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My GS1200 was bought in 2005 and has done only 9,000 miles (1,000 miles a year). It is in showroom condition, has been regularly serviced and loved all its life.

A couple of weeks ago (after spending £200 on a service) the ABS light started flashing even after riding off. It transpires that the module needs replacing at a cost of £1,824.11. Shame on BMW who wouldn't even contribute towards the repair :mad:

They wouldn't even knock off the 11p

Next year I will be going for a Ducati Hypermotard

Bye Bye BMW
 

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use it or lose it

Why own a bike at all if you are going to do 1000 miles a year?

They are made to be riden, i have had an 05 and 04, and put heaps of kilometers on them, without 1 single issue, it seems these bikes are made to be riden, they are work horses not show ponnies.
 

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Did you have the brakes flush yearly per BMW guidelines? Brake fluid absorbs moisture and that is usually what kills the servo equipped bikes, or the electronics go. I don't know what the warranty is for your country, but in the US the BMW warranty is 3 year or 36,000miles. Whichever comes first. So here your bike would be 5 years out of warranty. Personally, I wouldn't expect a company to honor a warranty that is that far past expiration.

There is a company here in the US that has figured out how to repair some of the common issues, but shipping from Europe would kill and cost savings.
 

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I remember reading something about GS bikes (mnfg 2008) having ABS module problems.

There is a story about a bike in Brazil that had the ABS module gone dead after only 5000km and it was replaced under warranty. The second module did go dead too after a few months and BMW refused to repair it under the warranty and offered to replace it for a mere USD 3500.00

The owner did not agreed with this *small* fee and filed a lawsuit againts BMW Motorrad in Brazil. If I am not wrong they had to fix it again free of charge.

I guess there *might be* some isues with earlier versions of these electronics. Not a common problem I hope.

The link bellow tells all the story. Maybe Mr. Google can help the translation. Reclame Aqui > BMW - BMW K1200S - PROBLEMA MUITO GRAVE NO SISTEMA DE FREIO ABS !!!
 

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My GS1200 was bought in 2005 and has done only 9,000 miles (1,000 miles a year). It is in showroom condition, has been regularly serviced and loved all its life.

A couple of weeks ago (after spending £200 on a service) the ABS light started flashing even after riding off. It transpires that the module needs replacing at a cost of £1,824.11. Shame on BMW who wouldn't even contribute towards the repair :mad:

They wouldn't even knock off the 11p

Next year I will be going for a Ducati Hypermotard

Bye Bye BMW
First, many times little use or long periods of non use are as bad on any mechanical devise as a lot of use.

I don't think it is within the realm of realism to expect BMW or any motorcycle company to make a warranty repair after 8 years.

If you are looking for dependability and trouble free riding you might want to consider something other than the Ducati.
 
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