Transmission Busted

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Transmission Busted

Postby rayraypa » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:35 pm

:-k I have the Year 2000 R1100R. I brought it into the dealer, they opened it up and the transmission (all of it) needed to be replaced. They said it would cost upward of 5k. I decided that with an 18-year-old bike it wasn't worth it. It's now sitting in my garage and I have no idea what to do with it.
If I can get it fixed for a lower amount, I would consider that. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: Transmission Busted

Postby Railbender » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:16 pm

Try Anton Largiader, he is THE MAN for that sort of work. http://www.largiader.com/tech/oiltrans/

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Re: Transmission Busted

Postby kirby » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:52 am

Go on E bay and look for a trans. I've seen them for around $450 to $600 typical. I bought an 1150 trans out of a '04 w/ 5.000 miles for $600 for a friend. A good overhaul is around $2,000 +-.
They are out there allot of the time from parted out insurance write offs.
Be patient and one will turn up.

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Re: Transmission Busted

Postby rayraypa » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:06 pm

Thanks for the tips. I will check it out.

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Re: Transmission Busted

Postby rayraypa » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:12 pm

I am wondering if I should just scrap the bike. I had it for a over five years and put about 40k on it. It was sitting in a garage for 7 years before that, never moving. It is an 18 year old bike. There could be a bunch of other things that will tank soon. I just don't know. Any thoughts appreciated.

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Re: Transmission Busted

Postby kirby » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:10 pm

That's always an option. If the engine is still good its probably worth saving, but then if you don't ride it? If you can do the work yourself and find a cheap used trans,its then an operational machine and you can get something for it.
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Re: Transmission Busted

Postby sweatmark » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:18 pm

rayraypa wrote:I am wondering if I should just scrap the bike. I had it for a over five years and put about 40k on it. It was sitting in a garage for 7 years before that, never moving. It is an 18 year old bike. There could be a bunch of other things that will tank soon. I just don't know. Any thoughts appreciated.


R1100** transmissions can be problem:
http://www.largiader.com/tech/oiltrans/
https://www.google.com/search?q=bmw+r1100+transmission+problems

I had a 2000 R1100R with the 2nd/3rd shift problem. Sold it before I read about solution options.
Aside from the transmission, those early Oilheads are bulletproof - see https://advrider.com/index.php?threads/the-man-the-myth-the-legend-hanks-gs-486-000-miles.889016/

Just bought a 15 year old Oilhead (Rockster) with 9k miles that has obviously been sitting unused and unloved for years. But I've ridden 1500 miles on it since purchase 2 weeks ago, and see no reason why the bike won't be useful for another 15 years and 150k+ miles. The later Oilheads are subject to more potential problems than your version. This month I plan to take it apart for cleaning, inspection, maintenance, and modification.
Now: Rockster2, F800S, S1000R, K1300S
Then: R850R, R1100R, R1150R, Rockster1, R1200C, etc.

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Re: Transmission Busted

Postby kirby » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:41 pm

I actually liked my R1100GS better than the 1150GS. The 5 speed GS has the airhead GS trans with a useful low ratio 1st gear. If I were to go back to a GS I would look for a 1100 or a 100GS.
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