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#621144 - 07/26/10 01:33 PM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: CoarsegoldKid]  
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When the BMW dealership was still open, we replaced FD, not repaired them.
I saw one '05 GS that had 4 replacments.
happened every 28-30k on that bike, something amiss with it but all replaced under warranty of new FD time periods.
Saw one other GS '05 (from same dealer up north) at 35,940.
Very few others.
I thpough initially it was something with the new 1200 as we didn't see 1100/1150 FD failures.
Since then, seen it in several diff models.
Wish I had some insight as to why/which ones/etc, but I don't.
None of our overseas members seem to post a lot about it, perhaps I just missed those posts, but that led me to conjecture about what is different wrt riding over here.
Long stretches of wide open roads?
I don't really know.

We used to pull a unit off of a similar floor model and get a traveller back on the road.
For otheres an order for a new FD was made and it took little to longer to get part.


So, no, not an "in stock" item.
I really haven't "seen" more than a handful of bikes involved.
Of course I've read of many more, and even though it is a very small percentage, it should be dealt with.
In most cases if the bike was over mileage but under 36 mos. the repair was goodwilled.
Best wishes.


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#621430 - 07/27/10 04:40 AM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: tallman]  
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Well now my final drive is starting to weep oil on the foot brake side. Am I losing this one to as I sit here in Whitehorse with the closest dealor more then 800 miles away? Do I need to head east and abort my attempt? When/if I get back home I am going to have a long talk with my dealer-salesman.

#621459 - 07/27/10 09:38 AM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: KDeline]  
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Ken,
Take pictures, time/date.
Good luck.


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#621473 - 07/27/10 12:02 PM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: tallman]  
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sO sORRY to hear it, Kenny.


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#621475 - 07/27/10 12:17 PM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: hANNAbONE]  
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Ken, I know how you feel. When mine came apart last week I was surprised that there was still no lateral slop, side to side or top to bottom. Although the rear of the bike was covered with oil and oil was running out of the final drive. But when you would spin the rear wheel you could feel the rumble in it. I would be checking for both symptoms. Sorry to hear about your troubles, at least I was somewhat near a dealer.

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#621484 - 07/27/10 12:56 PM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: KDeline]  
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Originally Posted By: KDeline
Well now my final drive is starting to weep oil on the foot brake side. Am I losing this one to as I sit here in Whitehorse with the closest dealor more then 800 miles away? Do I need to head east and abort my attempt? When/if I get back home I am going to have a long talk with my dealer-salesman.


confused

Sometimes it might just be a seal. Keep oil in it, if you can, and check as Marty indicated for signs of deeper trouble.


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#621887 - 07/28/10 08:51 PM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: Twisties]  
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Originally Posted By: Twisties
Originally Posted By: KDeline
Well now my final drive is starting to weep oil on the foot brake side. Am I losing this one to as I sit here in Whitehorse with the closest dealor more then 800 miles away? Do I need to head east and abort my attempt? When/if I get back home I am going to have a long talk with my dealer-salesman.


confused

Sometimes it might just be a seal. Keep oil in it, if you can, and check as Marty indicated for signs of deeper trouble.


Yep. Another member lost a seal coming home from Un and had if fixed in under an hour for less than $100 in Santa Rosa.


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#621995 - 07/29/10 06:38 AM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: longjohn]  
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Then by my count there has been 4 final drive issues with just the folks at the UN, two with Kate and I alone? And this is not adnormal by BMW standards? Nice.

#622056 - 07/29/10 01:31 PM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: KDeline]  
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And this may, or may not be, about what to expect.
4 instances, not all failed FD's out of 130+ bikes.
That is in the 3% range.

But, looking back at 10 El Paseo's and several BRR's I think the failure rate has been less than 1% at those and many times no instances of problems.

Maybe it's the "dry heat"?

Good luck.


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Tim
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2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

#622058 - 07/29/10 01:34 PM Re: Another final drive trashed on the way home from the UN [Re: tallman]  
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Quote:
... 10 El Paseo's and several BRR's ...

FWIW, these tend to be more regional events, so most riders do not put on the sort of mileage required by many to attend a left or right coast Unrally.


Michael
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