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post #1 of 8 Old Nov 6th, 2011, 6:18 pm Thread Starter
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Final Drive Issue??

Has anyone had any final drive or other issues with the GTL or the GT? I would think by now some of the people on here have ridden a few thousand mile by now, and I was wondering what if any problems have been encountered. Am thinking about a new bike in the spring. Thanks.
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post #2 of 8 Old Nov 6th, 2011, 6:44 pm
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I'm on the sidelines watching as well. Hopefully, BMW got it right this time. If they didn't, it will be hugely embarassing for their engineering department. I suspect that they knew the risk to their reputation if there is a serious problem.
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post #3 of 8 Old Nov 6th, 2011, 7:04 pm
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Really????

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Has anyone had any final drive or other issues with the GTL or the GT? I would think by now some of the people on here have ridden a few thousand mile by now, and I was wondering what if any problems have been encountered. Am thinking about a new bike in the spring. Thanks.
I've yet to hear of a single K16 FD issue on any of the several lists I frequent.

That's a lot better than the record after the R12GS and the new "lube for life" holely FD was released

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13000 miles and all is well.


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None, and for the record no issues on my GS, RT, or K13GT either. More internet lore than fact.
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post #7 of 8 Old Nov 7th, 2011, 5:01 am
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I trust that when the first final drive goes out on a 1600 either by design flaw or chance that you won't have to ask about it. The news will spread far and fast on the Internet and probably TV and radio too. I sometimes think people are just waiting for this this to happen so they can say, "I told you so!"

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post #8 of 8 Old Nov 9th, 2011, 7:41 pm
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Traded my 99LT for GTL this spring, no drive problems on either. My wife keeps saying,"all you want to do is ride that new bike." I love the thing, a thrill to ride! Have gotten over the shock of the raw power and great brakes, so now just make it go. Days are short up north for ride opportunity now, but when things line up riding is great. No bugs or traffic.
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