Yesterday, at the Toronto Motorcycle show, I asked a representative from BMW Motorrad whether my bike required clutch spline lubrication. He told me that it does not. He appeared to be aware of this issue\topic when I brought it up.
I think he might have indicated that earlier models (1100s???) did??? I am not sure.
But in any event, he said that mine did not.
- he is correct about my bike, or
- he doesn't really know, and he simply told me what he thought I wanted to hear about my bike, or
- he was deliberately misleading me about my bike.
At 46,000 km, I haven't noticed any problems yet. Unless I do, I can't see myself spending thousands to take the bike apart to lube the splines, since there is no mention of it, that I can find, in the BMW Repair CD 6th edition, nor in my owner's manual.
Down the road, if it should come to light that BMW was covering up a major $$$ maintenance issue that they knew about and that they should have disclosed to me when I was deciding whether or not to buy the bike, that is the type of thing that I would be livid about.