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Old 12-26-2016, 08:49 PM
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Advice on warranty/service

Hi guys,
I would appreciate your thoughts....

My 1300r is going to be running out of the BMW 3 year warranty Jan 17/17...I have scheduled a service for the 13th....
My bike only has 55,000kms on it but I figured I would have them do the 60k service...it's an expensive one with a valve check. They are doing that service for free to make up for the scratch they put in my carbon fibre pan last service...

So...anything I should be getting them to look for specifically? The bike runs great...no issues.

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Trevor, first and foremost, make sure they don't f..k anything up! Most problems arise from substandard dealer servicing. Good luck, and keep enjoying your beast
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Old 12-26-2016, 11:33 PM
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Trevor, first and foremost, make sure they don't f..k anything up! Most problems arise from substandard dealer servicing. Good luck, and keep enjoying your beast

I half joke that the only "wear and tear" on my motorcycle is bringing it to the dealer for servicing....lol
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Re: Advice on warranty/service

Hey Trevor
Greyspikes here in Australia recently had his rear bearings go, they do a fair bit of 2-up riding , as do you with your lady. I was planning to drain and replace my final drive fluid before my next service purely for a detailed inspection of what comes out and if any metal bits have started to appear, that way if the news is bad (which it should not be) they can do the rear bearing while they have the bike.
Another suggestion would be to have them check the condition of the cam chain while they have it open, remember next time it's open will be at 90,000km.
We have all seen what you are capable of Trevor, I'm sure you have thought of it all. As much as it pains me to take my bike in for oil changes every 10,000km, a year after my 3 year warranty has expired, if my bike ever shits itself I expect them to fix it all for free (and with the great relationship I have made with my dealership service manager, and head mechanic, as well as the sales manager) I am very confident this will happen if it came to the crunch. I'm still doing pads, discs etc, last time they fitted the rear disc for free while it was being serviced.
Anyway, doesnt work for.everybody, but it's working for me so far.
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Hey Trevor
Greyspikes here in Australia recently had his rear bearings go, they do a fair bit of 2-up riding , as do you with your lady. I was planning to drain and replace my final drive fluid before my next service purely for a detailed inspection of what comes out and if any metal bits have started to appear, that way if the news is bad (which it should not be) they can do the rear bearing while they have the bike.
Another suggestion would be to have them check the condition of the cam chain while they have it open, remember next time it's open will be at 90,000km.
We have all seen what you are capable of Trevor, I'm sure you have thought of it all. As much as it pains me to take my bike in for oil changes every 10,000km, a year after my 3 year warranty has expired, if my bike ever shits itself I expect them to fix it all for free (and with the great relationship I have made with my dealership service manager, and head mechanic, as well as the sales manager) I am very confident this will happen if it came to the crunch. I'm still doing pads, discs etc, last time they fitted the rear disc for free while it was being serviced.
Anyway, doesnt work for.everybody, but it's working for me so far.

Thanks buddy,
Very good advice.
I have had all the service done by my dealer...at or before all recommended intervals...I also have another after market 3 year warranty that kicks in after the BMW expires....it's an unlimited mileage on too....I am going to dig it out just so I know what it covers....I don't want any "surprises"....
Another interesting note is that for BMW to cover anything under warranty during this service it has to be brought into the dealer at least 30 days before said warranty expires

So if there is something wrong with my bike I guess it would be my extended warranty that I would have to use.....which makes me think at 55,000kms I might as well run it up to the 60k mark and then bring it in for service....
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Took my BMW in for an oil change and check up as my BMW portion of the warranty is ending next week. So I figured it would be smart to have them check it out. Then my extended warranty for another 3 years and unlimited miles kicks in....can't believe it's been 3 years since buying this bike. 54,000kms worry free kms!!!


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My actual service is being done tomorrow but I brought it in today and they gave me a loaner as always... they do look after me. Does everyone get a loaner for an oil change?
This is a fun bike....to bad I won't get a chance to find out as it's too cold!!

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Re: Advice on warranty/service

I don't believe the new style K bikes final drive main bearing is in the oil back there. It is isolated and relies on its grease package. Do ask them their opinion about the front wheel carrier ball joints as you are about the time when they first start to go bad.
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I don't believe the new style K bikes final drive main bearing is in the oil back there. It is isolated and relies on its grease package. Do ask them their opinion about the front wheel carrier ball joints as you are about the time when they first start to go bad.

Thanks Beech....I talked them into replacing the ball joints last year when I had a steering dampener issue....And BMW Canada covered it.
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