<sigh> done for the season...

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<sigh> done for the season...

#1 Unread post by Lion_Lady » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:40 pm

:cry: Discovered oil dripping on my rear wheel last week. Fortunately it is NOT the dreaded BMW Final Drive Failure, but failure of the rear main transmission seal.

Techs have been cautioning me that it was going to need replacing since Spring. Not a complex fix, but the rear end of the bike has to come off to get at it. I'm just grateful that I've got a more than competent bike tech (hubby) who is willing to do the fix for me, AND that it is November, not May.

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#2 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:12 am

I feel your pain. :(
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#3 Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:20 am

LL, how many miles do you have on your Rockster?
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#4 Unread post by coffee_brake » Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:03 pm

I'll never own another modern BMW....

but I sure would like to pick up an old Airhead....

LL glad you were home when it went out on you. You need a second motorcycle!!!
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#5 Unread post by Lion_Lady » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:17 pm

HYPERR wrote:LL, how many miles do you have on your Rockster?
A mere 58,000 miles. I bought the bike new, in March of 2005.

The ride to Colorado and back pretty well confirmed that the bike suits and fits me perfectly.

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#6 Unread post by coffee_brake » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:58 am

Ain'"lightbulb" nice ot have the right bike under you?

My Connie shares the stable with two other bikes (hubby has two more of his own, I have three), and it about to turn 50k miles, bought new in '06.

Seriously, there ain't nothing like climbing on the bike and thinking, "I could ride this machine all day and all night," and then doing just that....

Hey P wouldja show us some pics of the build??? I just love that stuff....
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