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The dealership requested that I bring mine in today so they could document the leak. Sounds like they will be replacing the entire gearbox as well. Leaving tomorrow for a week of riding in the high country with family, very small leak and the service manager said nothing to worry about.
Did my week of vacation with no issues - well, besides Colorado deciding to catch fire. Dealership called Tuesday saying the new transmission was in. Took it to them Wednesday afternoon, picked it up this morning. Everything is good, going to put a couple hundred miles on in the mountains tomorrow for a good shakedown. So incredibly happy with the service I receive at BMW of Denver.
 

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Bike taken in yesterday to investigate/fix oil leak from gearbox (following recall work). It seems that the gasket for the reverse gear cover had failed/been damaged following the recall work. Gasket has been replaced and apparently all is well. Lets see what happens over the next few weeks.Otherwise bike seems to be working well.
 

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Anyone had an oil leak on the left side of the engine? Seems to be running down the gear shift lever.
hi, I recently noticed a very slow leak, more like a sweating drop. I have contacted the dealer, they are going to look into it and get back to me. fyi, I sent them a pic of the oil residue on the gear shift itself.
 

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My dealer in Houston could not get the parts to fix the oil leak before our Colorado trip this past week so we went anyway with a quart of oil packed. After 1200 miles it was at the add .5l mark, it was at Max when we left. I added .5, don’t know if it leaked out or burned up. Hopefully the parts will come in soon.


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Anyone had an oil leak on the left side of the engine? Seems to be running down the gear shift lever.
Yes I had the problem but they found it before giving the bike back to me. Cheers to that. Got the bike went for a ride on the way back pulled over at the store to pick up a few things and the bike won’t start. Could hear the starter turn but won’t start the engine. Taking it back to the dealer. And I am not surprised if they say it’s not related just to get rid of the responsibility.
 

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Just got back from a long weekend around the Lake District, my first trip since the gearbox oil leak fix 3 weeks ago, and I find this morning that the oil leak has returned (light covering running down the gear selector). I didn't choose a BMW because of the badge, I chose the K1600 because of what it can do. If you like, this is my dream bike and has exceeded that dream in every way - apart from this gearbox issue. For me its been dragging on since last October and for nearly 5 months of the time I've not been able to use the bike. I've had no apology from BMW or offer of compensation for the lack of use or inconvenience. To be fair I've not sought any remedy as yet. Ok, lets see what BMW have got to say this time! Keep you posted.
 

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Took my 2018GT in to the local dealer today for a dreaded left side oil leak. Dealer I bought the bike from never tightened the oil filter (!?) after the first and only service and it was slow dripping from there. Could have been worse, like the oil filter unscrewing and pi$$ing oil on the way home, but we made it. Saw the oil stains on the exhaust shield when we got home from fetching the bike 1400km away, and been tiptoeing through this forum since. I just hope it is not the gearbox recall bug, but it is dry inside the quickshift cover. Must confess, been wondering if they could not fit a filter properly, how did they do the gearbox recall? Sleepless nights!!!
 

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Mine is back (2nd time) at the dealer for the recall prompted oil leak. This time, I think they will have it a while.
 

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My left side is leaking as well after the recall and after a 1500 mile trip. Parts are unavailable according to my dealer. We will have to wait and see.
 

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I have been out of town for 2 weeks but dealer said my bike was ready. Son picked it up and no leaking so far. I don't know if they used the parts we are all waiting for but I do know I no longer have the rubber cover for the shift lever...
 
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And so it goes on...........

Bike was eventually collected by BMW dealer on 13/10 to sort the oil leak. Yesterday the dealer confirmed that the reverse gear oil seal that has failed cannot be replaced on its own but has to have the whole cover replaced - which won't be available until the new year!! This will no doubt sound very familiar to some of you. The dealer is now sorting "something" out but hasn't a solution at the moment. Patience now expired and it is time to write to BMW. The original letter about the gearbox safety recall was received end of October 2019. I think a year is more than long enough to have sorted this problem out.

I should add that everything else about owning the K1600 (and the service from the BMW dealer) has been brilliant.
 

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Bike collected yesterday after a new seal was fitted to the selector shaft (the apparent cause for the ongoing leak). It was great to ride it home after so little time in the seat this year.

No oil on the gear selector when I got home but, as you know, the offending leak is slow and takes a day or two to work its way down. Fingers crossed.

BMW's response to my letter of complaint was a little generic and basically passed the matter on to the dealer.

I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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I also have the transmission shaft seal oil leak for 3 months now. At first the leak was minimal but now it just about soaks an oil pad I keep under the left side of the bike. Called BMW Motorrad USA customer service service six weeks ago but got nowhere. I sent an email to them yesterday but no reply.

Called customer service today and was told to send my complaint to [email protected] along with part number of shaft seal so a claim number can be started along with a call from a claim's agent. Will see what happens. If you want to make a claim via customer relations the shaft seal part number is 23008358807. Now here's the absurd part, Motorrad no longer manufacturers that part! There is a solution and hope to find out more when (if) I get a call from Motorrad.
 

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had my recall done sometime ago now,soon after my starter motor/complete sprag clutch had to be replaced ?
mines a 19 plate gt model,thankfully no revers to screw up.
300 miles from new abs rear ring bent ?
crap engine paint finish ,complaint in to bmw,not holding my breath.
just done a trip around scotland,noticed when it got home oil leaking from right hand side casing in front of water pump,pissed all down inside exhaust onto rear wheel ?
told today fixed under warrantee ,how nice of them.
loosing the faith its only done 6000 miles now ffs.
 

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I got a brand new transmission for free. I was told there was currently no other solution to the problem.
 

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And so it goes on...........

Bike was eventually collected by BMW dealer on 13/10 to sort the oil leak. Yesterday the dealer confirmed that the reverse gear oil seal that has failed cannot be replaced on its own but has to have the whole cover replaced - which won't be available until the new year!! This will no doubt sound very familiar to some of you. The dealer is now sorting "something" out but hasn't a solution at the moment. Patience now expired and it is time to write to BMW. The original letter about the gearbox safety recall was received end of October 2019. I think a year is more than long enough to have sorted this problem out.

I should add that everything else about owning the K1600 (and the service from the BMW dealer) has been brilliant.
Hi,

Noticed a small puddle of oil under my gear leaver yesterday, 5 months and 5000 miles after recall fix! Service department closed on a Saturday in Belfast so will call on Monday. Are you any further along with your problem? Not liking the idea of no bike till new year!
 

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Hi Liam,

So far so good, there is no oil leaking that I can see. I have only done 150 miles since the fix, which was apparently by replacing a seal where the gear lever enters the gear box (if i understood correct). What ever it was it appears to have worked. My concern is how come my dealer has managed to fix it when it seems everybody else is waiting for a cover that wont be available until the new year or has had the gearbox completely replaced? Is my dealer a little cleverer than the rest or is this just another temporary fix to delay matters until the cover is available?

Wont get many miles done over the next few months but lets see what happens.
 
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