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Seeing that this old thread was revived due to another FD failure, it has me wondering did BMW issue a recall of the affected bikes to fix the issue, whether it was forced by the NHTSA or not? Was there ever a consensus on what caused these failures? A trend I seem to be seeing in reading through these old threads is over shimming. Was that the issue all long?

On a side note, I was watching a Youtube video recently about what exactly I don't recall, but it was motorcycle related and I noticed that one person commented "...that's why I traded in my <model year> Harley Davidson for something more reliable, that's why I bought a BMW. You'd think that a $20k+ motorcycle would be reliable and wouldn't have these issues." When I read that comment I just had to laugh as I thought of all the people who've had final drives fail on them. My own bike had the FD replaced at 19k miles! Good grief!
No, no recall. Yes, consensus is still over shimming is the primary cause of premature crown bearing failure.

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Ok. That seems weird.. I guess I will come up with something to post...
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if its only 5 I should be good now..
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If I need 10 or something I still have a few to go.....
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Try one more for good measure but hopefully not being overly annoying to everyone... I just don't really need to post anywhere else right now..
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the tag line on saddlemans post shows "To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 8 posts." so I am going to assume I still need more to be able to do much here...
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this gives me 10.. Hope it's enough..
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this gives me 10.. Hope it's enough..
You might need 15

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i need two more then i can send
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good read on this thread. just bought my '02 (or is it '05, i'm not sure) this afternoon. will send to the shop for new tires and brakes. in one fell swoop will have them do complete maintenance on that drive, just to make sure ! :-)
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good read on this thread. just bought my '02 (or is it '05, i'm not sure) this afternoon. will send to the shop for new tires and brakes. in one fell swoop will have them do complete maintenance on that drive, just to make sure ! :-)
The issue with the final drive isn't maintenance, it is improper assembly. If a given drive is thusly affected, it needs to be repaired and the damaged bearing replaced. Maintaining the improper preload will not help. Most dealers seem to just replace the bearing leaving the existing improper shims in place. This simply resets the clock until the new bearing fails from overload.

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copy that. i meant to have them check oils for particles etc. of course :-)
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