BMW R1100 RT Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal problems : 1.
I Have Had 2 Failures Of The Final Drive Bearing On My 1997 bmw R100rt. First Was At 36k Miles,bearing Failed And Poured Oil All Over Rear Wheel When Seal Destructed Because Pieces Of The Bearing Ate It Up. This Could Have Been Fatal,as Wheel Was Covered With 80w90 Gear Oil,also Wheel Was Wobbly. I Had A Second Failure At 60k Miles. O Was Riding The Bike And Felt A Vibration. I Thought I Was Getting A Flat Tire,so I Pulled Over To Check It. I Could Find Nothing Wrong So I Kept Riding. The Vibraation Kept Getting Worse To The Point Where I Could No Longer Ride The Bike,fearing For My Safety.i Called For A Tow,brought The Bike Home Where I Found The Final Drive Bearing Failed,but Didn`t Harm The Seal Yrt. Both Times I Replaced The Final Drive Bearing And Oil Seal.if I Was A Less Experienced Rider,i Feel This May Have Caused A Major Crash With Severe Injury Or Death. Updated 01-16-08. *kb Updated
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 36000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WB10418A1VZ. BMW R1100 RT 1997 problem was reported in BELLEFONTE, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010607. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 2 CYLINDERS. BMW R1100 RT 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. BMW R1100 RT 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.
June 16, 2006
1997 BMW R1100 RT problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW R1100 RT, driving a 1997 BMW R1100 RT, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal problems and defects.