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    Shifter Linkage Lube

    Ok wanted to do this for awhile now so got it done today.

    If you had a LT the clips for releasing the linkage is the same. If you never touched one of these look at it carefully before you try. They look like this:




    I removed the shifter lever also:








    So you see this stuff is taking a little bit of abuse, On the picture with the shifter and bolt laying there that brown is really a washer that is rusted that color.

    This is how it looked cleaned up:


    I used Honda Moly on all cups and balls. Also on the frame where that washer rides and the shifter bushing. I was happy with the outcome and feel it is a worthwhile maintenance task.

    One thing when I was changing my rear wheel over yesterday I spied another linkage set but with plastic covers. So I pulled the left little triangle cover off with the three pegs and grommets and there it sits. The top is held on with a 10MM nut and the rear is a stud with a 10mm wrench fitting. The thing that surprised me is it was in worse shape then the shifter linkage itself. I cleaned it and loctight the nut back on after using liberal dose of Honda Moly

    I really took no pictures except this one and to be honest I have no clue what it operates yet but I will. It was in bad shape.


    Again not saying you need to do this but maintenance is maintenance.

    YMMV
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    Nice...Thanks

    I'll add it to the DIY index- https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...Mods-and-DIY-s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Nice...Thanks

    I'll add it to the DIY index- https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...Mods-and-DIY-s

    OM
    Thank you.

    I am happy to contribute for all I have received here.
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    I have been told the plastic linkage is the rear level sensor. Need to find the front one and do it also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    but maintenance is maintenance.

    YMMV
    Yes. not everything is spelled out in the service manual and a little thought based on life experience can allow a MC to last a very long time.
    Nicely done - thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    Ok wanted to do this for awhile now so got it done today.

    If you had a LT the clips for releasing the linkage is the same. If you never touched one of these look at it carefully before you try. They look like this:




    I removed the shifter lever also:








    So you see this stuff is taking a little bit of abuse, On the picture with the shifter and bolt laying there that brown is really a washer that is rusted that color.

    This is how it looked cleaned up:


    I used Honda Moly on all cups and balls. Also on the frame where that washer rides and the shifter bushing. I was happy with the outcome and feel it is a worthwhile maintenance task.

    One thing when I was changing my rear wheel over yesterday I spied another linkage set but with plastic covers. So I pulled the left little triangle cover off with the three pegs and grommets and there it sits. The top is held on with a 10MM nut and the rear is a stud with a 10mm wrench fitting. The thing that surprised me is it was in worse shape then the shifter linkage itself. I cleaned it and loctight the nut back on after using liberal dose of Honda Moly

    I really took no pictures except this one and to be honest I have no clue what it operates yet but I will. It was in bad shape.


    Again not saying you need to do this but maintenance is maintenance.

    YMMV
    What year is the bike?

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    As it says in my signature it is a 2015 R1200 RTLC in San Marino Blue.
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