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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-09-2018, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Good day all, pick up my 310R next Tuesday. I have been searching the forum for any info on the bike. Great stuff. Anyways, I keep running into some of the issues like burning oil, coolant leaks, water pump etc. Does anyone know if these initial problems have been fixed? A little concerning. This is my first new BMW. Had many Beemers. I have owned over 30 different bikes both street and dirt. Thanks looking for some reassurance.
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Remember there have been around 11,500 of these sold. Sure, only a few of those owners are on this forum, but look at the number of complaints registered especially in the last six months. The tech at the dealer where I bought said, there have not been any problems with the few they sold.
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As I approach 3,000 miles I can say I have not had any problems with the bike at all.

Riding on surface streets, freeways at 80 mph, nothing.

The problems I read about sound more like dealer prep problems.
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Thanks Bob. I got the Strato blue, can't wait. I have order Givi top case, SW-MOTECH rear rack, Oxford heated sport grips, SW-Motech tank bag, hand guards. She will be running down the highway with me. I know many say it's not a good bike for that but I just love the seating position and feel.
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Ive had mine for 10500 kms now. the word i found for it is RELIABLE. this engine sounds and works better with each km i add hehe
this thing just works, it moves between traffic like nothing ive used before.
i only had one problem at around 8k that the sensor that shows which gear you are in did not work showing a - all the time and with the check engine light on. they replaced it (guarantee) and works just fine.

the only thing i would suggest is as soon as you see anything wrong. just take it to the dealer. make them note it in case anything goes wrong they have to respond
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Thanks for the feedback, once I get her I will post some pictures. I appreciate what you are all saying and I agree. I am big on doing my own service, but I will utilize the BMW dealer for anything that seems incorrect. Can't wait....wish there were more Youtube vids to watch, I have seen them all.
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Good day all, pick up my 310R next Tuesday. I have been searching the forum for any info on the bike. Great stuff. Anyways, I keep running into some of the issues like burning oil, coolant leaks, water pump etc. Does anyone know if these initial problems have been fixed? A little concerning. This is my first new BMW. Had many Beemers. I have owned over 30 different bikes both street and dirt. Thanks looking for some reassurance.
Hello fellow Albertan.
Since you have been an owner of many bikes, I will assume you have been to many different forums.
I think you may be up a couple of bikes compared to me. Any forum you visit will certainly list the shortcomings
AND attributes of the machine. Don't let the small number of problems on these 310's cause you any concern.
These small displacement motorcycles are lots of fun, and so far pretty reliable.
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Thanks Rick. I am excited about this bike. I am sure it will exceed my expectations. Good to know there are some R's around my area.
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Not had any of the issues you mention. It’s a dream bike for reliability. Enjoy your new bike!
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-15-2018, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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It's finally home! Got some farkles on it already. Tomorrow I will wire the heated grips and install my Led bulb. I have a Givi top case but waiting for the SW-MOTECH rear rack. Love the color. Have not ridden it yet. Maybe Friday. Excited guys.
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