Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
2010 RT - cracked frame!!!
I rode from Sydney to Perth and back again just before Christmas. I put the bike in for a service in Perth and when I got it back, I was having difficulty changing gears. The short version is that the in-board bush that supports that gear selector shaft had cracked where it is welded onto the frame.
Eventually it was impossible to change gears, and I had guy do a patch up welding job on the bottom of it so I could get back to Sydney.
BMW have agreed to provide a new rear frame (I have to pay $1,500 for labour).
The bike was just on 3 years old when it happened with only 70,000km on it . I have had it since new and it has never been in an accident.
I also had to have the final drive replaced at 47,000.
I love riding it, but can't get my head around paying that much for a bike that has these major failures.
Anyways, has anyone heard of the frame cracking like this before?