It Did This While Under Warranty. I Bought It Used From A Private Citizen And Took It To Frank’s bmw Motorcycles In Essex Jct Vt For Service. Lester Pelkey (owner) Said It Was Operator Error When It Was Still Under Warranty. He Said It Didn’t Do It For Him. I Can Down Shift Into First, Let The Bike Run In 1st Up To A Light Or Stop Sign, Stop, And Sometimes It Slips Into Neutral, And Sometimes It Waits Until I’ve Started Up Again To Slip Out (not Good In A Turn!), And Sometimes It Stays In First Gear Until I Shift Into Second. In All Fairness, The Bike Doesn’t Do This For Most People. It Seems To Do It More When Warm, But That’s No Guarantee. I Believed Lester Pelkey As I Was A New Rider. In 2004 I Bought A 1999 F650 – Basically The Same Bike). It Does Not Slip Out Of Gear. I’ve Spoken To The Bme Rep Marge Charney, I’ve Spoken To 2nd Wind bmw (where The Bike Was Originally Bought By The Previous Owner) And Others. No One Will Do Anything. Besides Having The Bike Slip Out Of Gear While Idle Or In A Turn, I Cannot Use My Foot Brake As I Have To Hold The Shift Lever Down When I Take Off To Ensure I Don’t Slip Out Of Gear. This Is Particularly Bad When Stopped On A Hill. I Have To Do A Dance And Have Great Timing To Let Out The Clutch, Let Off The Hand Brake And Accelerate All At The Same Time. The Only Thing That Makes Sense To Those I’ve Spoken To About This Situation Is That Two Parts Are Barely Within Spec. And Because Both Of Those Parts Are In My Bike, They Don’t Engage Properly. This Is A Dangerous Situation. And, I Don’t Feel I Can Sell The Bike To Someone Else When It May Cause Them A Problem. The Date Below Is Put In Because You Require One – I Don’t Recall The Exact Date Except It Was In May Prior To My Warranty Running Out. This Happens Very Frequently – Almost Every Time I Ride. *jb
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 17000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB10166A5VX. BMW BMW MOTORCYCLE 1997 problem was reported in WHITE RIVER JCT, VT. Vehicle was purchased on 19991111. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 1 CYLINDERS. BMW BMW MOTORCYCLE 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. BMW BMW MOTORCYCLE 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FRANK’S MOTORCYCLE SALES & SERVICE . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 8028783930 . DEALER’S CITY: ESSEX . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VT. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 05451 .
May 20, 2000
1997 BMW BMW MOTORCYCLE problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW BMW MOTORCYCLE, driving a 1997 BMW BMW MOTORCYCLE, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train Manual Transmission problems and defects.