I have a 2002 BMW k1200lt, I bought it three years ago with 8000 miles. This bike has been all over the place. Some issues, but nothing major. I sent it in to receive a 36,000 mile service. last Feb. for about $800.00 plus some this is what I got. They dropped off the bike, and I hopped on. The kick stand was stiff, the bike wasn't starting (loose battery cable). when we finally got it going, the bike ran but valves sounded loud, I called BWM and said it doesn't sound like you adjusted the valves, they assured they did. After it ran for 20 minutes, we (delivery guy for BMW and me)found a puddle of oil on the ground. BMW took the bike back, i told them to make sure they do it right please, and refill the oil. So i got the bike back and they had pinched the valve cover seal and fixed it. I got the bike back but had to add the missing oil back, as they did not. I rode the bike though the spring, and as june came on in New Hampshire, and Laconia kicked in, I went for a ride. I got stuck in the traffic and too my shock the bike temp went through the roof. lights came on flashing, and temp gage got as hot as it could go, I could stop in the street so i had to move slowly with traffic for a bit. 2 miles. I thought I was going to blow my engine, but it seemed to cool off once i got through traffic. I brought it to BMW. They did not charge me for the repair, as they think they left the fans unplugged on accident from the last repair. Since then, the bike runs close to the hot line on 70-80 degree days. I feel it runs hot. I asked BMW about damage that may have been caused. They assured me that none had been caused, I don't believe them. also, the valve cover leaks still, not as much. they also said the oil near the rear boot is normal on the drive shaft, just to wipe it off. Do i have to worry about this stuff or is it normal?? I don't believe it is. I now have 52000 miles on it and I seem to have weird sensations the the ass end wants to kick out when tacking off, and the clutch seems to once in a blue moon slips. Any thoughts?? thank you.