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This bike, if you use it gently between 1k and 3k revs, lets say with neutral throttle, you will get vibration or mechanical noise from th clutch and drive chain.
Has happened to all K1600 years.
 

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I don't really think BMW are going to try and get you for using the bike if you have a complete engine failure, I had a complete engine failure on an M5 and they replaced the engine that was 3 and a half years after purchase on a 5 year warranty. Just be ready with the clutch and stop if it gets worse.

If it was me, I would just ride over to the dealer and not wait for the service, also I assume you've followed the running-in rules in the manual with no high revving etc. I'm sure the engine has been run in on the bench before installing on the bike, it's probably the most run-in part of the vehicle on day 1.

In general the rule for running in any vehicle is don't labour the engine, ride smoothly. Remember that running in, is not just the engine but the wheel bearings, brakes, clutch etc. I know a lot of people who think running in is low revs, but this is hard work for the vehicle, better to have the engine running freely between 2 and 4 RPM during the running in period.

I also noticed a slight resonance when coming off the motorway for fuel on my K yesterday which I'm sure wasn't on the old bike, but it only happened in the lower gears and was just a momentary thing.

It's always the case that we're very sensitive to anything out of the ordinary when we buy something new.
 

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I have the exact same "issue" with my 22 Bagger. I've let my dealer know already and they said I could bring it in if I wanted. Getting close to my 600 mile service soon so I'll have it checked then. It's under warranty so I'm not too worried about a failure not being covered.

They do have a used 2020 Bagger that I might ask to take for a ride for comparison.
 

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Grrrr. This has me concerned as I'm picking up my new machine in a week or two. I can't be dropping this kind of scratch on a bike that isn't ready to go. I know, I know, it's the internet and these kind of issues are in the minority, but I won't lie and say it doesn't spook me as a first time Beemer owner.
 

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Hello everyone,
got my 2022 last Friday, have 300 miles on it now.
When between 2 to 2.5K RPM, and low speed, there is a very loud and strong vibrating knock coming from the engine, it is felt in the handlebar, that bad.

Advised Dealership, waiting on their reply, I already been told to ride the first 621 miles and bring it in for service, then they will check...will try to make the 621 ASAP so I can learn what happens there.

Any inputs on the 2022 K1600 is appreciated it.
Cheers
LCL
Of course the local dealer doesn鈥檛 have any skin in the game because they are looking forward to repairing it under BMW Motorrad warranty. I would trailer it in and leave it with them.
 

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Check the out level using the correct method. In fact, if the bike is brand new, change the oil out because it still has the break-in fluid.

It would be unusual, but you can also suspect the valve lash.
The oil will be changed out at the 600 mile service. Break in oil is in the bike for good reason. Changing it out before it鈥檚 time is bad advice and may void the warranty.
 

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Hello everyone,
got my 2022 last Friday, have 300 miles on it now.
When between 2 to 2.5K RPM, and low speed, there is a very loud and strong vibrating knock coming from the engine, it is felt in the handlebar, that bad.

Advised Dealership, waiting on their reply, I already been told to ride the first 621 miles and bring it in for service, then they will check...will try to make the 621 ASAP so I can learn what happens there.

Any inputs on the 2022 K1600 is appreciated it.
Cheers
LCL
What gear are you in when this happens? Is it possible the motor is lugging, especially in higher gears?
 

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Thank you everyone, I will speak to Dealership today and seek their instructions.
Appreciated it.
Will keep you all advised.
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Nice looking bike.

You need to get those rear tip-over guards installed ASAP.

I have no doubt that you're not a novice rider, and are able to recognize what sounds and feels abnormal - I say that after reading some of the suggestions here.

My .02:

If something in the engine / transmission is knocking badly enough to be felt in the handlebar, it is unlikely to be benign.
Agree.
 

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This bike, if you use it gently between 1k and 3k revs, lets say with neutral throttle, you will get vibration or mechanical noise from th clutch and drive chain.
Has happened to all K1600 years.
Hello everyone,
got my 2022 last Friday, have 300 miles on it now.
When between 2 to 2.5K RPM, and low speed, there is a very loud and strong vibrating knock coming from the engine, it is felt in the handlebar, that bad.

Advised Dealership, waiting on their reply, I already been told to ride the first 621 miles and bring it in for service, then they will check...will try to make the 621 ASAP so I can learn what happens there.

Any inputs on the 2022 K1600 is appreciated it.
Cheers
LCL
Tell the dealer to come and get it. Don鈥檛 ride it.
 

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Hello everyone,
got my 2022 last Friday, have 300 miles on it now.
When between 2 to 2.5K RPM, and low speed, there is a very loud and strong vibrating knock coming from the engine, it is felt in the handlebar, that bad.

Advised Dealership, waiting on their reply, I already been told to ride the first 621 miles and bring it in for service, then they will check...will try to make the 621 ASAP so I can learn what happens there.

Any inputs on the 2022 K1600 is appreciated it.
Cheers
LCL
What about 3000 RPM? Can you hear/feel the knock there?
Grrrr. This has me concerned as I'm picking up my new machine in a week or two. I can't be dropping this kind of scratch on a bike that isn't ready to go. I know, I know, it's the internet and these kind of issues are in the minority, but I won't lie and say it doesn't spook me as a first time Beemer owner.
As a first time BMW owner, my K1600GTL鈥檚 motor self-destructed just out of warranty with about 29,000 miles on the odometer from the timing chain skipping a timing gear tooth on start-up. And BMW corporation would do NOTHING to help me with it. It was a total loss. You are RIGHT to be spooked!!!!!!
 

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For information, Was told over the phone JUST NOW to ride until first service, as it is under warranty and they will check.
I sent them an email with inquiry, specifying all motorbike information and describing the problem and requesting a response from their Mechanics, that way it is in writing.
Will keep you all posed.
Cheers
LCL
the dealer is being negligent. Find another and turn in the bike on warranty. Riding it will risk a seize up of the engine.
 

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What about 3000 RPM? Can you hear/feel the knock there?

As a first time BMW owner, my K1600GTL鈥檚 motor self-destructed just out of warranty with about 29,000 miles on the odometer from the timing chain skipping a timing gear tooth on start-up. And BMW corporation would do NOTHING to help me with it. It was a total loss. You are RIGHT to be spooked!!!!!!
Seriously? I would have driven/rolled/pushed that thing into a telephone pole and said a deer jumped out in front of me.
 

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At least Lightning above has mentioned RPMs. I cannot imagine riding an 800+ pound bike at 1000 to 2500 RPMs. The only time I rode my K1600 GT at less than 3000 RPM was when I was coasting or going down a hill - like coming into a town.
I suggest riding the bike at not less than 3000 RPM; NEVER accelerate from less than 3000 RPM - shift down, then accelerate; and keep the RPMs and gear changing ever minute or so during break in.
Here in SoCal the best break in mileage can be obtained sharing lanes because one is always on and off the throttle, gears and brakes.
As I accumulated break in miles toward 1000 my RPMs increased along with speed in lower gears. You want to have engine parts get more and more used to running in the manner you will be riding it.
Or, buy a Harley and never go above 2000 PRMs... :)
 
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