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Old 11-30-2013, 09:50 PM   #61
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Location: Dave Rankine, Reno NV
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46,000 miles. Tires, headlight bulbs and chain as one would expect. I replaced the steering head bearings at about 30k. In response to an earlier post, your steering head bearings need replacement if you put the bike on the center stand and there is a notch or rough spot when you turn the wheel slowly back and forth. I also replaced a sidestand switch which was failing intermittently. This 2010 has been to South America and Alaska. RTW next year after I replace stator, fuel pump and filter, and wheel bearings which have not failed, but I don't want to risk them failing in Siberia. Dave
P.S. Installed Ohlins shock at 30k too. I consider this normal wear out time for the stock shock on a bike that has seen a lot of off pavement.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #62
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12,000 miles... At the 6,000 mile service, the dealership changed the rear wheel bearings and steering head bearings “as a preventative measure” under warranty. Other than that, I’ve only needed to replace rear brake pads and, thanks to an arrogant employee at a tyre shop followed by 20 miles of rather severe off roading, I had the pleasure of paying for a new chain when the original was stretched causing 4 links to fuse.

Can’t complain, absolutely love the bike although it has had more garage time lately as I supplemented it with a 2014 R1200GS in September. Once they local councils start salting the roads in about a month’s time it will be back in daily use...
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:34 PM   #63
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60,000 odd kms in 2 and 1/2 years. Most of that was in the first year.

Almost all of it has been 2 up, on trips mostly involving 50/50 highway/full off road

For a total of:


Rear wheel bearings - replaced twice

Front wheel bearings - replaced 3 times

Steering head bearings - replaced twice

rear upper shock bolt - who knows...I bought 6 new high grade bolts , the 2 kits I bought had new bolts, I think there are 3 bolts left....that means I've bent...thinking...about 5...I dunno, I gave up counting, I just change them every time it's apart.

Indy kit - failed

The other kit (Best rest...whatever it's called) - still going strong, modified.

Ohlins shock revalved and resprung 3 times. Needs rebuild now.

Forks - replaced completely at 45,000km from memory. Working fine to date.

New chain, sprockets. Front sprocket I think I'm on number 3...or 4...can't remember. Rear on number 2 still. I have a couple of spare fronts in different sizes that are part used.

New power outlet socket.

New battery

New regulator/rectifier

I think I'm on about the 10th set of tyres...

About the 5th set of HD tubes.

I complete headlight assembly failure (due to immersion)

Fuel filter blockage and subsequent replacement with alternative filter

On my third set of bash plate rubber mounts.

2nd set of of the under seat bridge rubber mounts (yes, I accidentally locktighted some fixtures that I shouldn't have)

About 12 genuine oil filters

On my 4th set of rear brake pads.

the service warning has been on for nearly 50,000kms. I just change the oil and filter every 5000 and ignore it.



Fuck...this is getting expensive. I've paid as much in parts and consumables as I have for the bike so far....that's depressing....
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #64
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Snowy, my check engine message is on all the time too. I figure if it goes out I am in trouble ;-)
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:04 AM   #65
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Yeah, the dealer wont switch it off unless I get it serviced there.

I've seen their guy at work. No thanks.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:58 AM   #66
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Location: Athens, Greece
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75,000 kilometers

45,000 of them on long trips (greece to pyrenes, greece to nordkapp, south america crossing)
the rest commuting and weekend rides

  • replaced leaking head gasket under warranty (at 16,000 kilometers)
  • replaced front fork springs with hyperpros (at 20,000 kilometers from memory)
  • servicing the bike due to the upcoming trip to south America, when it had 43,000 klms:
    • replaced rear shock with hyperpro, what an improvement it was!!
    • replaced front and back wheel bearings, preventative
    • replaced clutch disks and kit, preventative
    • replaced battery with DEKA, preventative, it still goes strong even after having been totally drained due to ...
    • ... burnt stator, at ~ 55,000 kilometers while in Ecuador. Replaced there in local BMW dealer.
    • replaced chain and sprockets, then and after the end of the trip.
  • brakepads, once front and the second time is near, twice back
Also, after the south america trip I had to replace the front rim. Put an Excel with hardened spokes. Should have done that before departing, now the OEM rim is badly beaten.

That's it so far, I can't think of anything else. I love my bike.
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:23 PM   #67
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Another data point:

15k miles so far. Things I had to change:
  1. Rear and front tyres
  2. Fuel pump (under warranty)
  3. Water pump (under warranty)
  4. New chains and sprockets on it's way
It's been mostly trouble-free, and the bulk of the miles were on highway. I don't think there is a more versatile and nicer bike on the market right now.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:29 AM   #68
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22,000 some odd kms. But the you have been what I call big kms. Mostly weekend trail riding. Putting on 4 the set of knobbies. Rear wheel bearings just popped in set 3 or 4. Can't remember. Fronts are about the same. Too much stupid water. 3rd set of chain and sprockets. On my second skid plate. Snapped a windshield off but it was a tall one and my face got in the way. Had to replace the headlight bulbs after a little tip over in a lake where they got submerged. Worst part was that a buddy filming forgot to hit record! Bent the shock bolt a little but the Indy kit has solved that. Have gone through quite a few sets of brake pads. Sand and mud just eat them up. Ordered the headset bearings to do this winter. Also have that valve cover gasket to swap as it is weeping pretty good. Bike runs great. All issues my fault.
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:05 PM   #69
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67,000

Still on factory everything, even tires.

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Old 02-16-2014, 08:33 AM   #70
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67,000

Still on factory everything, even tires.

So that's 67,000 tenths of a mile = 6700 miles

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Old 02-16-2014, 09:42 AM   #71
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67,000

Still on factory everything, even tires.

Man, at that mileage, the steel in the tires must be showing? Please tell me that you at least changed the oil
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:55 AM   #72
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Wink Working on it...

Got my 2011 3 months ago with 1943 miles, turned over 4000 yesterday.

I'm not a dealership guy, but it's made two trips to the shop. One for the obligatory 35-month warranty fuel tank replacement, and the second to fix the fuel tank leak caused by improper tank installation (creased gasket).

I'm guessing I'm good now for quite a while...yes, my service light will remain on until I pick up a GS-911
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:51 AM   #73
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Man, at that mileage, the steel in the tires must be showing? Please tell me that you at least changed the oil
13.4 oil changes

Would have been 15 sets of TKC's but I gave up on them after the third set. Run K60's now, make a lot of noise at first but they wear like iron and get the job done.

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Old 02-17-2014, 05:00 AM   #74
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So that's 67,000 tenths of a mile = 6700 miles

Wouldn't that be 40,200 miles?



Truth be known I have gone thru ....

Water Pump
Clutch (my fault, bar risers without longer clutch cable)
Head Lamp (reflector burn)
Rear Wheel Bearings (again my fault, did not know about replacing spacers now and again)
4 Sets of Rear Brake Shoes
Just now Replacing Front
4 Chain/Sprocket Sets
Left Heated Grip
4 Sets of Rear Wheel Spacers

All Very Much Worth It !!!!

Love this bike!

(although I would love more HP)
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:20 AM   #75
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Wouldn't that be 40,200 miles?
It would be if it were 67,000 km which was not specified.

I was just trying to find a formula where at 67,000 anything you could possibly still be on the tires that came on it as you stated and that was the only one I could come up with.


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