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post #1 of 2 Old Mar 28th, 2008, 10:50 pm Thread Starter
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Bought my BMW K1200lt after reading about all the final drive failures on this model. My other ride is a yamaha V star classic which is also a shaft drive. The Yamaha has 13k miles and the BMW 25k. MY wife rides the yamaha. Yesterday i thought that a ride on the v star would be a change of pace. Well
you guessed it. The v star blew the final drive on a lonely New Mexico road. Thank goodness for cell phones. The bummer of the story is that the repair will cut into my BMW farkle budget.

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post #2 of 2 Old Mar 28th, 2008, 11:27 pm
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Re: Failed final drive

Sorry to hear it, but glad it wasn't the LT! (We've got enough!) Have you heard of others on that bike having the problem?

One night I found a goldwing forum and lurked around, curious as to what I'd find. There was a failed FD on there too! Lots of alternator problems, you name it. They also had some contributors sounding the familiar "I can't believe that Honda wouldn't / couldn't / didn't ..."

Made me feel better.

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2000 BMW 1200LT

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