Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota USA*****************2015 R1200RT
Re: Dealer Issue
Well, I did my oil changes before leaving because they were both due a bit earlier, and it was a 300 mile ride to the dealer. I checked both bikes oil levels BEFORE leaving on the trip. They were both at 3/4 of the oil circle. After leaving the dealer, and riding about 75 miles, I got a "check oil level warning" on my RT. I immediately pulled over. After a 5 minute wait on the side stand, the oil was barely visible in the glass. I checked the wife's bike and the oil level was fine, still at 3/4.
So the short story is I had to ride into Rapid City, get some oil, ride back. Top off the bike. Ended up missing dinner with my sister and her family, plus being out of 2 hours of riding. After topping off the oil and riding back for about 400 miles, the oil level is still fine.
So in my opinion, the dealer had to have drained some oil or something. The bike was fine before leaving, it's fine now. It didn't magically disappear. They are just lucky the bike warned me and I was able to stop immediately as I caught the warning within a minute. Had I been trucking down the interstate, I wouldn't have caught it as quickly and could have caused engine damage. I'm hoping since I was literally looking at the dash when I saw the warning pop up, I probably avoided damage. But I'm not a happy camper to say the lease.
Last edited by 92merc; Jun 17th, 2019 at 11:29 am.