Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Notchy drive shaft and final drove wheel bearing issue
I'm brand new to the forum and just got a 2006 K1200 GT 2 weeks ago with only 15K miles. I took it to a dealer to tune it up and they found that the side that engages the transmission on the drive shaft is loose and has notching in joints. Also the final drive crown wheel bearing has play.
The service tech said that this could be the reason why when I decelerate (engine brake) above 4000rpm, my bike vibrates.
I'm surprised that there are already issues with the bike with only 15K miles on it. The repair cost is expensive and I've read on some forums that if I get the wheel bearings replaced, that BMW North America will reimburse me for the cost. Is this true? If so, how do I go about doing it?