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    2013 LH switchgear ?

    I thought this was only an issue on gen 1 bikes but just recently I've had issues that seem to point to my LH switchgear. Firstly, when starting from cold the ABS light doesn't go out unless I ride for around 15 minutes then stop and restart the engine. Also the main beam and hazard warning lights have come on randomly 2 or 3 times. I bought the bike new in September 2013 and I've never ridden it in the wet or got water on the switchgear. The bike has full BMW history so what's the chances of them fixing it. I reckon the ABS situation is a potential safety issue.

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    Re: 2013 LH switchgear ?

    the switch gears garbage on all years I think mate, just got my bike out of hibernation and the indicators won't cancel ffs..... BMW were doing foc replacement but I think that's stopped now.

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    Re: 2013 LH switchgear ?

    Yes, the foc replacement stopped a year ago I seem to recall. However, I would be inclined to speak to your dealer about the issues (Davey and pauly) as BMW U.K. often will do things out of warranty if your approach is polite and considered. You might not get everything paid for but you may get a contribution and or asked to pay the labour.

    The switchgear problems affected gen 1 and 2 bikes, as well as other bikes in the BMW range.

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    Re: 2013 LH switchgear ?

    Looks like I'll be speaking to Wollaston Motors in Northampton soon then.

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    Re: 2013 LH switchgear ?

    My left hand unit completely failed on me there a few months back.

    300 euro for the part from Germany plus the labour.

    Absolute joke,but it had to be fixed.

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    Re: 2013 LH switchgear ?

    Stephen from Graham's Motorcycles can often repair failed switchgear if you don't get any satisfaction with BMW and want to avoid buying new.

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    Re: 2013 LH switchgear ?

    What does he charge and where's he located ?

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    Re: 2013 LH switchgear ?

    Quote Originally Posted by pauly View Post
    What does he charge and where's he located ?
    PM him, they are a forum vendor. Good guys.

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    Re: 2013 LH switchgear ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: 2013 LH switchgear ?

    ABS light coming on is definitely a potential safety issue...highly likely that the ABS is actually deactivating. I had switchgear issues on my 2015 Gen3 (LH switchgear changed twice) but then again there wasn't much that did actually work on it! #fridaybike

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