I feel for you, I hate the company but love the bike. Is that possiable? For me it is about the ergos.
By any chance do your bikes have consecutive serial numbers?
I have been where Ken is now, destroyed clutch splines, tranny failures and rear drives failing 2,000 miles from home. I was so pissed that I rode Hondas for the next 5 years.
Yet, I got back on another BMW. For me it was realization that if I wanted a nimble light weight touring bike only BMW made one. Even the brand I love, Honda, made a heavy slug of a touring bike, the ST1300 and the Kawi and FJR were not far behind.
This time around I accepted the fact that the rear drive will in fact fail. My plan is to ship it off to Cutter for a proper rebuild and re-shim prior to it failing if I can find a cheap enough used spare rear drive to throw on while mine is being rebuilt. I already checked and lubed the splines, replaced the paralever bearings and replaced the tranny seals on the Oil Head RT I picked up a few months ago. After the rear drive is upgraded there is almost no other common mechanical failure for a major component that Iím worried about other than the Hall sensor and that commonly happens at 100K type mileage and Iím nowhere near that yet.
It was nice not having those worries traveling around the country on my Honda; but, it like every bike had its achllies heal/s. Electrical, cam chain tensioners and thermostats were its bugabooís. The good news was that I had every one of those problems but they were not the strand you type of failures.
One other huge selling point for me coming back to a BMW; I do my own work and working on the Japanese brands, nothing it simple. They are very complicated engines to do even basic work on other than oil changes.