In the U.S. its 8.5 hours paid. First one takes a lot longer to do. Especially if they have to build the tool that BMW no longer makes available. Which is what happened to mine.Stephen, I am not sure about the USA but the 5 hours is what the dealerships get paid and area allowed, or should that be allocated to do the job by BMW.??? They know it takes longer and they say that the more you do the faster you will be and they pay the dealership 5 hours labor.
Well the BMW reps had to tell the shop how to build the tool. They no longer offer it only the older dealers have it. It's the big puller that use to take the gear train apart.I'm not doubting you were told this by your dealer.
I'm pouting BMW had to make a 'special tool' for their trans, and it was a way to bide time.
So I stand corrected.Well the BMW reps had to tell the shop how to build the tool. They no longer offer it only the older dealers have it. It's the big puller that use to take the gear train apart.this shows the tool also alot of dealers had to build something to get the nut off ass well
Im pretty sure the bike in the video is mine. He seems like a very thorough mechanic so I feel good about it.So I stand corrected.
I still find it senseless that BMW would stop producing a tool needed for their trans for newer AD's.
Thanks for the video. Just so happens I was watching a couple of this guys videos last night, but haven't gotten around to watching the full video you've posted above, but will as soon as I can.
My buddy's GTL went in for the recall fix and he got a call saying the same thing. Only 2k miles on the bike, so quite strange. The dealer said at least a month to get the transmission in from BMW. That probalby translates into at least two months of prime riding season. My GTL has not gone in yet......I got a call from my dealer early March that recalled parts arrived. I dropped my bike on March 7, a week later I got a call from the dealership that whole transmission needs to be replaced due to larger than expected damage, also I was told that transmissions are on a back order. More than a month later I am still waiting for it with no definitive answer when I am going get my bike back. Has anyone had the same experience? My back has just under 12,000 miles on it.
I watched the video you posted of the bearing puller they had to unfortunately make. I thought the entire video would've been about the trans or I would've watched earlier. I still find it amazing that BMW doesn't manufacture this tool for newer dealers, and feel they should highly consider building it again to do the job correctly and more efficiently for both, the dealer and the owners.Im pretty sure the bike in the video is mine. He seems like a very thorough mechanic so I feel good about it.
I think I said so somewhere in this 80 page thread, but mine told me the same.My dealer told me the same thing. They had to make their own special tool to do the recall.
I had my 600 mile service done at the same time as the recall...never had any indications of any type of issues with the transmission those first 600 miles and zero issues the 2000 after...heck, maybe even shifts a little smoother. I just didn't want to be the first bike or two the dealership didI have an appt. to get mine done June 23rd. It shifts perfect and I am confident it will after the recall. Be glad to have it done.
one last week took about 3 daysBe prepared. Just got word from my local dealer here in Scottsdale that there is a recall coming for these bikes. He couldn't tell me what it's for, just transmission related. Details were not released to the dealers yet. BMW just gave them a notice telling them one is coming. Should be interesting...?