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Old 10-25-2015, 02:32 AM
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DAMN! Done a Diff

So anyway, I book the K13R in for its 90k service mentioning I'm hearing a chain-like sound when wheeling the bike backwards out of the shed, and can they look into it.

Turns out the bearing had seized lock solid. My service guy said it was strange coz there was no sideways play blah blah blah (I switched off at this point coz all my brain was doing was $-signs. Anyway, long story short: he tried BMW Aust for warranty replacement. They said best we talk to Germany. Germany said nice try but forget it. 90k out of a diff is apparently exceptional life. Oh well, no harm trying Can't complain seeing as I've already gotten a new $4.6k rear shock out of them

Am now sitting out two to three weeks for the part to arrive from the Motherland.

Oh well, could have been worse - it could have spat me off and done me and the bike damage.
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:44 AM
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Bummer about the diff , good you weren't on it when it went.
you still got the Honda to ride inbetween fixes yeah?

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Old 10-25-2015, 02:57 AM
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Its off the road as well, Mat. Its got some sort of electrical gremlin in it that konks it out when I hit rough bumps, and considering the state of my driveway (~200m over gravel, exposed boulders and tree roots), its a struggle even getting out onto the road without it dying on me. My 40 min ride to work is now more than double that in the 4WD. I'm hating it *sigh*
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Old 10-25-2015, 03:58 AM
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Re: DAMN! Done a Diff

Hey Fran is it the diff or just a bearing
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:05 AM
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Hey Capt. The guy reckons is the diff, and there's something wrong with the housing and the shaft. I got a work week from hell coming up next week, but if I get a chance I plan to pop in and have a chat about the damage. I should know a bit more then.
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Re: DAMN! Done a Diff

Maybe time to update..... They are doing exdemo 2015's over here for 19k..... I wonder if your Perth dealer can match that and do a good trade in on a zero km.....

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Re: DAMN! Done a Diff

Sorry to hear that Fran. Hope your up and running soon (and cheap)
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:38 AM
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Yeah, Mat, that thought has crossed my mind. But with the recent $'s I've chucked at it on the front end, and with what I'm about to chuck at it on the rear end, I'm thinking I'll run it a bit more to get a bit of value for my bucks. Besides, with high k's its worth next to nothing. In the end I think it'll spend its senior days beside the Blade in the shed

I mean, what can go wrong next?? Motor??
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:34 AM
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Re: DAMN! Done a Diff

Fran i had a honda that did not like bumpy roads i taped the side stand up and it cured the problem all i did then was get a new spring for it ... simples
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Really?? Never thought of that. The Honda's done around the same number of k's as the Beemer. For sure, it could have worn out. Will get it checked out in the light of day. Thanks
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Old 10-25-2015, 09:14 AM
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Re: DAMN! Done a Diff

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90k out of a diff is apparently exceptional life.
Only in the mind of BMW. I think it sucks Fran.
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Re: DAMN! Done a Diff

Fran, I'm so sorry to hear that your usual commute has been extended to double as the cage walls hem you in. Wishing you a little bike miracle to save your sanity & wallet. Glad that the problem was caught before it caught YOU, dear girl!
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Thanks, Rick. Thanks Pat.
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Re: DAMN! Done a Diff

My bearing went on my 2009 K1300GT at 70,000KMs (42,000 US) and it started with a bearing howl, there was no play side to side detected for this is the first thing I checked. The bearing spun in the casing so it was toast and the entire FD was replaced. My mechanic told me that at the next 50,000KMs to have the bearing replaced before it goes, the cost is $300 for this preventative maintenance instead of $2500 CAD for a FD replacement. Cheers
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:25 PM
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Re: DAMN! Done a Diff

Now I'm skeered. Mine has always made a chain-like sound when rolling it around?
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:01 AM
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I get the call on Wednesday noon to say the diff has come in and is being fitted. They're open until 9pm tonight so that'll give me plenty of time to get home, get the other half and head on down to pick up the beastie.

4.30pm I get another call to say they've just done the 90k service and its running a bit hot - they'll work on it tonight (flush out the coolant again) and that'll fix it.

So anyway, we arrive just after 8pm and the bike isn't out the front and the service department is all locked up. Seems to have been some misunderstanding - I was under the impression that they were working back to have it ready, they thought Thurs.

So anyway II, they give me this F800GS as an overnight loaner: Good thing I've got long legs coz this thing is sooooo tall I was eye-balling truckies on the way in to work.



Thurs afternoon I drop it back off and pick up the K13R. What a difference a diff makes!! You know how when you use something all the time you tend not to notice things? I'd gotten so used to it feeling bad that that felt normal. Know wot I mean??

So anyway III, I'm yet to open the box containing the old diff. Will check out the damage over the weekend.

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Old 10-30-2015, 02:33 PM
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Re: DAMN! Done a Diff

Hi Fran

Sorry about your diff...

I'm with Rick, is ridiculous that a you must to change diff in 90K Km. With the addition you never had aggressive ride, burned tires or something like that.

I'm inclined to think they never changed oil in the scheduled services or is a particular problem in your diff, but never a lie like that...

Also BMW don't respect their words when they said in 2008:

From ESPECIFICACIONES DETALLADAS K1300.pdf Page 4:

As in the past, BMW, through the K 1300 S, offers the only sports motorcycle
in this segment with a maintenance-free drive shaft. Featuring innovative
top-end technology, optimum riding qualities, an even more dynamic look
and performance enhanced to an unprecedented standard, the K 1300 S
impressively renders the BMW Sports Encounter World, clearly maintaining
BMWs strong leadership in the upper sports segment.
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Re: DAMN! Done a Diff

I hope it didn't cost a stupid amount! I had an early 80'sLe Mans 850 that ate its bevel drive....... Pinion and crown wheel cost about $900 or so 10+ years ago!
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I hope it didn't cost a stupid amount! I had an early 80'sLe Mans 850 that ate its bevel drive....... Pinion and crown wheel cost about $900 or so 10+ years ago!

I've been down this road on my LeMans 1000. It's a lot of money for a couple of cogs.

When it comes to your rear end why skimp, they only hold a few hundred ml so change it every time you change the motor oil
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Re: DAMN! Done a Diff

I know all too well! Sure there's a great deal of work setting up pinion and crown wheel but they're produced in the bazillion by automanufactorers, but surely the $$$$ asked by our two wheeled dealers may be a touch excessive?
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:55 AM
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When it comes to your rear end why skimp, they only hold a few hundred ml so change it every time you change the motor oil

Have to agree 100%,..but, do you think it will make a difference for longevity?

In saying that, looking at my bikes previous owner's expenses, new clutch (warranty) at 10,000km, new FD bearing & seal at 40,000. Certainly doesn't inspire confidence with regards to owning a "quality" motorcycle.
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