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    Horatio124
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    Exclamation K1600GT Oil Leak

    I am wondering if there are any other K1600GT owners who have experienced a major engine oil leak in their K1600GT?
    I was out riding April 6th in Ontario Canada and felt my rear tire slipping and stopped to check and see what the problem was. As I pulled into a local coffee shop parking lot I stopped the bike and put my boot down and found my right boot slipping on the tarmac. I managed to get the bike on the stand and found my boot covered in oil and then looked at the bike engine. There was a major oil leak and the oil had spread across the engine, side panels, and all the way back to my rear wheel and tire which was covered in oil. I was really fortunate not to have had an accident caused by the oil on my rear tire.
    I subsequently called in to BMW Roadside assistance and had the bike towed into Open Road BMW, a Motorrad dealer in Newmarket Ontario, Canada where I purchased my bike from.
    My bike is brand new with only 3300 kms (appr.x 2000 miles) on the clock.
    I am now being given the run arround by the dealer who have had the bike in their workshops for a week and they still have not found the cause of the problem, and they are now talking about having the engine replaced.
    Update:
    The dealer in consultation with BMW Canada and Germany has now finally determined that the problem is a serious engine oil leak problem and will be replacing the entire engine. A new engine will be shipped to the dealer. In the interim the dealer has agreed to provide me with a loaner K1600GT until my bike is returned to me with the new engine.
    Last edited by gamblemh; 04-17-2012 at 07:38 PM. Reason: Latest Update

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