K1300 Gt final drive leak
Bought a 2010 K1300 Gt to replace my 09 lost in a fire. This was a consignment sale from a Michigan dealer, bike had 4500 miles at purchase now has 5300 miles. Seeing some oil spots on rear wheel and can detect some seepage at rear drive seal. My warranty is up in July. Although a minor leak now my thoughts are its only going to get worse. My 09 started leaking at 45000 miles. I hear horror stories on the repair outcomes hope I have better luck. Will keep you posted. One dealer told me the bike was not used enough causing possible seal issue. Sounds like BS.
Seal Failure K1300 Gt 2010
Rode to the michigan dealer for the final drive seal repair. Bike has 5400 miles its a 2010. Stopped for gas bike would barely turn over, no start. Outside temp 73 F. Let it sit for a time , same thing . Acted like a dead battery. This used to happen with my 2009 but it always started after a brief pause. This time I was lucky to find a healthy guy that pushed while I bump started. Dealer indicates the fix is a larger battery cable. In the mean time I will always park at the top of a hill. Maybe beemers should have a kickstarter or a crank for backup. I do have a new shorai battery sitting here but I am afraid of installing in case the battery cable possibly overheats. The dealer fix is quite lengthy involving gas tank removal and such but likely the final solution.
Final Drive seal repaired as well as hot start issue 2010 k1300 GT
Final drive seal was repaired under warranty as well as hot start issue. milage 5700 . Putting a new battery in is not the solution as was suggested in another post the battery tested fine. A more powerfull battery may overide the problem. The problem is an under size battery cable and related wiring. A known problem with the K1300 gt 09 to 2010. My dealer ordered the revised harness and installed it, since then it fires up hot or cold. Got to say the anti spin control keeps the front end down when a brisk launch is called for. These bikes go like hell.