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No drips on the ground, just a bunch of dirty oily accumulation at the bottom of the shock where the adjustment ring is. I don't know how common it is, but the dealer told me I wasn't the first.


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Sounds like to see that I would have to lay down on the floor flat on my back to see it lol. That doesn't happen much anymore, unless my son is there to help me get up. That's why I don't camp anymore. I have to be off the ground or I'm like a turtle on it's back.

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#1. DITTO
#2. DITTO
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#4. I'll take your word on it.
I want to clarify that on #4 the 1600 is not at all a bad handling bike. If it was my only bike I would probably not been as critical of its subjective handling. But at the same time I owned them, I had (and still have) an 1199 Panigale, and as my third bike I had a Ninja 1000, then a S1000R, and now a Superduke GT. So getting off of those bikes onto the 1600 magnified the difference to the 1600. But getting off those bikes and onto the FJR, the FJR transitions into curves noticeably easier and more confidence inspiring to the limits.

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Sounds like to see that I would have to lay down on the floor flat on my back to see it lol. That doesn't happen much anymore, unless my son is there to help me get up. That's why I don't camp anymore. I have to be off the ground or I'm like a turtle on it's back.

I hear ya. Eventually, all of the damping oil oozed out and the bike started to pogo. That's when I knew what the oozing was. Prior to that, I wasn't completely sure where it was coming from, lol.


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#4. It does😊
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Iíll have to keep an eye out. 30,000 miles of hard riding on my 2018. No leaks yet. Iíll be checking.
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My 2018A had the same issue. The seal went on the rear shock and had to be replaced. Rather than put another OEM shock, I went with a Penske, which I like better anyway. But, just pointing out that there is something going on with the recent rear shocks.


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The $$/fun factor the BMW just isn't there. The RT is a very nice ride, but you don't get any more reliability or performance over the FJR and the FJR is easier to work on if you do your own maintenance. It is cheaper to work on if you go to a preferred dealer/shop. So just not seeing it. Going from the FJR to a GL1600 though is a different story, but they are really different classes of bike too.
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Iíll have to keep an eye out. 30,000 miles of hard riding on my 2018. No leaks yet. Iíll be checking.

You should be fine. Mine went really early, somewhere around 5000 miles.


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