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Offline Skootaboy

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Re: Busted the Final Drive....
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2009, 08:26:39 am »
My final drive failed after 39800km's (2006 1200 Adv).
Lyndhurst Auto replaced the whole unit.
Total cost aroung R17000
BMW agreed to pay 50%.
The new unit has a magnetic drain plug and a larger pinion bearing.
I got my bike back last week.
I do hope this unit lasts longer than the previous one.

 

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Re: Busted the Final Drive....
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2009, 08:29:29 am »
But off course the bliksems could have just repaired it for R4000 but no, they will screw you and make you buy a new one. Was the old FD casing broken why not just replaced the bearings? See they make 25% on parts

Take it back and ask they must reapir the old one and take back this one. They should have given you the option.

Yes new positioned drain plug, but the ABS sensor already has a magnet. And ask them they must show you on the fish the difference between the old and new pinion bearing, they talking BS, imo, that bearing size is still the same. It might have changed on the 08 facelift models.

07 Pinion bearing info: Part: 05   AX bearing   25X62X25,4   1         33122310925   $130.39   +core
07   Needle bearing   32X16   1   08/2006      33117699865      ENDED

New facelift model fish numbers:

05   AX bearing   25X62X25,4   1         33122310925   $130.39   +core
07   Needle bearing   32X16   1         33117699865      ENDED

As you can see the numbers are still the same, if it was changed it the part numbers would have changed.
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Re: Busted the Final Drive....
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2009, 08:41:20 am »
I think I need to take a tube of KY jelly when visiting a dealer.
To add insult to injury I think there is slight play in the rear wheel now.
Just a very slight movement - parhaps 1mm?
Is this normal?
I'm going to give it a good look tonight.
 

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Re: Busted the Final Drive....
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2009, 08:50:31 am »
I think I need to take a tube of KY jelly when visiting a dealer.
To add insult to injury I think there is slight play in the rear wheel now.
Just a very slight movement - parhaps 1mm?
Is this normal?
I'm going to give it a good look tonight.

How did you measure the play?

Worst is their mechanic or whoever costed them R9k instead of the R2500 it would have cost them just to repair the FD

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Re: Busted the Final Drive....
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2009, 10:16:12 am »
Can I also have a Final drive issue, or gearbox, or what?

Speedo is reading 160, then 80, then 260, then at 0. Did this for 200km and is still doing it!!
It is on my K1200GT.

Also when I let go of the throttle I get a GRRR GRRR sound from my the side where the shaft goes into engine. It does not sound fresh, sounds as if teh gears or something is eating each other up in there!!

Had to ride it home yesterday like that  :peepwall:

Warranty is gone, only have 23 000km on the clock. What is the chances BMW will help me? I have a full service history.
 

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Re: Busted the Final Drive....
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2009, 11:07:19 am »
Let them look at it, the ABS sensor is also the speed sensor, it might be damaged not to say it's your FD. Get the bike to them and if there's damage ask for a PUMA case it's a goodwill type thing.

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Re: Busted the Final Drive....
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2009, 11:16:08 am »
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Re: Busted the Final Drive....
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2010, 10:28:56 am »
Mmmm . . . very interesting thread Michnus . . .
Good to gather this kinda knowledge here on FB (in onsideration of purchasing this kinda bike - a serious consideration on my part ... gonna be in the market soon.)
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Re: Busted the Final Drive....
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2010, 11:03:48 am »
Let them look at it, the ABS sensor is also the speed sensor, it might be damaged not to say it's your FD. Get the bike to them and if there's damage ask for a PUMA case it's a goodwill type thing.
Is PUMA an acronym for something, or just a BMW thing?
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Re: 1200 GS ADV FINAL DRIVE MAINTENACE AND CHECKS
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2010, 03:33:33 pm »
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Re: Busted the Final Drive....
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2011, 08:28:19 am »
Can I also have a Final drive issue, or gearbox, or what?

Speedo is reading 160, then 80, then 260, then at 0. Did this for 200km and is still doing it!!
It is on my K1200GT.

Also when I let go of the throttle I get a GRRR GRRR sound from my the side where the shaft goes into engine. It does not sound fresh, sounds as if teh gears or something is eating each other up in there!!

Had to ride it home yesterday like that  :peepwall:

Warranty is gone, only have 23 000km on the clock. What is the chances BMW will help me? I have a full service history.


Manic - did you ever get this matter resolved?

Seems the UK chaps have numerous issues with FD's and anyone with any Final Drive issues have been asked to go and register and log the fault or not on the International GS site:  http://gsri.info/forum/board1-technical-area/board20-chassis/board120-transmission/500-international-bmw-rear-drive-poll-internationale-bmw-hag-umfrage/

VERY interesting info and poll taking place! 
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Re: 1200 GS ADV FINAL DRIVE MAINTENACE AND CHECKS
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2011, 03:37:42 pm »
Have to revive this one.

2007 RT  BeeEm replaced FD on 29k with new 2010 model drive (warranty).

28k later - looks like bearing failure.......no sign of oil leaks/sweat, 3/9 o'clock check fine - 200 kilos later she snakes like a tart - almost lost the bike - scary, very scary. Drained the FD oil and it looks like grease - WTF

Adventurer plse PM me so I can contact you. Need tools/advice/etc.etc - or is that need new bike not BM ;-)
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