The other night my trouble light came on. 26K. Just had the bike serviced 6 months ago for 24K, all brake lines flushed.
Trouble cleared after power cycle. Came on again the other night in the rain, felt I lost the power assist in the rear. Power cycled it again and it cleared.
Checked fluid, pads, etc...everything looked good.
Took it into the dealer since I have an extended warranty, and they read the codes, 3 of them indicating ABS modulator failure, one saying brake fluid low. Replacement modulator is $2300.
Thankfully, I bought the 3yr extended warranty from Pinnacle with ABS so at the moment it appears I will be only out the $25 deductible for this service. Looking back the $1/day was well spent.
My question is, I've been meticulous about maintenance and getting the brakes flushed so is this likely to occur again in 30K? What have other people experienced, heard.
I love the ride, looks, feel of the BMW bikes but my confidence level in their reliability is pretty shaken as I had a 96 RT which had the transmission & clutch replaced at 33K (BMW paid for the parts outside of warranty). I have gotten off lucky out of pocket but...
I checked out the new K13GT in the store while waiting and the ride position is much less aggressive and the reviews I've read have been great. Started wondering what I could sell my GT for now that it has a new ABS system and is good for another 30K...
Lot of technology going into a $23K bike....also a lot more to fail...