For this thread's sake...
To answer this question to the fullest of my ability, Yes, there have been a few GT's that have had failed rear drives. I'm the "jackass" that listened to BMW when they said that their '06 redesigned (sealed) drive was a lifetime, maintenance-free unit
. Then they later released a service bulletin stating that the fluid should be changed at 600 miles. I think I was already passed the 6K mark at that point, so I just said "Screw it!" and I took my chances. At just under 19K, she let go in Lovelock, NV. (A lovely little burg.
) Replaced under warranty the next day with a unit that was barely used (3,800 miles). It was serviced at 600 miles, and again just before installing it on my bike.
Originally Posted by cccpastorjack
Yea, I know...I can't believe he didn't change it and THEN took off on some "Epic Ride" across the US!!!!
Oh...I'm sorry, he meant YOU didn't he Joe?!!!!!!!
Yessir...lil ol' me!
But I don't know about this "Epic Ride" kaywrap. I just went for a little scoot. Jeez!!!
Originally Posted by eng943
Here's the other question. Do the GT and RT share the same FD componants?
Don't know if they're interchangeable...so to speak. All that I can tell you is that, to the best of my knowledge BMW doesn't have a model that's impervious to this problem. They all break! The LT, GT, RT, GS, S, and R models. All of them!
I've simply decided that I like my GT as a whole more than I dislike BMW's Achilles Heel. Besides . . . doesn't it make riding a BMW even more exciting?!?!