So, that's why there's a wait list for drive shafts at some dealers.The mechanic showed me the shelf with 50-60 new driveshaft and said they've ordered them before the first bike rolled in for rubber valve service. So, they have no waiting list. If the shaft fails the test, they just grab a new one from the shelf. Portugal is the country where many things fail but at least at this one, BMW dealer is doing great job.
I would wait till you get it back and ask what they did.Approaching my 60K service and I do have to have the drain installed in final drive housing at this next service.
Does that mean they will change the final drive fluid?
Reason I ask is I usually change all the fluids and filters myself before it goes in.
Not quite so. It depends on the extent of damage. I've head/read that some people got new final drives as well as new driveshafts due to extensive rust. But, I would expect that to be exception and not the rule. That being said, I would not expect the final drive oil to be changed unless you request and pay for it.They will not touch the final drive oil. It's the service you have to ask for and has nothing to do with this "recall".
I started that, Maturerider. When I scheduled the appointment with my dealer (Motorcycles of Greensboro), I asked the service manager if I had over 36,000 miles, would a new driveshaft be installed. He said, "No, 37,000 miles." I have a bit over 40,000 on my '18 GSA.Earlier in this thread it was said that at 36,000 miles the shaft was automatically replaced. Now there is talk of 37,000 miles. Having just reached 36,000 miles I guess I should do another 1000 miles before contacting my dealer and hope the mileage isn’t revised to 38,000 🤔🙄.