I took my K into my dealers to investigate the air leak around my tyre valve (TPC)
This they repaired and while doing so said they were going to do some updates to my bike. Then advised my battery was showing low so they couldnt perform the updates.
I was surprised at this, given the bike lives in a heated garage and lives on a BMW battery tender all of it's life ... and that I'd just ridden 50 miles up the M56 to take it in.
Anyway as the option was to go home and charge the battery or sit around while they did so I chose the latter.
5 hours later the bike was ready to take home having had its updates.
Enroute home I popped in for some shopping and went to raise the preload to account for this ... and the preload has stopped adjusting. The damping cycles through the comfort/normal/sport settings but the preload refuses to move from solo.
Got home and thought perhaps being on the main stand would help.... I rarely use the main stand as I've heard they're weak and prone to failure.
As soon as I pressed down on the stand the arm snapped off of it, they are really thin lightweight material that looks too weak for the job in hand... surprise surprise stands are ANOTHER item NOT covered by BMW's extended warranty. On a 12000 mile 2.5 year old bike this thing appears to be self destructing!
Dealers are I feel running me around, I've lodged a call with BMW customer services ... watch this space
PS some of the issues I've had so far are:
A couple of Ring Antenna
Multiple software updates
Repair to brake pad warning wire
replaced rear bevel box due to corrosion paint lifting, within weeks the
replacement was the same.
Replacement suspension arms due to recall
Recalled steering damper issue
Replacement BMW Navigator III+ GPS due to moisture ingress, the replacements
The occasional refusal of the starter to turn over the engine when it's hot,
Cruise control problem that I tracked to some issue with the LH bar switch,
appeared to be again an ingress of corrosion. Cleaned with WD40 and working
again but begs the question about its fitness for purpose that a switch on a
motorcycle is not sufficiently waterproof. It appears that the extended
warranty does not include switchgear.
The local dealers deny there's an issue with main stands, yet someone on another forum responded to my post with this pic of his failure
and mine is exactly the same. To me the metal looks too thin and flimsy for such an application.
At the moment I'm tempted once its fixed to swap for an FJR1300 or a GTR1400 cos I KNOW they'll have better reliability