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post #11 of 33 Old 11-09-2019, 08:54 AM
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Sounds like your experience with oil consumption is very similar, if not exactly, as mine was. Hopefully you'll get a definitive reason for the oil consumption. At 49k miles I was burning a quart every 600. Compression test, leak-down test, and complete tear-down revealed no 'smoking gun'.

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I've got 38K on my 2018 B. I did my break-in the same way I've done all my break-ins. Let the motor get up to temp then ride it like I stole it with lots of engine breaking to set the rings. I have used 1 quart every 6K since new. The oil consumption doesn't seem to be consistent across the K series bikes. Some use oil some don't. So does it come down to something as simple as ring gap alignment. These motors are sitting at a steep angle in the frame and if the ring gaps are at the down side of the bore that would advocate oil consumption. I know in HD motors this would be the case. Just a thought. In any case I love my bike and it's not like it's so hard to check your oil once a week and add as needed.
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hello from Coventry township Ohio. I have a 12 GTL that now has about forty four thousand miles on it, that I've owned for about 14 months. My bike does not use oil, it does pull out when I let go of the handle bars but not to the point I am concerned about it. I did have a problem a few months ago, a coil pain that runs through the selector shaft where it goes into the shifting fork to connect the two to turn together, sheard. It took me awhile to figure out what it was, and how to get it apart, but then I fixed it myself! I am definitely going to keep my 12 and not get a newer bike from all the issues I am hearing, I ride my bike all the time like I stole it and it performs fantastically!
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I did read a post, where someone had the front tire off and put it back on before they tighten the pinch bolt up though, they push down on the handle bars on the front end with their weight on it and pushed on it a couple times, and the left pole went completely away!
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please excuse the punctuation and misspelling, I am doing talk-to-text LOL! I really enjoy all the information out here, and I'm always glad to be able to add something if there is something helpful I can add. Happy riding brothers!! And sisters!!
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in closing, can anyone tell me how to post pictures on here, I am not very computer savvy? I would love to post pictures of my last three BMWs on here for people to see. But I am pretty computer unsavvy, I am a dumb dumb with a smartphone LOL!
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I did read a post, where someone had the front tire off and put it back on before they tighten the pinch bolt up though, they push down on the handle bars on the front end with their weight on it and pushed on it a couple times, and the left pole went completely away!

This is one of my posts and so far it hasn't changed. It's a very neutral ride, wherever it's going, right, left or straight when you let go it keeps going. So much nicer now!



"I have a 2019 GT Sport that came new with Bridgestone tires. From day one it pulled left, not an issue with either hand lightly on the bar but no hands and it was a left lane change with out some very aggressive leaning, weight shifting and peg pressure and even then it was a fight! Tires were about 60% worn with zero change in the lean issue since day one but I needed new rubber for an upcoming trip so I installed a balanced a new set of Dunlop RS3's. The only thing I did different during installation from the book was prior to torquing the right axle pinch bolt I installed the calipers and speed sensor then put the front wheel on the ground (still on the center stand) climbed on, held the brakes and bounced the front suspension to center the wheel on the axle then gently got off and torqued the pinch bolt. The lean is GONE! I never realized the actual pressure that was needed to go straight before but now there's nothing. Very easy and relaxed riding. Tires? Axle? Not sure but betting it was the Axle/wheel alignment or just dumb luck. This is a recommended procedure on the Honda ST1300 to prevent it from leaning so for those with the leaning issue it's a 2min job that's free so it might be worth a shot."
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in closing, can anyone tell me how to post pictures on here, I am not very computer savvy? I would love to post pictures of my last three BMWs on here for people to see. But I am pretty computer unsavvy, I am a dumb dumb with a smartphone LOL!
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post #19 of 33 Old 11-09-2019, 08:56 PM
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So hard to hear, my 2013 GT get's oil changed every 6K miles, and the same amount of oil is present as when I last changed it. The bike burns zero oil, at least nothing perceptible on the dipstick. I fill it to the Max line, and after 6K that's where it still remains. I think they should replace the engine for you.
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post #20 of 33 Old 11-10-2019, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys,

Thanks for your helpful comments and experiences, information is king as they say especially when dealing with BMW HQ. As I understand it my dealer had to do the 1,000km Oil Consumption test as directed by BMW despite my previous detailed record of consumption submitted over the last 30,000kms or so. They will then get authorisation from BMW to open up the engine under warranty and see if there are any faults within. As I've said on many previous posts I'm delighted with the bike, it does all that I want and more. The engine is simply superb power wise, if only I could solve the Oil Consumption and Left Pull I would be a very happy camper indeed. Anyway we will see where this all leads, however unlike my past reactions I will insist that both faults be rectified before taking the bike back. Firmly but politely refusing to accept any further excuses. The weather here is closing in for the winter so they have several months to really get to the bottom of it. The bike will be delivered to my dealer tomorrow, I will let you know what the final consumption figure is.

Ps. The bike was run in exactly as per the BMW handbook and has been serviced in a similar fashion having paid for the 5 year service plan when the bike was delivered new.

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