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Thread: 2005 R1200RT Final drive failure

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    grfinden
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    Preventive Maintenance

    "The large bearing in the FD on our bikes is a known failure site."

    I do believe I'll be putting in the NSK bearing as a preventative measure. Seems to be the only MAJOR weak point in the whole bike. I'd hate to be on a trip somewhere on my 2006 R1200RT and have this bearing fail!

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    R1200RT
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    Quote Originally Posted by grfinden View Post
    "The large bearing in the FD on our bikes is a known failure site."

    I do believe I'll be putting in the NSK bearing as a preventative measure. Seems to be the only MAJOR weak point in the whole bike. I'd hate to be on a trip somewhere on my 2006 R1200RT and have this bearing fail!
    I just ordered the NSK replacement bearing ($109) from Rob at Hermy's in PA. He keeps them in stock. 610-562-7303.
    "To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex." MK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jankoman View Post
    I just ordered the NSK replacement bearing ($109) from Rob at Hermy's in PA. He keeps them in stock. 610-562-7303.
    Do you have the part number?
    Karl
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    Nsk 6013vvc3

    Quote Originally Posted by kthutchinson View Post
    do you have the part number?
    nsk 6013vvc3
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    i got a 2010 r12r which loves me

    but it probably ain't gonna be replaced with another bmw. weak dealer network is one issue but let's face it... bmw's just ain't all they're cracked up to be. there may be emotional or 'image' reasons for buying one but few if any technical reasons.

    in any case, for the kind of riding i do i'm really, really liking this machine. its got all the emotional/ technical/ dealer support stuff i would ever need need.
    fwiw, i really think a retro bmw would sell well in the u.s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    but it probably ain't gonna be replaced with another bmw. weak dealer network is one issue but let's face it... bmw's just ain't all they're cracked up to be. there may be emotional or 'image' reasons for buying one but few if any technical reasons.

    in any case, for the kind of riding i do i'm really, really liking this machine. its got all the emotional/ technical/ dealer support stuff i would ever need need.
    fwiw, i really think a retro bmw would sell well in the u.s.

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    It would be nice if Team Green came out with something like that, but whenever they do, it doesn't sell well. The ZRX1200 comes to mind and then the Zephyr before that.
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