Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Stoughton, MA, USA
K12GT Rear Drive Pivot Bearings
At about 13K miles, I noticed some freeplay in the rear wheel of my '03 K12GT - together with some oil seepage around the rear drive boot.
The dealer that serviced the bike said that the pivot bearings in the rear drive were "notchy" and that they needed to be replaced along w/ the rear drive being re-shimmed. This work was done to the tune of $400.
According to the dealer, bearings are a "wear and tear" item, not covered by warranty.
I have a hard time believing that a 2 year-old BMW with 13K of mostly highway miles should have bearings fail as part of normal wear and tear.
Anyone else had this problem?
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