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Offline Redline1

Rusted driveshaft
« on: April 08, 2017, 04:36:41 pm »
A friend of mine who isn't on the forum bought a 2014 LC and has just got it back from a service. Was told that due to not riding that often in the last year, the driveshaft has rusted quite badly. Out of warranty and quoted R36 000 by Donfords to repair! Anyone else had this problem? It just sounds strange for a bike that is still fairly new. He's not a happy chappy at the moment!! >:(
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Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2017, 04:39:41 pm »
strange  :-\
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Offline Redline1

Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2017, 04:53:37 pm »
Apparently somehow (don't know how), water got into the shaft housing at some time.
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Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2017, 08:05:25 pm »
Pressure washer?
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Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2017, 08:44:34 pm »
Pressure washer?

Doesn't use a high pressure washer. 30 000km on the clock.
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Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2017, 08:46:07 pm »
Pressure washer?

Doesn't use a high pressure washer. 30 000km on the clock.

They may do at the service centre
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Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 07:56:25 am »
A friend of mine who isn't on the forum bought a 2014 LC and has just got it back from a service. Was told that due to not riding that often in the last year, the driveshaft has rusted quite badly. Out of warranty and quoted R36 000 by Donfords to repair! Anyone else had this problem? It just sounds strange for a bike that is still fairly new. He's not a happy chappy at the moment!! >:(

Maybe it has been ridden in sea water? Just a suggestion, That will make it rust like that........................
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Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 08:39:30 am »
Surely it cant be that badly rusted that it needs replacing???

Are the splines rusted?
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Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 06:22:34 am »
A friend of mine who isn't on the forum bought a 2014 LC and has just got it back from a service. Was told that due to not riding that often in the last year, the driveshaft has rusted quite badly. Out of warranty and quoted R36 000 by Donfords to repair! Anyone else had this problem? It just sounds strange for a bike that is still fairly new. He's not a happy chappy at the moment!! >:(
Perhaps it was submerged while doing a river crossing?

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Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 07:20:11 am »
Perhaps there is a tear in the rubber boot on the swing arm. A tear allows dust and water to get in. I've seen that and the associated rust problem a couple of times.
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Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 07:44:51 am »
I also have a 2104 LC with 28 000 km. Splines on the driveshaft stripped due to rust- resulting in no drive. I had done one deep river crossing some time ago. Bike out of warrantee , BMW SA paid for the drive shaft R10 000) dealer and I split the labour- think about R1500 each. Apparently the rubber seals on the drive shaft housing are being re-designed. Heard of 2 other LCs with same problem.
 

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Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 07:54:56 am »
Seems the water gets in, but doesnt drain. The more pertinent question is why are the
splines dry ? They should be greased.
Another issue not experienced on the 1150's, so seems like another
engineering design which has gone backwards.
 

Offline The TRANSPORTER

Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 08:22:08 am »
Read up on Adv Riders the LC 's driveshaft do rust more than the older BMW's .

I will take BMW on regarding this. :thumleft:
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Offline Redline1

Re: Rusted driveshaft
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2017, 11:04:44 am »
Read up on Adv Riders the LC 's driveshaft do rust more than the older BMW's .

I will take BMW on regarding this. :thumleft:

All sorted now, fixed and he only had to pay in about R2000 for labour. But still, that's not what I would expect on a fairly new bike that's just out of warranty.
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