Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cave Creek, AZ, USA
Re: ATF in final drive???
I'll throw my .02 in but I'm gonna say probably fine. I had the same surprise when I got my '00 LT, ATF in transmission and the final drive. I'm not sure how long it had been in there, but it was definitely ATF and not red gear oil, smell, oil weight, and clarity all proved it to be ATF.
Anyway, the skinny is that I have since put well over 20k on the bike and so far no signs of a problem. I'm sure that the lifespan of the transmission and FD have been slightly decreased but on the bright side, with all the detergents in ATF, the insides are probably gunk free and clean!
2009 BMW R1200RT
2000 BMW K1200LT (was supposed to be replaced by above, but can't keep above running long enough to replace
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2000 BMW R1200C