GS-LC - problems

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by atg, May 5, 2013.

  1. sdh2020

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    Right nugget! Why would i lie? yes i am a Noob but i'm actually would would be called a lurker but the reason why i dont post is because of nuggets like you and dont have time to post as i'm too busy riding my bikes rather than the keyboard you sit behind!!

    I have spent £14k on a bike that is pissing oil out of the crank case now! So you may call it a lemon and yes i do like the bike but am completely pissed off with the build quality.

    If you are interested after the ecu was re-flashed the problem has gone away!
    The rear brake calliper, master cylinder, disc and pads were replaced. Also got given a full set of luggage free of charge!

    I had a switch gear sent from the production line. try getting that kind of service! Also a free acro end can!

    Now the bike is back at the dealers waiting for an answer from BWM what to do regarding the oil leak!

    In the UK we don't have a Lemon law! otherwise it would have gone back.

    By the sounds of it you love BMW so much you have it tattooed on your forehead!
  2. sdh2020

    sdh2020 Adventurer

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    http://s1228.photobucket.com/user/sdh2020/media/photo-3.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

    not sure how to post pics but follow the link and you will find a couple of pics.:eek1

    I am currently waiting for BMW to get back to the dealer for a resolution!

    Looking at it i think the system has pressurised forcing the foam filter out as well as oil. The hole as far as i can make out is a drain for the combined oil and water pump. But i'm not to sure. Any ideas?

    Just before the bike was released there was a pressurisation issue. But i thought is was to do with the gearbox but i could be wrong.

    Also i heard today BMW are redesigning the clutch. Weather we will get this as a service bulletin or it will be fitted on next years bike, we will have to wait and see!
  3. iride4u

    iride4u Been here awhile

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    To post pictures using Photo Bucket copy the bottom link and paste that to your post.
    Sorry for your problems if you have a different dealer that you can take your bike to they may be able to do a better job with your bike.
    Many problems that I hear about are caused by poor setup or maintance.
  4. Crilly

    Crilly Been here awhile

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    :norton If they are redisigning the clutch, I hope it is a duel clutch. I hear some of there cars have it.
  5. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Kidding right?

    You expect such a major design change in an "update"?

    Clutch got all the major redesign you will see for the next four years at least.

    Also dual clutch MANY cars have and some bikes I believe.
  6. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Where did you hear this? It's a proven clutch that has been on the S1000RR and Ducati Multistrada for awhile now. What's the problem?
  7. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Go get a honda if you want a dual clutch...nothing wrong with the standard clutch for me.
  8. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Just had my rear brake pads replaced under warranty today.:deal:clap
  9. fubar201

    fubar201 Been here awhile

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    Did they say why? Just wear issues?
  10. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Yep, 3700 miles in, and 70% worn:eek1
  11. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    Was that you being a lead foot or a defect in the brakes?
  12. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    make sure to find and tell us why
  13. fubar201

    fubar201 Been here awhile

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    Gotta be either a bad batch of pads or an issue with the linked braking algorithm.
  14. sdh2020

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    If it was that proven they wouldn't be changing them in the uk, at least 10 - 15 off of one forum alone. I heard it 1. from my friendly dealer and 2. from my Friend that has just come back from the factory! the clutch in the gs only has three bolts. The multistrada has 6 bolts, the same as the s1000rr. Which looks like where the issues lie. I'm not talking about the slipper clutch it is the design of the plate holding the clutch pack together.

    http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/firstrides/122_1301_2013_bmw_r1200gs/photo_05.html

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgu...xvLUfXrC4vY0QXPmICQBA&ved=0CDgQ9QEwAw&dur=463
  15. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    You will probably need to give some proof before spreading around that half WGS out there have clutch issues...
  16. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Would be odd to have so many issues reported in a UK forum (got a link?) but not here?
  17. sdh2020

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    4 in hear
    http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=336422

    Another 3 in hear
    http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337687
    I can't be arsed to find the others but they are there if you can be bothered to find them
    Tbh I really can't be bothered with posting any other issues I find with my bike or information I find out from a friend with factory connections on this forum. Due to being accused of lying or disinformation. I will going back to be a lurker. I have never said I don't like the bike! what I have said is problems I have suffered. I don't like the lack of support from BMW for a new model and parts are a joke!

    Oh and NLS when did 10-15 in the uk turn into half of the WGS's twat!

    Have a nice life!
  18. IB1

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    The brakepads are to soft in combination with the linked braking.
  19. RichBMW

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    It was a problem with the brake pads. They were manufactured too thin, so not enough pad. The replacements are much thicker sintered pads, so should last much longer. Check your rear pads guys, as BMW will replace them under warranty if they are wearing too quickly.:deal The front pads are fine by the way.
  20. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Sometimes it takes a thick skin to post on web forums. I, for one, appreciate the info you have shared and thank you for doing so, and hope you don't let the opinions of random other people deter you from sharing what you learn. Good info always benefits the community. :thumb