Wish I could be there but unfortunately work will not allow
Interested to find out what the heck was the cause of a baby Dub croaking....sorry this happened.
IF! and that is a big IF, the oil filter is found to have not caused this issue. There is always that rare possibility something inside the engine failed prematurely. These are mechanical after all and any engine can have something such as a ring or bearing go bad in short order and have a catastrophic failure. Warranties are there for this exact reason and be happy yours is still in effect. A buddy just bought a new pickup truck and on the second day driving it to work the transmission locked up and it had to be flat bedded to the dealer. It was a real PITA but the dealer had a complete brand new tranny shipped in and gave him an even nicer truck to use while the repairs were being done. Who knows? Maybe your TW was made on late Friday or early Monday when some assembly line guy had other things on his mind or a nasty hangover.
Let the dealer sort this out but make very sure it gets sorted to your complete satisfaction and they do it right and stand behind their repairs.
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How do you guys feel about carb mods and the warranty? Run it factory for a year out jet and shim now?
If it is running correctly when you get it back and finish the break-in period I would leave it alone. I shimmed my first TW and for the life of me I couldn't tell the difference. Re-jetting with, say, a 128 might give you a bit better performance in fifth, but remember that as you go up in jet size the gas mileage suffers a bit. For Californians or Arizonians who deal with really steep hills and 100 degree temps near sea level a 130 makes sense but I doubt you would need it in Illinois.
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2014 BMW R1200GS LC
My 2018 is like that. When I put the 126 back in to go to the Southern California desert in March it ran just fine at 700 MSL with the pilot about 2.25 turns out, exactly the same setting I use at 6,000 feet. A little fiddling with that if the bike doesn't accelerate smoothly from idle is rather simple. I use a 122 here, but that is because I packed the muffler with fiberglass to lower the sound level and it would balk in fifth at WOT from a rich condition. Usually a stock bike runs fine up to 6 or 7,000 feet, albeit with a loss of power somewhat fixed by re-jetting for altitude. Remember that if you go to Colorado on a trip!
Other TW's over the years have needed more changes to get them to function properly. They are not all exactly the same so your and my experience is not always the case. Don't Worry, Be Happy!
2014 BMW R1200GS LC