Originally Posted by ben1364
I think the 3 to 4% failure rate has been pretty well established as accurate. I am as embarrassed for BMW as I am upset with the company for not taking steps to correct the problem.
Whether or not you agree, you are likely aware that BMW had a smaller percentage of bikes in the IBR this year than in the past; that at one FD has already failed and that 4 (?) failed in the most recent past IBR. You may also know that at least a couple BMW riders in the 2009 IBR are carrying spare FD units.
None of the above should be interpreted to indicate that I do not like BMWs...
I try to keep shut up with too much opinion about this final drive crap, and ya know I like my bike.
But it is the attitude of others that think there is no problem, the moco ignores it and/or they (the moco and people with those type reponse)
Maybe they just don't care, and more so the attitude like this gent shows here with him laughing at the owners that have taken the time to fill out a survey, one he thinks may be (how could I say this nicely) heck I can't so I'll just put in his comment
"Great credibility when the survey is done by BMW owners with FD problems"
has he said this because he thinks they are lieing?
here is another for him to laugh at then http://www.bmwfinaldrive.com/index.html
anyhow, it is probably because it has not happened to them , or they don't travel out in the middle of no where land so they don;t care, whatever the reason, I just have to laugh when I hear them......
ya know what is the real bad thing about all this, there are dealers losing long time good customers that have all their work done at the shop because of one silly assed problem, final drive failures, there lies the real problem, people that have put out all their money, setup a shop because they love it, and now they have a company that will not fix a real issue over several completely different models
my dealer has our loyalty. But BMW MoCo better do something! and do it soon!