Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: final drive?
Gray slime on the magnet is perfectly normal gear wear and it will taper off after several thousands of miles. The shiny stuff is what you have to look out for. If it is a Metzeler 880 on the rear I'll bet that is what you are feeling. Especially if it has over 3,000 miles on the tire.
Be aware though that most BMW shops do not measure when they do a re-build and often just re-install the same shims that were in there before. Since the consensus here is the drives were over shimmed then this one will fail again down the road.
And yes that oil is just fine. Go and enjoy the trip but be aware if you have 5K on the rear tire already it will not last another 7 K unless you are a very meek rider. Most only get 6-9 K on a rear on the LT.
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT
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