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    1200RT starting question

    Every once in awhile my wife's '08 RT fails to turn over when the E-start button is pressed. Switching off the ignition then back on, it turns over and fires right up. It's been happening for a while...
  2. It's not your riding style

    I too experienced an FD failure at low miles with my 08 RT. Unless you are doing hole shots and wheelies, the final drive should never let you down. In truth these final drives are pretty simple. I...
  3. It's not too late!

    Jogitu,
    Seek some professional help!
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    The upper right tool's purpose is to securely...

    The upper right tool's purpose is to securely hold the FD so it can be mounted in a bench vise. This is really nice as the FD's shape is kind of rolly polly on the bench. The upper left one is used...
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    Absolutely correct. There's a great big seal...

    Absolutely correct. There's a great big seal between the bearing and the oil in the FD. I'm curious too.....what did they change?

    Here's a picture of some of the tools I made....sorry about the...
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    Success! Rebuilt '08 RT final drive......

    Well I got my FD back together and it is working fine. All the racket I was hearing has disappeared. Rode 850 miles over the weekend and the FD worked flawlessly. I spent about 8 hours making...
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    I won't buy any special tools for this project. ...

    I won't buy any special tools for this project. Before I became a mechanical engineer I was a machinist. I have access to a full machine shop and can make any tools I need as I go. I also have an...
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    I cut the bearing apart today to determine what...

    I cut the bearing apart today to determine what had failed. The inner race of the bearing was trashed. Deep pits and washboard surface on the raceway of the inner race. There was still plenty of...
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    28956 I pulled my FD apart today and...

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    I pulled my FD apart today and discovered that the inboard main bearing has failed and is the culprit for the roughness felt in the wheel rotation. The input shaft rotation is perfect so...
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    After two weeks of waiting, numerous phone calls...

    After two weeks of waiting, numerous phone calls ( some not returned ) my local dealer informed me that my 1200RT is out of warranty. I called BMW NA to appeal and learned in 2 minutes what I...
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    Enjoy the ride to the Rally Paul. What's the...

    Enjoy the ride to the Rally Paul. What's the function of the vent hole?

    I have received an e-mail informing me that my issue is being forwarded to BMW NA and someone will be contacting me. No...
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    That's good news. Is there a warranty with the...

    That's good news. Is there a warranty with the new FD?
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    I sure hope it works out that you can get your...

    I sure hope it works out that you can get your scooter fixed in time for the rally. You mentioned getting an email answered? From your dealer or from BMW directly? If from BMW, could you post or PM...
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    Another '08 final drive failure!

    My '08 RT's FD has also failed (mine with only 23400 miles). No play at all at 9/3 or 6/12. I removed the FD from the bike and have found it to be rough (tight & loose spots in the rotation of the...
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