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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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    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.
    Last edited by darrell; 10-30-2017 at 09:15 PM.
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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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    107k

    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    I checked cam timing and valves on a 15 RT with 87,000 on it. Cam timing and valves were perfect. The owner reported no issues to me. That is the highest mileage I have seen first hand on a LC RT.
    I'm at 107,000 miles on my 2015 rt now and have a couple things to report.

    1st-At 98k I discovered both fork seals were leaking badly.About 1000 miles before that I followed a gs riding friend on a washboard road going up to Tortilla Flats
    north of Phoenix.I feel that road had something to do with those seals going bad.Both going bad at the same time doesn't seem right but I'm not complaining .
    2nd-After doing some ,shall we say higher than normal cruising in the Death Valley area about a month ago I discovered my bike is using oil.I try to keep the level
    1/16" above the dot.At the rate I'm adding oil I predict I will have to have had to add alittle more than 1/2 quart when i change it again{6k intervals,always bmw oil and filter}
    3rd-The valve noise was always loud on this bike.I suppose that is because of the valve clearances and 5w40 oil.My valves have always been in spec but it seems the engine noise is getting louder.I will check them again and if they haven't changed live with the noise but I have a feeling they may need to be adjusted this time
    4th-I am VERY happy with the Trac-Tive shocks I had installed at 88k.
    Lastly,I still love this bike even though my06 rt has more low beam light output than it.I said when I got this bike I would like to put 200k on it and still plan to.That
    should give BMW time to get the bugs worked out of the next generation motor also which I know I will want

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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    What extended warranty do you have?
    https://www.zurichna.com/ through SJBMW

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    [QUOTE1123127]https://www.zurichna.com/ through SJBMW[/QUOTE]

    progresive

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwbob51 View Post
    I have sent off a inquiry as to what they offer and cost to use them on my 17.5 GS.

    Looking at the link I could find nothing on motorcycles so I e-mailed.

    I am curious to cost and then will contact a dealer to see if they deal with them.
    Lee
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    I also checked and couldn't find anything on motorcycles. If you get something back from them please share. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olgry1 View Post
    28,000 miles on a 2015 RT. No problems
    Not high mileage, but another data point for the statistics: 25,000 km on a 2015 R12R. Replaced tires once, and repaired a tire once. Otherwise it runs perfectly, like the day it came home.
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    Through Dealer

    Quote Originally Posted by LFarling View Post
    I have sent off a inquiry as to what they offer and cost to use them on my 17.5 GS.

    Looking at the link I could find nothing on motorcycles so I e-mailed.

    I am curious to cost and then will contact a dealer to see if they deal with them.
    I paid $1500 for additional 2 years at the end of my 2014 GS OEM warranty. Bought at SJBMW.

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