Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
I am already aware of new replacement parts availability issues from the dealers. Here are two examples for my 2007 K1200GT that I know about:
* Side panels are not available.
* Replacement ESA shocks for my 2007 K1200GT are not available. These are the earlier potentiometer type. Compatible ESA shocks (2008 Hall Effect type) are available, but they require an expensive replacement onboard computer (ZFE?) for my 2007 model, which costs ~$750.
There is an active used part market, and many consumables can be rebuilt or replaced with third-party versions of those products, e.g., shocks, brake pads, etc.
Genuine BMW parts from a dealer are very expensive.