I am curious to see if anyone can beat my K1300GT owners experience so far:
Purchased bike. At about 200 miles, right hand switch goes bad leaving me stranded. Had a tow guy come and tow it to Tallahassee and I had to get a friend to pick me up. Switch of course wasn't in stock. Had to wait a week or so. I had to drive down and trailer the bike back, around 300 miles round trip. No inconvenience there, I love spending my weekends trailering things around.
I told them to replace the left hand switch at the same time as of course it is going to fail. They wouldn't do it because of BMW "policy". I guess it's better to let known faulty items really screw the owner before actually replacing it outright. That's how you retain customers, right?
Around ~400 miles Engine starts stalling randomly. Drive it 300 miles round trip to have that looked at and the 600 mile service completed. They also did the foam brake reservoir recall. On the way home in the pouring rain, bike stalls constantly in traffic. At one busy intersection in particular, bike stalls on 1-2 up shift. Bike wouldn't restart right away and it was sputtering with oncoming traffic with super low visibility. Almost had to ditch the bike.
Bike stalls constantly now between up and down shifts, doesn't matter. Engine still struggles to restart within 5-seconds sometimes. Just as I am losing hope in BMW on the ride home today from work, the left turn signal ceases to function. So now I get the BMW privilege of riding another ~300 miles round trip after waiting a week for a part to get that switch replaced. Mind you, a switch that should have been replaced in the first place when the other one failed. Not to mention I need to do it all again when BMW decides to fix the small issue of bikes stalling left and right causing people to crash.
I think the only problem I haven't had is the fuel gauge low level to stop functioning and maybe a wheel falling off. I wouldn't expect half these issues on a $3,000 scooter let alone BMW's expensive top sport touring bike. So with these issues in the first 800 miles, my true worry is what is going to happen to this bike after the three year warranty ends?