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post #1 of 16 Old 01-14-2020, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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I was at the local Annual Calgary Motorcycle show last weekend and was speaking with BMW Motorad Canada about the K1600 transmission recall. They stated they had received 500 repair kits and had started shipping them out to the dealers the previous week. My local dealer had confirmed that they had received the tools and had a few of the kits to start work on the pre-sold K1600 units. From there they would be working on the customer bikes and that I was still on for end of January bike pickup and repair.



I did also ask BMW Canada about any type of extended warranty program regarding the repair and although there was nothing specific they do have a good will program that relates to issues like this if there were failures on the transmission out of the warranty period.



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Makes me wonder why an authorised BMW dealer has to have further service tools
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Makes me wonder why an authorised BMW dealer has to have further service tools
To ensure that this undertaking goes off with the fewest possible issues. There are items in the toolkit that are not really that unique but BMW has wisely in my opinion decided to make the tools part of the process so that their support of the dealer technicians is easier and more predictable and the results for the customer are less variable (more consistently correct).
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Makes me wonder why an authorised BMW dealer has to have further service tools
Beause the repair as described in the work steps is unprecedented.

A quick gander at the parts fische shows that the shafts are sold as a single unit. Typically one cannot even purchase the separate gears and the shaft is replaced entirely, gears and all. The repair for this issue involves removing and replacing gears. Something your typical BMW Factory trained tech has never done and does not have the tools to accomplish.

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That's great to here. Ill ask in February at the dealer show in Toronto as a follow up from your conversation with them.
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I was told as I have said earlier that my dealer principal told be after getting in touch with the BMW rep.that the parts will arrive in Australia on the 24th January so my bike is on track for delivery by the end of the month. I dought I will see it until early February but live in hope that the fix and release from BMW`s warehouse will be completed asap and this moth as I am having wild wet dreams about riding my new bike I have been waiting for since late September lol. I am lucky to have loan bike but it is not the same as having your own bike between your legs and loving it to bits. I just hope that what I have been told is 100% correct and my dealership was not being misled by BMW Australia and I am still warm and above the ground to receive my bike this year lol.it is not as if I can not wait (NOT) I do want it now please BMW. Please, pretty Please with butter on top.!!!! The only real reason is below.!!
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When I had my transmission repaired last summer, they told me the transmission cassette is over 8k CAD
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When I had my transmission repaired last summer, they told me the transmission cassette is over 8k CAD
Good to know. The high cost is probably related to low inventory for what was supposed to be a low failure mode parts bundle. There are going to be lots of spares for certain parts on hand after all of this.
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I'd like to see what BMW does about warranty/pricing. I wouldn't want a new bike that had the engine and transmission removed, the transmission torn down and repaired. For me to consider buying a bike like that the warranty has to increase significantly, and the price has to go down significantly as well.
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