Leaking rear shock - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old May 23rd, 2014, 6:40 am Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Winston Salem, NC, USA
Posts: 7
Leaking rear shock

I took my 13 GTL out for a spin after being off for a few months with shoulder surgery. When I returned home I noticed oil on the floor under the seat. Much to my surprise the shock was wet and oil was dripping. I contacted my dealer and sent some pictures, so a new one is on the way under warranty. The dealer has noticed it on RTs but claims this is a first for them on the GTL. With any luck it will arrive promptly. I haven't noticed any posts on this issue "yet"
samd007 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old Jun 4th, 2014, 8:04 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 24
Re: Leaking rear shock

There is no mystery here, seal failure.


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
Rueda Grande is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old Jun 4th, 2014, 8:18 pm
Old Slow Guy in A Fast Car
 
katnapinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kyle, Texas, USA
Posts: 8,597
Re: Leaking rear shock

I wish mine would start leaking as it is already worn out & I only have a few weeks/miles of warranty left.

Stevie Shreeve
katnapinn is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 Old Jun 4th, 2014, 9:09 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 24
Re: Leaking rear shock

Pray! Perhaps The Lord will make your seals leak . Be specific though as to which ones.


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
Rueda Grande is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old Jun 4th, 2014, 11:34 pm
IBR# 366
 
meese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: West Linn, OR
Posts: 16,479
Garage
Re: Leaking rear shock

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rueda Grande View Post
Be specific though as to which ones.

Ken
Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 63K miles
'03 Anthracite Metallic K12LTC, 66K miles
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#143, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
meese is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old Jun 5th, 2014, 12:22 am
Senior Member
 
DMiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Riverside, CA, USA
Posts: 225
Re: Leaking rear shock

1+
DMiller is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old Jun 5th, 2014, 5:58 am
Senior Member
 
gerhard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Exeter, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,526
Re: Leaking rear shock

I might be mistaken but I think the shock only has a one year warranty on the hydraulics, so might be good not to wish too hard. When I reviewed the warranty I remember thinking that was short.

Gerhard
gerhard is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old Jun 5th, 2014, 6:15 am
Senior Member
 
gbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Nevada, MO, USA
Posts: 461
Re: Leaking rear shock

Dealer replaced mine at 2 1/2 years after getting approval from BMW , when I asked about extended warrantee he stated replacement has 2 yrs unlimited millage , parts an labor warrantee.

Bob G
2011RT
gbob is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old Jun 5th, 2014, 6:30 am
Senior Member
 
gerhard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Exeter, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,526
Re: Leaking rear shock

Here is what the warranty says:

gerhard is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old Jun 7th, 2014, 9:46 am Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Winston Salem, NC, USA
Posts: 7
Re: Leaking rear shock

Thanks for all of the comments and support! I have spoken with the dealer three times since my post. According to them the shock has been "picked" at the warehouse but hasn't made it on the truck (I suspect someone with T Rex arms is involved). Anyway I'm still riding the bike and there's still a leak....which will eventually stop.
samd007 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Shock Upper bolt size sgroover K1200LT 3 Oct 30th, 2013 9:03 pm
Rear brake stuck/ not fully releasing joseph_p K1200LT 16 Aug 28th, 2013 6:38 pm
Rear Shock Questions Mike_H K1200LT 12 Feb 26th, 2013 7:24 am
Broken rear shock, or more ? ltlfeat K1200LT 2 Jul 7th, 2010 9:56 am
Replacement of rear shock suspension unit PhillWard Australia, New Zealand, and AsiaPac 3 Jan 17th, 2006 5:01 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome