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BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Blaktop1 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:00 pm

With the soon ownership of an R1200RT, that has full BMW service history to 29000 miles, it has had the fuel pump recall done, front and back brake fluid changed, and all the others bits and bobs usual with timely services, would it be in my interest to have the bike warrantied for future failures.

I've had a quote for £350.00 a Year, not having owned a BMW before with lots of goodies that could potentially fail and cost an arm or a leg maybe a bit more to replace.

I have always been a bit of a spanner monkey and have done servicing on my cars and bikes and a complete nut and bolt restoration of my Sunbeam but nothing when it comes to ABS, Traction Control, Electronic Suspension, Ill always be keen to have a go but I'm inclined to think this may be a little out of my league needing specialist equipment.

Or is the £350 a year better of in the bank ready for any failures.

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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Lolo » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:35 pm

This is a difficult one and I think actually depends on what your future plans for the bike are.
I have and am paying for the warranty since new on my R1200gs. £33 a month
I did it because I was doing a lot of long distance touring.
It did save me a huge amount when my back shock went and it does cover you when abroad.
BUT it doesnt cover alot of things you can do your self like hub seals.
Its just piece of mind really and luck to what goes wrong on your bike.
Im not sure in the long run I have had my money worth but then would not have had the money in one go to have had the shock fixed.
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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby racingt » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:20 am

Guessing this may be under the wrong section, but here goes anyway.
My 2008 36,000 mile Rt has had two expensive jobs, the second one wheel bearings on the rear, which, requiring specialist equipment are probably too difficult. Motoscot were very reasonable, but £350 would have been less. Oh, and apparently it's really common problem, but maybe fixed on later ones? I wouldn't buy without checking rear wheel play.
First problem was a clutch issue, that cost over £2000. So I'm not impressed by BMW build at all, just putting miles on the bike until Honda make something I want to ride. Warranty maybe a good idea, but check the small print carefully..

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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby keith565 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:40 pm

I had the warranty and so glad I did.
ESA failed and needed replacing, fuel pump sender unit and a few other small issues. All covered by the warranty. Plus you get breakdown cover too.
Now have it on my k1200lt.

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BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Ruralman » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:01 pm

Hi All,
My feeling is as follows:-

If you pay £350 for warranty a year and for the warranty to be valid it has to be serviced at BM dealer let's say £700 for a service.

So that's £1050 a year, how often is there going to be a major replacement required?
Maybe once or twice in the bikes life time, therefore it should be cheaper to keep the money in the bank :wink:
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Ps: some of us ride over 1200 miles/yr so that would be £1400 a yr for servicing!
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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Tony the Skin » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:02 pm

It is what puts me off having a new BMW. I felt I was taking a gamble buying my 1150GS. What will the resale value be of a K1600 after 7 years? On paper a nice bike but the prospective buyer of a 7 year old bike won't have a warranty and will be unwilling to take on £2000 repair bills. You find yourself paying £20,000 for a bike and over a £1 a day in case it fails. At what age do BMW refuse to sell a warranty agreement? There should be a Kia type warranty.
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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby raesewell » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:06 pm

I wouldn't run my bike without the warranty, so far I am about £1300 up in three and a bit years. It's worth it's weight in gold

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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby raesewell » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:11 pm

Hi All,
My feeling is as follows:-

If you pay £350 for warranty a year and for the warranty to be valid it has to be serviced at BM dealer let's say £700 for a service.

So that's £1050 a year, how often is there going to be a major replacement required?
Maybe once or twice in the bikes life time, therefore it should be cheaper to keep the money in the bank :wink:
Keith :cool:
Ps: some of us ride over 1200 miles/yr so that would be £1400 a yr for servicing!
Where does the £700 service cost come from Keith if it's from your local dealer I wont be going there.
The most I have ever paid for a service when one or two bits were needed was £400, usually between £200 and £300

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BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Ruralman » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:10 pm

