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2000 BMW K1200LT in Yorkville, IL
Final drive failure at 59k. Managed to find a happy spot around 50 mph to limp 110 miles back home riding 2-up. When will BMW support our losses due to their design flaw?
2000 BMW K1200LT in Topeka KS
I purchased a used 2000 LT with 8,500 miles on it. I change the rear drive oil every 3K because a BMW dealer said this model has rear drive "issues". Every oil change the plug magnet was coated with shiny pieces of metal. The thing finally...
2002 BMW K1200LT in Gillette, NJ
Bmw k1200lt-c motorcycle: heard some grinding from final drive, then felt the vibration and about 10 miles later the rear wheel was wobbling uncontrollably. the final drive completely failed which damages the abs speed sensor and had to be ...
2001 BMW K1200LT in Wayne, NJ
Component failure, hydraulic brakes: antilock final drive failure bmw k1200lt motorcycle
1999 BMW K1200LT in Seneca, MO
Final drive failure on bmw k1200lt 1999 model. 37,000 miles.
2002 BMW K1200LT in Riverside, IA
I had the final drive bearings and seals malfuntioned on the bmw k1200lt motorcycle. the motorcycle was repaired at ginas bmw in iowa city, ia.
2001 BMW K1200LT in Cornelius, NC
I own a 2001 bmw k1200lt motorcycle. i maintain it very well and change lubricants ahead of schedule. my wife and i were riding the motorcycle not far from our home when we felt a roughness and vibration that worsened and worsened. hearing...
2001 BMW K1200LT in Morris, AL
Failure of rear drive bearing on k1200lt bmw.
2001 BMW K1200LT in Titusville, FL
Brake hose ruptured causing front brakes to fail and fluid to leak on tire.
2002 BMW K1200LT in Highland, CA
Rear wheel drive failure (crown bearing failure).
2001 BMW K1200LT in Titusville, FL
Dt*: the contact stated while driving various speeds the fuel line fitting quick disconnect came loose causing fuel to spill on the vehicle. this occurred twice. both times the contact replaced the fitting himself. the dealer has been a...
2003 BMW K1200LT in Easton, PA
2003 bmw k1200lt motorcycle final drive bearing failure.
2002 BMW K1200LT in Chandler, AZ
The vehicle in question is a bmw k1200lt motorcycle. this bike uses two quick-disconnect couplings in the fuel lines near the fuel tank. these connectors are made of a plastic-like material that is susceptible to cracking. when such a failu...
2003 BMW K1200LT in King City, MO
Bmw 0703 k1200ltc motorcycle rear end failed at less than 19,000 miles creating a hazard to my safety. however by hearing the gear noise in time i was able to stop the bike before the rear seal allowed oil out of the rear end. so it had to...
2003 BMW K1200LT in King City, MO
Bmw 0703 k1200ltc motorcycle rear end failed at less than 19,000 miles creating a hazard to my safety. however by hearing the gear noise in time i was able to stop the bike before the rear seal allowed oil out of the rear end. so it had to...
2000 BMW K1200LT in Snellville, GA
I purchased my k1200lt last monday (24 july 2006) from a resident in ohio. drove the bike home to georgia. i felt a slight vibration over the last 100 miles or so. i thought it might be the road. t he next day i took the bike out, vibration...
2000 BMW K1200LT in Watersmeet, MI
First indication of failure was massive leaking of oil on rear wheel and tire, causing instability and reduced braking power. stopped at gas station and trailered bike to nearest bmw dealer. dealer's analysis: final (rear) drive failure....
1999 BMW K1200LT in Beverly Hills, FL
Two bearings in the rear end assembly of my 1999 bmw k1200ltc failed and needed to be replaced at 37k. the dealership in seattle that repaired the bike would not cover any of the repair costs involved.
2000 BMW K1200LT in New Hope, MN
Rear drive bearing failure twice now. 2000 bmw k1200lt reporting second incident below.
2003 BMW K1200LT in Tyler, TX
I am the owner of a 2003 bmw k1200lte motorcycle that just experienced a massive fuel leak under pressure due to a cracked plastic quick disconnect fitting on a fuel line that was under pressure. this caused spraying fuel to soak my right ...
1999 BMW K1200LT in New Hope, MN
Final drive on my 1999 bmw k1200lt failed at 52,000 miles. parts and labor are over $1400.
2000 BMW K1200LT in Holloman Afb, NM
Rear drive failed on 2000 bmw motorcycle. oil on rear brake and tire. temporary loss of control. due to rear wheel sliding and no rear breaking. rear drive bearing and seal were replaced. old parts and oil are available.
2001 BMW K1200LT in Melbourne, FL
Vibration in footpegs and rumbling noise from rear drive unit. crown wheel bearing failed. caught in time before serious damage was done. this bearing is the main support element for the rear wheel on this motorcycle. parts from damaged ...
2001 BMW K1200LT in Melbourne, FL
Vibration in footpegs and rumbling noise from rear drive unit. crown wheel bearing failed. caught in time before serious damage was done. this bearing is the main support element for the rear wheel on this motorcycle. parts from damaged ...
2002 BMW K1200LT in St. Petersburg, FL
Sudden final drive failure on motorcycle @ 14079 miles no warning i was fortunate as i slowed for a toll booth, suddenly rear of the motorcycle started 'dancing" could have been catastrophic if it had happened at speed. had the motorcycl...
2003 BMW K1200LT in Houston, TX
Rear drive bearing failed.
1999 BMW K1200LT in Murfreesboro, TN
Rear end final drive failed on my '99 bmw k1200lt motorcycle. there was no real warning other than a severe grinding noise. i was able to ride home (slowly) and then noted the rear tire was no longer straight up but had a severe wobble. ...
