Originally Posted by Buckelew
I don't consider 60k to be a lot of miles for this type of bike. I've put more than this on an FJ1200. Hell, I did 17k on my first FJ1200 in the first 8 weeks.
I may just forego the aggravation of dealing with BMW....
I would just look on e-bay and buy from a triked one. I got an 08 0 mile for 400 to the door, they don't ship cheap.
And if all else failed I would order a new one from Chicago and be done with it. Repair your old one and keep if for a spare.
I just cant see the aggravation and down time for 400 bucks or so. Really until you get all the documentation and opinions you need you will be out a lot of riding time.
And since I have gone rounds with all sort of corporate America I know how fast a situation can digress and it really is not worth the aggravation. Don't get me wrong, sure try but if you even get a little bad feeling from your first contact, move on.
I also do not consider 60,000 on the major drive component a lot either.
I have 2 years and 4 months of warranty left and I STILL bought this spare drive. After reading all this I was scared to run 600-700 mile runs without a "mailer" FD,30MM cut out and 12 MM allen,5oz of gear oil, Digital Torque wrench, and some other assorted. My sister will overnight it to me no matter where I am. So I got piece of mind with a 400 drive, and whatever it could cost overnight, 100.00 I would guess.
Well worth it to me even in warranty, because of the grin this bikes brings to my face.