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Question 07 KGT Transmission Question

I have a 07 KGT with the "2nd gear temporary loss of power" problem that has been discussed in the forum previously. Even though I had the problem reported to BMW before my warranty ended last year, it appears that the transmission will not be replaced under factory warranty. (Being stonewalled repeatedly) It is still hard to believe that a bike this expensive has a manufacturing defect that isn't being covered by the company?
My question is that when I go to replace the transmission I want to make sure that I'm not buying another faulty 2006 - 2008 trans. for $3300.00. As I understand it, the problem was rectified in the 2009 - KGTs. Has anyone had a 2009 trans installed to replace a faulty 06 - 08 ?
As much as it is a pain to my wallet I have to get this problem solved before the better riding weather arrives.
Any wisdom would be appreciated.
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.... (Being stonewalled repeatedly) It is still hard to believe that a bike this expensive has a manufacturing defect that isn't being covered by the company?
Not for some us us!

Seriously though, sorry about the trouble. I guy I know replaced his on his K12R and told me that the "teeth".....you'll have to forgive the lack of technical prowess... were designed differently in the newer trannies. More squared off I think. Don't think he's had any trouble since and he does tend to beat on his machines. So if you do have to cough up $$ out of pocket. Make sure you are getting the newer design.

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It is still hard to believe that a bike this expensive has a manufacturing defect that isn't being covered by the company?
Stick around a while and you'll find it much easier to believe.
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I have a 07 KGT with the "2nd gear temporary loss of power" problem that has been discussed in the forum previously. Even though I had the problem reported to BMW before my warranty ended last year, it appears that the transmission will not be replaced under factory warranty. (Being stonewalled repeatedly) It is still hard to believe that a bike this expensive has a manufacturing defect that isn't being covered by the company?
My question is that when I go to replace the transmission I want to make sure that I'm not buying another faulty 2006 - 2008 trans. for $3300.00. As I understand it, the problem was rectified in the 2009 - KGTs. Has anyone had a 2009 trans installed to replace a faulty 06 - 08 ?
As much as it is a pain to my wallet I have to get this problem solved before the better riding weather arrives.
Any wisdom would be appreciated.
Don't give up seeking help from BMW. Stonewalling is their first line of defense. It will require the patience of Job and super-human persistence and then, maybe, on a rare occasion, when the stars are in alignment, they have been known to cave a little. In your case where you had the problem documented during the warranty period, you might be able to build a case. If you have not done so already, escalate it to BMWNA and keep contacting them. It helps if you have the dealer in your corner, but if he won't help, just keep applying pressure to the Mothership. You have nothing to lose (except some time).
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If it was documented before your warranty expired, it is still covered by the warranty.....
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