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I have two BMW cars, a 745li and a M3 Dinan Roadster. I will tell you this. When the warranty expires you better have a hell of a check book balance. These are the most expensive cars to keep up I have ever owned. Now we have a motorcycle the K1600LT with all the gizmos the cars have. I would love to have one and will buy one it it has the 5 year warranty the cars have, but if this bike has a short warranty forget it. I wonder what the cost of replacing the computer is when it crashes, or how much to repair the new brake system, what about the traction control, etc etc.
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Re: Need LONG Warrenty no new 1600

I think it's safe to assume that the 1600s will come with the standard 3-year warranty. Working an extended warranty into the deal is always the best policy.
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u r correctamundo, dude! we have a 330 car that just went out of warranty. we bought the extended thru 100k for $3600. my '04kgt ran out of warranty at 36k, i bought a pinnacle full factory extended with unlimited mileage for $1300 at my dealers. i have some passing lust for the 1600, and if i spring for one, i'll get an extended on it.
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I drove a 525i for several years, and have a 740iL that I have driven for 5 years now. So far, knock on wood, I have had no real issues with them. Only normal maintenance items. The worst expense I have had was the alternator going out on the 740. That is a 100 amp, water cooled unit, and a Bosch rebuilt one from a discount auto parts supplier cost me over $400! Sure would hate to have had a dealer put one on! Probably would have been a $1K repair.

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I drove a 525i for several years, and have a 740iL that I have driven for 5 years now. So far, knock on wood, I have had no real issues with them. Only normal maintenance items. The worst expense I have had was the alternator going out on the 740. That is a 100 amp, water cooled unit, and a Bosch rebuilt one from a discount auto parts supplier cost me over $400! Sure would hate to have had a dealer put one on! Probably would have been a $1K repair.
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Western Service Contracts (McGraw Ins) offers 7 year unlimited mileage contracts on BMW's. If you're concerned about repair costs this is the way to go.

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Re: Need LONG Warrenty no new 1600

It appears that, at least in Sweden but possibly in all of Europe as far as I have been informed, that there will only be a 2 year warranty with no OEM option of purchasing extended warranty.

I find it frustrating that BMW does not extend the same warranty to the European market as the US market. After all, the bikes often cost even more here...

I enjoy a K1200R and an R1200GS. Owning the K1200R has not been without headache in this regard.

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It appears that, at least in Sweden but possibly in all of Europe as far as I have been informed, that there will only be a 2 year warranty with no OEM option of purchasing extended warranty.

I find it frustrating that BMW does not extend the same warranty to the European market as the US market. After all, the bikes often cost even more here...

I enjoy a K1200R and an R1200GS. Owning the K1200R has not been without headache in this regard.

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Has anyone seen what the valve adjustment interval is on the 1600's? That could be a real bitch of an expense.

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Has anyone seen what the valve adjustment interval is on the 1600's? That could be a real bitch of an expense.

The interval for valve checks on the 1300's and the S1000 is 18k. I would expect it to be the same or possibly longer.

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The interval for valve checks on the 1300's and the S1000 is 18k. I would expect it to be the same or possibly longer.
they could possibly be hydraulic self adjusting and if not , save your money.

I have a Mini Cooper and the maintenance is free for three years and then they really get a lot for anything after that. I have found the R 1200 Rt to be fairly reasonable in the 36K I've ridden it so I am going to go with the extended warranty for 1100 as I've already had one rear drive failure at 24 k and yes it is an 08 model and was not supposed to have that issue , but I love the bike and worrying about computers and such is probably a little paranoid as I have a lot of friends riding these things and all of them have computers and they all seem really reliable. I would not hesitate for a minute to buy the new one if I could afford it but it is my plan to ride my R12RT till it croaks. Then I'm going to make a rat bike out of it and drive it some more. My goal this next year is to learn to do most of my own maintenance as that is what is getting my money right now. Tires and service is runing too much for me on a fixed income so I want to do it myself soon.

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they could possibly be hydraulic self adjusting and if not , save your money.

I have a Mini Cooper and the maintenance is free for three years and then they really get a lot for anything after that. I have found the R 1200 Rt to be fairly reasonable in the 36K I've ridden it so I am going to go with the extended warranty for 1100 as I've already had one rear drive failure at 24 k and yes it is an 08 model and was not supposed to have that issue , but I love the bike and worrying about computers and such is probably a little paranoid as I have a lot of friends riding these things and all of them have computers and they all seem really reliable. I would not hesitate for a minute to buy the new one if I could afford it but it is my plan to ride my R12RT till it croaks. Then I'm going to make a rat bike out of it and drive it some more. My goal this next year is to learn to do most of my own maintenance as that is what is getting my money right now. Tires and service is runing too much for me on a fixed income so I want to do it myself soon.
If you compare the cost of maintenance of an 09 1300GT and an 09 1200RT over 36k miles the GT comes out less expensive. Two valve checks instead of 6 and no trans fluid to change ever.

I hope that the new 1600 will be similar to the 13 is this respect.

The cost of the new twin-cam boxers should be less that previous models too. The shim style adjustment doesn't need to be done every 6k even though BMW still callls for a CHECK at each interval.

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Western Service Contracts (McGraw Ins) offers 7 year unlimited mileage contracts on BMW's. If you're concerned about repair costs this is the way to go.
RPMOne offered me a five year extension (total 8 years) on my 05 that was purchased through BMW of Eugene. OR.

No deductions
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Max BMW in Troy, NY who has made two fixes, told me these people were the best and nicest they have ever done business with. Both fixes were for more then the purchase price of the policy

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RPMOne offered me a five year extension (total 8 years) on my 05 that was purchased through BMW of Eugene. OR.

No deductions
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Max BMW in Troy, NY who has made two fixes, told me these people were the best and nicest they have ever done business with. Both fixes were for more then the purchase price of the policy
That is great. I've never heard of that company but that sounds like a deal. Western offers all those same spec just for 7 years not 8.

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Would you happen to have the contact info for RPMOne?
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Western offers all those same spec just for 7 years not 8.
Except for the "No exceptions" part . . .

Western Services bailed on me when I needed them most.

They nailed me on a trivial technicality, then wrote up an additional 6 reasons why they were screwing me, most of which had absolutely nothing to do with the original failure.

Even my local dealer was disgusted with that practice, and they no longer carry Western Service contracts . . .

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Not sure, but may only be available through dealers, and they did require an inspection of bike to start.

Here it is www.rpmone.com

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Except for the "No exceptions" part . . .

Western Services bailed on me when I needed them most.

They nailed me on a trivial technicality, then wrote up an additional 6 reasons why they were screwing me, most of which had absolutely nothing to do with the original failure.

Even my local dealer was disgusted with that practice, and they no longer carry Western Service contracts . . .

Sorry to hear that Ken. Western has stepped up for me a couple of times on items I thought were wear and tear, they still covered them.

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