That is the EXACT reason I traded my R1200Rt for the CTX 1300...I kept having something always needing to be fixed or worked on with my BMW. My headlight bulbs would last about half the season, first the left side, then I would replace the right side. Just strange things, quirky things that made you wonder no matter how bullet proof the engine is, the weak link isn't necessarily the big items.
I did have a tough time pulling the trigger on the CTX however. I didn't want to give up the electric adjustable windshield, as the low turbulence and quiet ride on the BMW made me concerned about giving that up. I also liked the detachable luggage, was easy to remove for cleaning the wheels and doing simple maintenance like checking air pressure in the rear tire, etc.
Bike had a six speed and geared to the moon, so for a high speed all weather interceptor, the BMW had it covered. I also DID NOT WANT to give up the electric cruise control, and my plans are to spend the bucks, no matter what that price is, and have this installed on my CTX!
But what about the 6,000 mile valve checks! Really? They were easy to check, but sort of a short interval for a touring bike. My alternator belt would squeal at times, and I had the servo motor brake system, so it was very complex but it would stop the bike quickly!
Ultimately for me it was time to change, I didn't want to put any more money into the BMW, and wanted a low maintenance motorcycle to just go and ride. I just had my college roommate from 25 years ago take a look at the CTX, and he thought the modern look that was different than everything else on the road, he liked the bike. He is looking at the new Indian Scout which I am sure will get more attention than my CTX, but I think the CTX is a much better value.