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Thread: 1250GS, how reliable are they actually?

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    Hmmm, range rovers don't exactly have a reputation for reliability either 🤔

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Lee View Post
    Thanks for that how many miles had it done? Never heard of a drive shaft binding, was it to do with the splines engaging the final drive? I greased my old 12gs there with some Honda moly grease (I think it was that)
    Drive shaft at 4000 miles, they said it was the UV knuckle at the gearbox end that was binding

    Engine at 10,000 miles but it had been like it since I had the bike, it only got fixed because the check engine light came on otherwise I would just have thought they were all like it (it’s my first GS)

    Total time with the bike in the dealers, probably about 3 weeks and in that time I got to ride a 800GS (serious fun) and an XR (GSXR1000 fast)

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    I've had one for 13 months or so, only done about 5k miles and topped up the oil once. Nothing more.

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    Apart from the replacement engines, nothings ever gone wrong with mine. Apart from the condensation in the instrument panel and rattling glass in a mirror....

    All fixed under warranty.

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    Awesome reliability 😆😆😆

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    At 2 months old recovered to a dealer in Austria with a sensor problem. Various TFT glitches when starting, Usually these clear after a run so it looks like battery related. Odd brake fluid drops on floor. Ticking from L/H cylinder head. Usual screech from exhaust valve thing. All with 16 months. After saying that, I love the bike but cannot be bothered with all the niggly little problems so I'm getting rid of it. Me and BMW are all done. Never have another one.

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    Managed about 100 miles on my RT yesterday without anything going wrong.


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    Just over 9000k on my 2018 1250hp, never had any problems.

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    5000 miles on my 1250RT, no problems, 30000 on my 1200RT no problems except cracked rear disc carrier warranty claim, you never hear from the thousands of bikes out there without problems, just the few with problems, and some of those could be put down to lack of mechanical sympathy and rider abuse
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