Originally Posted by ACKERS
-----------------So Far My Local Bmw Agent Has Told Me "well Its A Heavy Bike And This Is Not An Uncommon Problem".
Don't buy that one! If the clutch was worn out (which we almost NEVER see), that excuse could carry a little weight. But, if there is a slave cylinder or seal failure, those absolutely in no way can be attributed to bike weight.
These slave cylinders are failing WAY more than is acceptable.
Strangely, after all the years they have known about it, seems that some of the '05 bikes had slave failures EARLY in life.
On my 2001 LT, I had a tranny seal failure at 400 miles
, requiring complete clutch assembly replacement, then at only 4500 miles
, the clutch slave failed, requiring yet another clutch assembly replacement, all under warranty. The slave failure could have been accelerated by the leaking transmission oil, so they should have replaced the slave when they did the clutch the first time.
I would argue hard with them if they try to make you pay for the clutch stating the "wear item" crap, if in fact it is slipping because of a fluid leak. The leaks are warranty items, and a slipping clutch because of resulting fluid contamination should also be covered. Have them show you the clutch disk, and if it is not worn down, MAKE them pay for it.