To counter the perception in some circles that BMW owners never admit to problems with their bikes, I've decide to chronicle any failures or breakdowns of my 2000 R1100RT right here on Netrider (assuming I remember). For the sake of the record, I'll also include parts costs where applicable too. I thought I was going to have to start today when my spiffy electrically adjustable screen refused to rise to its "touring" position, having been lowered to "race" on Saturday to get a bit more breeze on a warm afternoon. "Pain in the bum" thinks I. Fixing it would require a fairing strip which is time consuming. Not to worry, summer's on its way so the breeze hitting me at collarbone height rather than going over my head isn't a problem. It can wait until the next service. Imagine my delight when, on getting to work, a bit of a fiddle with the switch got things leaping up and down like a Jack Russell on speed. So no real need for this post. I suppose, for the sake of completeness, I'd better mention the other faults that have occurred in 15,000 kms of mixed riding. 1. After starting on a cold morning, the ABS displays a fault indication (presumably due to low battery voltage). Cleared by swithching off after the engine has warmed a little and then restarting. Brakes still work in the interim, you just haven't got ABS. 2. When the bike stood for a while the battery went flat, which triggered the horrible, cheapo aftermarket alarm that had been fitted. Took great pleasure in ripping out alarm speaker. Removal of the alarm units themselves revealed that it had been spliced into the wiring loom by an electrophobic moron with a roll of Sellotape. Fixed cretin induced damage as far as possible and smashed alarm with biggest available hammer. V. enjoyable. Not the bike's fault. 3. Riding to work one morning, the handling went wobbly. Very wobbly. Stopping and inspecting the back end revealed the rear wheel bolts were hanging in by a couple of threads each. Retightened and got to work and home again, where I retorqued in two stages as specified in the manual. No further problems (crosses fingers). I speculate that the last bod to have the wheel out didn't torque up by the book. My old K100 had the same fixing and never gave problems in 80,000 kilometers in my ownership when torqued to spec. Not the bike's fault as such, although it would be nice if such a safety critical area was more foolproof. Doesn't affect me any more though, 'cos no-one but me lays a spanner on my bikes. And that's it so far. Costs about $140-150 bucks to do a major service including all fluids and filters, which takes me a short day, mostly because of the zillion little screws that hold the fairing on. Haven't needed anything else apart from tyres (~$500 the pair for Battlaxes) and some front brake pads ($80 the full set). Of course, this is the internet so I could be concealing horrendously expensive engine and gearbox failures, terrible parts availability and crap dealer/specialist service. You'll just have to take this on trust :grin: .