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    Break In Service

    How important is the break in service on a new K1600?

    I bought a 2018 bagger with 750 miles on it. I don't know if it went through one.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehrlich View Post

    I bought a 2018 bagger with 750 miles on it. I don't know if it went through one.
    Thanks.
    Ask the dealer or the previous owner.
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    LOL. I, of course, did ask the dealer. The dealer is a used motorcycle dealer that buys slightly used BMW's from BMW directly. They are their bikes in conventions, ads, etc. They did not know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehrlich View Post
    How important is the break in service on a new K1600?

    I bought a 2018 bagger with 750 miles on it. I don't know if it went through one.
    Thanks.
    I believe that any BMW Motorrad Dealer can lookup your VIN in their system and pull up a service history for work done at any BMW Dealer. Not 100% certain on that, but it would be a good idea to go to your closest/preferred BMW Motorrad Dealer and say hello to them. Ask to see the service manager, tell him/her that you bought the bike second-hand and wanted to verify that the Run-in Service had been done. Again, they can only verify if it was done by a Motorrad Dealer and entered it into their system (which they should for warranty purposes).

    Being a new potential customer for them, I would think if they are a reasonable shop they would be happy to help.
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    The local Austin, Texas BMW dealership service told me that service records are not shared by dealers. So there is not a national database. The information is only kept at the dealer level.

    Regardless, I've scheduled it for Friday. I'm sure it is a simple service, and I'm paying more than I probably would outside of the dealer, but I'm doing this first one with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehrlich View Post
    The local Austin, Texas BMW dealership service told me that service records are not shared by dealers. So there is not a national database. The information is only kept at the dealer level.

    Regardless, I've scheduled it for Friday. I'm sure it is a simple service, and I'm paying more than I probably would outside of the dealer, but I'm doing this first one with them.
    I think dealers can only see what recalls have been done at other dealers.
    Since there's no way to find out if the 600 mile service has been done I think it's good you plan to have the service done.
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