Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: waukesha, WI, USA
FINAL CHAPTER< FINAL DRIVE
Today I picked up my 2000 LT from Milwaukee BMW with a brand new final drive.
The bike has 135 K miles, here is the history.
First failure, 93 K. BMW repaired, I paid
Second failure, 103 K, in Denver, they fixed, they paid
Third failure, 120 K, Milwaukee fixed, they paid
Fourth failure, 135 K, Oct 7. Towed it to Milwaukee BMW and after many conversations, explanations about what this has meant, they agreed to cover the cost of a new final drive. It did take nearly 3 months, and I was stranded and lost the last part of the season of riding. I was frustrated in every call I had to initiate. But I do have a completely new part, again with guarantee for two more years.
So, sort of happy, pleased that come spring, I should be ready to ride without too much fear.
Thanks to Victor at Milwaukee BMW-he has a thankless job trying to keep customers happy and dealership and BMW mothership happy. I think he did his best for me.
I hope this is the last post I make about final drives, and the next post is from Colorado after the next 100,000 ft ride.
2000 LT 207K miles
2010 RT 29K miles
2007 RT P 42,000 miles SOLD
1982 vision 550 Yamaha SOLD
1964 Vespa 175 w/sidecar (homemade by neighbor) SOLD
1966 Honda CL77 (2016-17 winter project) As of August 16, the Honda is running! First time in 42 years. Going to be a sweet little around town bike. SOLD,
Four corner SCMA ride 2013
All Yooper SS1000K, 6/17/17
48 state/12 day ride 2016
Great Lakes Challenge, 2011
2018 Fall Classic SS1000 Four-Corners