Originally Posted by fitzy79
I would like to say that they haven't heard the last of me yet. I am sure that I won't be the last to have this happen either. If you have any suggestions for me, please let me know.
Ahhhhhh the memories come spewing back .....that is ....of a whole load of oil over the back wheel, brake, Sydney peak hour traffic (which of course could be any time of the day....) SWMO on the back, winter pitch black time, and still vivid memories of explanations on why this BMW very expensive bike was needed.........
This of course after a 21 year stint of riding my old trusty, ever faithful Yammy XS1100E.......with not even a blink of discomfort from the rear drive.
A right royal PITA at the least. I had to ask SWMO to walk about 3kms while I limped home on Beryl Beemer in 1st gear....verrrrrryyyyyyyy slowly before getting the cage to pick up SWMO who took refuge in a pizza shop.
Now do you think I was slightly put out????????
This was one of a number of dealings I had very early on in the piece with BMW, and the national service manager....who always gave me the impression he was personally paying for repairs to Beryl, (rear brake pads, disk, rear drive bearings, pinion shaft seal that drives the rear drive crown gear, (the one that then lets oil from the rear drive up through the drive shaft tunnel and appears outta the lower rubber boot)...blah blah
Don't bother talking to these guys....you end up banging things against the wall....dong! Write/fax/email (do all three otherwise they may say they didn't get the correspondence...) to Mr BMW Oz himself....they rotate these teflon guys every couple of years, sorta like "before the mud sticks" thing, BUT the couple of times I have had to write to different CEO's it achieved the desired result.
boring??? extremely so, that this guy has to deal with things like this.
The USA guys have collected heaps of data on this subject.....and always appear to change the complete rear drive assembly when ever there is a problem....here they change the bearings and seal unless there is some damage with the crown and pinion gears themselves....labour must be cheap here.....not from my last exhaust valve experience......
ok winge time over...Beryl is chugging along nicely, 131250kms on the clock, 99 model from the 2nd shipment to Oz.....off down to Canberra again this weekend with SWMO....makes a good weekend away.
Where you located at Fitzy.....you put yourself on the "where you are map" at all from one of my previous posts??
78XS1100E "The Tardis" (ret)
99K1200LT "Beryl Beemer"