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    [QUOTE=22893;1056269]Anybody got alot of miles on their wetheads yet?

    How has the reliability been for those high milers?

    I assume most of those were replacements for older beemers. Do you like your wethead better?

    88,326 miles on my 14RT which I purchased new in November 2014 the only problem I have had is the front universal joint on the driveshaft went out at roughly 73,000 miles , other than that 14RT is one magnificent machine especially for long rides and agile enough to play in the twisties. Hands down the best bike I've ever owned. My first Beemer was an 04RT that I traded in for the 14RT (108,000 miles ).

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    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
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    One member I know, Darrell, has 50,000 miles on his 2016 R1200RS.
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    So Far

    I have about 53,000 miles on my 2014 1200GS and starter motor started to hang and replaced under extended warranty $600 and then my low beam went. My low beam turned out to be LED and the whole unit needs to be replaced at $2000, but covered under extended warranty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwbob51 View Post
    I have about 53,000 miles on my 2014 1200GS and starter motor started to hang and replaced under extended warranty $600 and then my low beam went. My low beam turned out to be LED and the whole unit needs to be replaced at $2000, but covered under extended warranty!
    What extended warranty do you have?
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    50,000 Mile R1200RS

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    One member I know, Darrell, has 50,000 miles on his 2016 R1200RS.
    i passed the 50,000 mile mark the last day of the mileage contest this fall. The only 2 items that have been addressed and both under warranty were the replacement of the pannier mounts for leaking rust and the right fork was replaced at 23,000 miles when a seal change earlier did not address the oil weep (not leak). Other than premium gas (alcohol free if I can find), regular maintenance by my preferred dealer, and 7 sets of tires so far there is nothing that should prevent this bike from reaching a quarter million miles.
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    2016 RT 53,000 miles

    I purchased a 2016 R1200 RT in April 2016 from Tytlers in DePere Wisconsin. I currently have 53,300 miles on it. Love this motorcycle. I did experience a drive shaft failure at 29,000 miles. I was without the motorcycle from May 2 to June 4 2017. I was in Florida attempting an Iron Butt 50 CC. That ride is Coast to Coast in under 50 hours. The repair was covered completely by BMW under warranty including some trip interruption reimbursement. After a little research, I found out this is not totally uncommon.

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    Smile Thats a great 1st post 20317...

    ... in relation to, " I ride a bit & don't care much about posting stuff". And congrats on approaching your 3yr MOA tenure!
    Better luck wished for your future adventures and endeavors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 22893 View Post

    I assume most of those were replacements for older beemers. Do you like your wethead better?
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    ...'17 R12GSW, I like my wethead best of all
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