2000 BMW K1200LT in Hillsboro, OR
(1) we were in a very desolate section of southern idaho, with no cell phone service, when our rear drive failed on our motorcycle. we had been cruising at about 65-70 when we noticed that there was a very pronounced rhythmic sensation, n...
1999 BMW K1200LT in Tahlequah, OK
Riding on residential street approx. 25-30 mph. no warning or indication of failure, prior to incident. rubbing sound followed by a wobble. rear abs brake, rim, and tire covered by gear oil from failed rear-drive component. due to slow s...
2001 BMW K1200LT in Lewisville, TX
There have been dozens of reports of bmw k1200 lt motorcycles on the nhtsa website as well as directly to bmw and at the bmw lt owners website at http://www.bmwlt.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?cat=&board=surveys&number=17109&page=&view=&sb=&o...
2001 BMW K1200LT in Cleveland, OH
Bmw motorcycle, model k1200lt. riding normally at 65 mph on freeway, oil leaked out of rear drive unit onto brakes, wheel and tire. lost all rear braking effectiveness, tire slipped slightly on road. pulled onto shoulder, stopped by using ...
2002 BMW K1200LT in Diamond Bar, CA
The first 100 miles leading to the failure, there was a winding noise that sound like it's going over the grooved pavement. the last 50 miles felt like there was something grinding in the chassis, wasn't sure it was the front or rear. onc...
1999 BMW K1200LT in Tahlequah, OK
Dt: the rear differential unit went out on the motorcycle. gear oil leaked out all over the rear tire. the motorcycle was being driven home from the store. there was a rubbing sound, then there was a wobble in the rear tire. the owner stopp...
2002 BMW K1200LT in Petaluma, CA
Vibration similar to a rough tire. worsened within a few miles, mechanical noise, brake dragging and real wheel hopping. no oil leaks. wheel bearing failed, entire final drive was replaced. repair was covered under warranty.
2001 BMW K1200LT in Towanda, IL
Wife and i going home from weekend trip when our motorcycle started making a grinding sound from the rear wheel. after getting bike to side of the road i noticed oil covering wheel, brake and tire. had bike towed to dealer, they said it was...
2002 BMW K1200LT in Sun City, AZ
I was driving a 2002 bmw k1200lt motorcycle. i has spent the day driving around town, locally at average city speeds & in average traffic. while slowing to initiate a turn i down shifted into 1st gear when the gear shift linkage snapped. ...
2002 BMW K1200LT in Sun City, AZ
I noticed leaking oil coming from the approximate center of my vehicle. i took my vehicle to the dealership for inspection. i was informed that the leak was from the main transmission seal & that if not repaired, would get progressively w...
2000 BMW K1200LT in N. Charleston, SC
I discovered a broken ball pin in the gear shift linkage of my 2000 bmw k1200lt motorcycle which i had purchased used from the bmw of daytona dealership in florida. i had read on the bmwlt.net forum that these linkages had been known for fa...
2003 BMW K1200LT in Tooele, UT
Failed shifter on motorcycle.
2000 BMW K1200LT in Cheswick, PA
I felt a vibration and then the i felt a wobble at the rear wheel the rear drive bearing on my 2000 bmw k1200lt motorcycle at 14500 miles the bike was disabled and had to be towed
2002 BMW K1200LT in Fairfax, VA
Bmw motorcycle final drive failure -- oil leakage onto rear tire resulting in tire sliding and potential for sudden crash (rider sufficiently skilled to (barely) maintain control while stopping). failure was by disintegration of final driv...
2000 BMW K1200LT in Newton, KS
(1) no problems until approximately 20 miles from final failure began hearing a slightly different tone to the noise of the motorcycle. if you were not extremely familiar with the motorcycle you would not even notice it. noticed a slight ...
1999 BMW K1200LT in Poughkeepsie, NY
(1) 110 miles before failure, noticed a growling sound. rode this motorcycle with a passenger toward dealer 100 miles at 50 mph, then 10 miles at 40 mph as growling increased. stopped when rear wheel started wobbling, 30 miles away from d...
2000 BMW K1200LT in Plano, TX
(1) stopped for day of travelling (about 500 miles) (2) rear drive bearing failure, noticed rear bearing seal leak. had to be towed over 400 miles to nearest dealer for repair. rear drive bearing had failed. 5 balls from the 19 ball bea...
2002 BMW K1200LT in Silver Spring, MD
While driving 70 mph on a eight hour drive the muffler burned a hole in the <a href="http://www.serverlogic3.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=0&k=saddle%20bags" onmouseover="window.status='saddle bags'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return ...
2000 BMW K1200LT in Mount Vernon, WA
I have a 2000 bmw k1200ltc motorcycle. while riding yesterday, a loud grinding noise was noticed and caused the rear of the bike to wobble. i immediately pulled over and inspected it. the rear drive unit has failed and could have resul...
2000 BMW K1200LT in Richardson, TX
Motorcycle's rear drive failed causing the seal to fail and causing fluid to leak onto the rear tire.
2000 BMW K1200LT in Houston, TX
The final drive bearing on my motorcycle shredded, resulting in a wobbling back wheel.
2002 BMW K1200LT in Westminster, CA
The rear drive assembly on my bmw k1200lt motorcycle started vibrating and making grinding noises , causing the rear of the bike to become unstable. this could easily have caused a rear wheel lockup and serious crash if it wasn't caught in...
1999 BMW K1200LT in Westminster, CA
The rear drive assembly on my bmw k1200lt motorcycle started vibrating and making grinding noises. it then dumped drive oil all over the rear wheel and tire, causing the rear brakes to become inoperative and the rear tire to slip on the ro...
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