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I've been searching a few forums to get more information on the Dreaded 3rd gear skip. I've got a 96 R1100RT that does this and I'd like to get more information about it. However, all I've found so far is threads the mention it, but don't actually go into any details about it.


Can anyone point me to a thread that deals with this topic?



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Common problem with early (pre-M97) oilhead transmissions. Caused by premature shift fork wear due to design & production tolerance issues. Some design changes were made in the mid-97 model year to help cure. BMW issued a service bulletin covering this problem with upgraded repair parts but I believe that these are no longer available. Some more details here.


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