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fatal flaw or sour grapes

Post by minkyhead » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:04 pm

just seen this on facebook

it seems the owners now have their own facbook page

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VIDEO ......

LINK https://www.facebook.com/GS1200ForkIssue/
whats the wether forcast ..wheres me map

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Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

Post by Mike101 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:30 pm

I saw that as well today.
I've not heard of this happening anyway else?
Looks like final drive failures on the GS have moved on.
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Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

Post by Famous » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:05 pm

You can hardly say something like that is sour grapes

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Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

Post by giles » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:13 pm

I am on Uk Gsers site and i never seen or heard of anything like this happening,
Been on there years..

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Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

Post by bowber » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:18 pm

I thought BMW were doing a recall on this, I've read of a few failures of 1200 forks when used extensively off road. There was a ride report I read where they came across one abandoned with broken forks. Someone later said that a recall had just been issued.

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Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

Post by IainD » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:26 pm

Without knowing the history of the bike it is impossible to tell if it has been subjected to abuse or been in a previous accident.
However, I know from my own (bitter) experience with BMW that they deny absolutely everything, even to the point that when you show them umpteen cases of exactly the same thing, they still keep on that it is a one off and they don't recognise internet information as evidence.

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Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

Post by Andi_Archer » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:36 pm

There are recalls for some BMW suspension stantions in the US I think due to crimping failures.
A quick google brings up this for SA
http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/bikes/bmw ... em-9993846
I did read a thread this morning elsewhere of a guy who has made alluminium clamps for the top of the stansions covering the crimps

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Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

Post by TomBoyNI » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:05 pm

This is all over Facebook at the minute with numerous groups popping up. Seems to be a bit more than sour grapes to be fair.
Boo :-p

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Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

Post by threepot » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:49 am

There is still a lot of uncertainty what caused Kevin Ash's crash? This?
Quite worrying if you own one I would think?
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Re: fatal flaw or sour grapes

Post by Speedofile » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:52 am

Bloody Scary!!

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