I have a 2008 RT. I Am the only owner.
I couldn't ride it for one year, so the mileage is low.
At 10,000 km I had the 10,000 km service.
At 13,000 km I needed new tires and the front calipers needed to be rebuilt so they put on all new front brake stuff but not rotors(sp?)
When I got the bike back after the break job, I noticed when coming to a slow stop that there would be grabbing letting go grabbing letting go.
I asked the question on this forum, what could that be?
Some other suggestions were that the brake pads need to be seated.
I went on a 5000 km trip, thinking that issue would disappear. It did not.
I took my bike in yesterday to get serviced for the 20,000 km service.
I told them about the brakes, they phoned me today and said I have a warped rotor.
They want over 500 bucks to replace, saying the part itself is $423.
They also told me they can't tell if the other rotors warped until they replace the first one.
So, my questions are:
How come the mechanic wouldn't notice this when he replaced the brake pads and calipers? (I will also ask the BMW shop this question).
How come this issue was not present before the new calipers and brake pads were installed?
Is this a usual, or a typical thing that can happen on these bikes at such low mileage?
Or my just being shafted?