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    BMW Recall

    Ooopps.."catastrophic engine failure"...nifty..

    http://roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=48116
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    Re: BMW Recall

    This is an expensive one to fix. Engine has to come out and the bottom end has to come at least partially apart. I don't know if you can get to all of the con-rod bolts on that engine through the oil pan - on most four-cylinder bike engines, you can't, which means you have to split the crankcases. Ouch.

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    Re: BMW Recall

    Wow.
    When they first announced this bike I thought,
    Sure they can make 190 HP at whatever, 14,000 RPM...
    But they have to Warranty them!
    And then hand the keys over to knuckleheads, heheh - so we'll see how things work out (in a few years).
    But very tough to make that bike reliable for the long haul....
    A big challenge.
    Old Ninja, runs good.

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    Re: BMW Recall

    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon View Post
    Wow.

    But very tough to make that bike reliable for the long haul....
    A big challenge.
    I don't think BMW has any problem making motorcycles reliable. They ave been over engineering bikes for decades and they make sure they run at about 50% of the failure point. Why would you say they have a reliability problem, I have not heard of any problems with them?
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    Re: BMW Recall

    Only affects 1414 bikes of the 2012 model year. Not a big deal. Will get sorted..
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    Buy this bike, dammit.

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