Hi Rae,
The £700, service comes from BMW Riders quoting the sort of costs for their dealer servicing.
I pleased you can get a service for £200 :grin: but when I was researching the cost of servicing nobody came close to £200 :cry:
Ok say that we could all get services for £200:-
Those like me riding around 12000 miles yr
£200 x 2 = £600
+£350 £350
*******
= £950 yr
*******
So if I keep my bike for 5 years
the cost of warranty would be
£4750 so using my logic I'm still better off leaving my money in the bank :wink:
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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby raesewell » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:16 pm

I do between 10 and 11 thousand a year and my warranty is worth every penny

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BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Ruralman » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:22 pm

Hi Rae,
I'm pleased that your pleased :smile:
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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby raesewell » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:27 pm

Hi Keith
I'm pleased that you're pleased that I'm pleased :grin:
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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:56 pm

And I'm pleased that Keith is pleased that Rae is pleased that Keith is pleased that Ray is pleased. :cheers:
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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby gogs01 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:09 am

.... Ok say that we could all get services for £200:-
Those like me riding around 12000 miles yr
£200 x 2 = £600
+£350 £350
*******
= £950 yr
...........
Not sure I understand the maths employed here .......... ?
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BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Ruralman » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:16 am

Indeed it should have been 3x £200 :wink:
Thanks for the heads up, I had just come off a night shift :smile:
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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby raesewell » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:00 am

And I'm pleased that Keith is pleased that Rae is pleased that Keith is pleased that Ray is pleased. :cheers:
Who is this Ray you speak of :grin: there must be two of us here :grin: :grin: :lol:

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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby raesewell » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:02 am

It seems you have latched onto the lowest figure of £200 and what I actually said was "between £200 and £300" if you are going to quote please do it acurately

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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:34 am

And I'm pleased that Keith is pleased that Rae is pleased that Keith is pleased that Ray is pleased. :cheers:
Who is this Ray you speak of :grin: there must be two of us here :grin: :grin: :lol:
Ooops.... Sorry Rae! :oops:

Must have been thinking of Ted Ray from the 'Ray's a Laugh' radio show! :lol:

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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Bill Smithson » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:09 am

The last 6K service on my F800 cost £141.04 in July this year at main dealers Rainbow. They replaced the rear hub assembly free of charge following the recall and I renew the warranty each year 'just in case'.

I was very glad of this recently when the bike failed at - err- hmm - mph on the M6 just after 06.00 am. Luckily the road was empty so I was using the inside lane and was able to dive onto the hard shoulder.
After 4 or 5 attempts I eventually got it started again only to have it fail again 2 days later. BMW Assistance recovered the bike from Kendal, delivered it to Rainbow in Rotherham then brought it back to Kendal again when the problem (fuel pressure relief valve) had been found.

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BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Ruralman » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:45 pm

Hi Bill,
Rainbow seem to be brilliant, I wish this was the case nationally :wink:
That's a great pr job :smile:
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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby keith565 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:36 am

I paid £385 for the 33000 service. That was for everything. Fluids, plugs,filters,etc even extras such as faded indicator bulbs, plus loan bike. I didn't think that was bad. Add that to a small service, say £200 then add warranty you get about £1000. But from my point of view that gives me total peace of mind. No matter what happens (providing it's covered) I have the bike recovered and repaired, and a loan bike to boot.
Now, consider I have no mechanical experience, no where to service bike, cost of genuine parts, depreciation with no stamped service history, no loan bike, unseen problems I know what I prefer.
That's my theory anyway.

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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Lolo » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:38 pm

Mine 2009 is 2 to 300 every 6 months as its every 6000 miles and I take it to the maindealer, has done about 57000 miles and my warrenty is 33 a month.

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BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Ruralman » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:54 pm

Indeed it seems to be around £1000/yr, :wink:
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Re: BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Mike D » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:00 pm

But do need to have it serviced at a main dealer?

Today I discussed this with Bill Smithson on another forum, and he provided evidence that his bike, while being serviced by an Independent, is still covered by the BMW extended warranty.

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BMW Motorad Warranties

Postby Ruralman » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:56 pm

I think this is so, I'd assume the independent would have to prove their credentials.

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