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Rear Rotor Life Expectancy??

I took my 06 LT in for fluid changes since I've had it just about two years. The tech at the dealer says the rear shoes are getting near the limit and I was going to make a twelve hundred mile trip two up so I said to put in new pads (stock BMW). Now about three weeks later when I push the bike around in the garage or parking lot there is a noise like the shoes are rubbing and the rear rotor has side to side play. I took the bike back to the dealer and the Service Manager says the rotor is wearing and will make noise due to the wear. The bike has 15,100 miles. He says I can change to the new design rotor (the 5 spoke model) just bring lots of money cause they are pricey.
My question is does this sound right, after only 15,000 miles the rear rotor is wearing out?

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Re: Rear Rotor Life Expectancy??

Should still be under warentee, Make them fix it 3yrs or 36,000 miles

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Re: Rear Rotor Life Expectancy??

My rear pads were near the limit at 34K and now at 38K the rotor is near its wear limit. If you have the 10 button rotor they should replace it with the new 5 button (attach points) rotor under the service notice.

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Re: Rear Rotor Life Expectancy??

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He says I can change to the new design rotor (the 5 spoke model) just bring lots of money cause they are pricey.
My question is does this sound right, after only 15,000 miles the rear rotor is wearing out?
I would double check this one. I have an 05 and was told there was TSB on these rotors for the reason you mention. I am still waiting for mine to come in (they are back orders in my area) There are 4 LT's in the service lot waiting for the new rotor. If you do a search on this site all the info has been posted.

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Re: Rear Rotor Life Expectancy??

I can't swear to it but I believe the TSB states "...if the rotor is within wear limits it is to be replaced." Other wise it is on your nickle. The TSB was for noise not wear.

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Re: Rear Rotor Life Expectancy??

I may be an anomoly, but, I've got almost 70K on my OEM rotors. Decided to replace pads at 50K (still had life).

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Re: Rear Rotor Life Expectancy??

I'll be taking in my 06 for the 6000 mile service soon. Do I need to have the dealer check the rear rotor? Are there any other TSB's that relate to my 06.
I just want to make sure that if there are any potential problems that they are looked after under the warranty.
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