Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Re: HELP I'm almost out of warranty....
Sorry for the confusion. My bike is a 99 and waaaaay out of warranty. I am talking about the 1yr parts and labor warranty on my repair. I had it fixed early May, and I want to have it re-fixed (if it is indeed a warranty issue) before it is too late.
This is the second final drive I have put in. The second lasted about 15K. This one however was a complete BRAND NEW FINAL not a rebuild like the last one. That particular dealer assured me that it would have the new bearings in it, and BMW would back it.
FWIW the dealer in VA was Adventure BMW and the guys really did take great care of me. They got me right in, and even drove me to a hotel nearby. Now I am in St. Louis, and this dealer is willing to work on it (aren't they all?) but is a little leary of 'warranty' work.
I was a little excited to hear about u-joints out of sync and the shaft not being inserted all the way. These are things that the dealer can spot and possibly call warranty? The bottom line is that right now I can't flip 500 bucks or more if the dealer says this isn't warranty, I have bigger fish to fry.
I know nobody can tell me anything without seeing my bike, but I was fishing for experience and info to convey to the mechanic to try and fix this. I don't think he is incompetent at all, he is 'not sure' how to handle the warranty work he said....
St. Louis MO