Has your BMW suffered Final Drive failure ?
Yes. :boom: 2009 K1300GT. 22,000 miles. 5 years old. Out of warranty. $2,000 out of pocket.
As of yesterday I need to change my vote to a yes.
2008 K1200GT, 39,000 Kms. Bearing went out yesterday on a day trip out to Radium BC. Had to rent a U-Haul to bring it home. Pulled the FD off and stripped it apart last night, bearing was totally shot. Now I just need to get the parts hopefully in stock at the dealer so it can all go back together before next weekend. We are (were) planning to leave for a 12 day tour down to Colorado and New Mexico next Sunday.
'09 K1300GT at 25K miles. I noted some play in the FD but no operating issues. Had the crown bearing replaced by an independent shop. The bearing was intact, no metal debris in the oil, but the races appeared worn. I still have a slight bit of play, but haven't put a dial indicator on it yet. BMW says .5mm is within spec. Got a feeling I'll be dealing with this again sometime. Next time I may ship it to Anton Lagardier for a proper repair. Reluctant to go for a fleabay purchase, not knowing if the available FD's have the same issue.
I too have a final drive failure, 45K on the clock. Haven't pulled it out yet, I have enough bikes to keep me mobile, but need to get to this. I suspect bearing failure. Grease and oil all over brake disc and wheel.
I had the final drive replaced at 32k miles. I'm almost to 40k now and haven't experienced any issues.
:surprise CRIPES A'MIGHTY Mates! Did these BAD TIDINGS come upon you EVEN WITH the BMW recommended F/D lube services? Please share some of your back-story on these bikes.Yes. I was quoted 1500.00 for the drive shaft alone, and a one month wait for the part to come from Germany. I found a good used one on eBay for 88.00 US. The total bill with new OEM parts would have been around 3350.00
yes, at 40,000 miles about 4 years ago. While on tour in Colorado (I live in Ohio). Had heard bad things about the FD failures by then. Bike (2008 K12GT) was 6 months and 4K miles past warranty. BMW would not participate in repair cost. So I had CO dealer put in NEW FD, total cost $3000. then I pleaded with BMW NA and they offered me $500 if I would never tell anybody about the failure. I said " kiss my a$$ and keep your money". so here i am telling you about the failure and also telling you why you may not hear about more failures in early years. some folks will take the payoff and clam up.Has your BMW suffered Final Drive failure ?