Hey fellow riders, do me a favor and follow this link to the Motorrad facebook page:
When you get to their facebook page on the right hand side you will see a box that says "Recent post by others on BMW Motorrad" Look for my name: Randy Holdford and post your comment there. Thanks alot.
When you get there please post some comments about the well known problem of counterbalance and engine output seal leaks on the r1200gs and the final drive failures for other BMW bike. I have had a total of 15 seals replaced along with the counterbalance and the counterbalance shaft bearing and I am still having leaks. The clutch has been replaced once and the transmission input and output seals several times along with the clutch slave cylinder.
Fortunately all repairs have been covered under the factory warranty and/or the two year parts and labor warranty. I appreciate BMW covering the cost under warranty but at some point the seals are going to start leaking "one day" out of warranty and it will cost me well over $1,000 for the repairs. Plus I have had to deal with the inconvenience of my bike being in the shop a cumulative of over 11 months. Now I have electrical problems which were probably cause by the bike being broken in half 7 time for the seal "repairs".
I appreciate your help. Some people think I am whinning about a 7 year old bike and maybe I am. But the point is that the bike has been leaking since 2006 and around 9,000 miles on it and they have not been able to fix it. And I don't want to hear the comment that I should trade-in the bike and buy an new one. I have a son in college that is costing me $2,000 per month for 4 years and I am totally debt free and plan on staying that way.
I would like to send a LOUD message to BMW that when they have a problem with a bike that they should admit it and make the proper repairs. All manufactures have defective products at some time or another and that is to be expected. It is how they "own-up" to the problem that shows how good a company they are.
Thanks for your help. About the only way I have found to reach BMW management is by posting on their facebook page.