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BykMyk 03-17-2010 12:52 PM

Replacement for cracked F8 fuel tank
 
As I write this, my dealer is replacing my 2009 F800GS cracked fuel tank :clap ! It seems that the redesigned tanks are now in the system. Thumbs up to BMW NA and my local dealer.

Now let's get the bearing issue resolved and I'll be one happy dirt camper!

klarue 03-17-2010 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BykMyk
As I write this, my dealer is replacing my 2009 F800GS cracked fuel tank :clap ! It seems that the redesigned tanks are now in the system. Thumbs up to BMW NA and my local dealer.

Now let's get the bearing issue resolved and I'll be one happy dirt camper!

After I saw your post, I contacted my local dealer here in San Diego - they are rock stars at SDBMWMC. They had sent out a service bulletin last week (which I missed) and new tank has been ordered. They say 2-3 weeks from Germany and I'll have it. :D

Gonna have them install it at the same time they are re-shoeing my steed with Anakee 2's. ;-) :evil

wacuff 03-18-2010 01:10 PM

Tank Already Replaced
 
My dealer here in Nashville replaced the new tank last week. So far so good :)

The Griz 03-18-2010 02:47 PM

Had mine replaced about 6 months ago as well. No cracking so far.:thumb

itsatdm 03-18-2010 04:35 PM

Griz you got old stock. That is why we had to wait to get the good ones, :deal

The Griz 03-18-2010 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by itsatdm
Griz you got old stock. That is why we had to wait to get the good ones, :deal

I wondered about that...... I don't know. It hasn't cracked yet and it's been six months or so. If it does I'll just get another one I guess. :dunno

johnparjr 03-20-2010 03:58 PM

Mine replaced today in-out no fuss

Fixalot 03-31-2010 04:08 PM

Any pics of the updated new style tank? I just made an appt. to have mine replaced next Tuesday. I just noticed the cracks today. (9) months old and only 1650 miles. I want to make sure I dont get the old style.

P.S. Great forum :thumbup - Been lurking for a year. Figured it was time to join.

rockinrog 03-31-2010 04:10 PM

pics
 
Can anyone post pics of the cracking? Curious of the location so I can keep an eye out for it.

WoodWorks 03-31-2010 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by rockinrog
Can anyone post pics of the cracking? Curious of the location so I can keep an eye out for it.

Bushwhacker posted some pretty good pix here.

David

biker128pedal 03-31-2010 06:12 PM

Does the new tank hold more fuel?

a1fa 03-31-2010 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by biker128pedal
Does the new tank hold more fuel?

Probably not.

DockingPilot 03-31-2010 06:46 PM

Guys thinking of buying an 800 as well as Orange Crush knuckle draggers :lol3, must look at this thread title and think wtf :huh
To clarify:
The fuel tanks not cracked. It's the tank surround or shroud if you will, and it won't leak fuel. It's strictly cosmetic.
:thumb

Motowalt 04-03-2010 03:06 PM

Had mine replaced on my 09 under warranty by my local BMW dealer.
All is well with the world now. :D

EPMD 11-24-2012 07:16 PM

Gas tank crack
 
I just noticed I had the gas tank cracks on a 2009 F800GS I bought a couple months ago.

Brought the bike to my local dealer for 6K scheduled maintenance and he informed me that he should be able to replace the tank under warranty - even though the bike is past its 3 year original warranty. Apparently there is an additional warranty period of 5 years for fuel and EFI related stuff.

Free new tank hopefully!!

But he also said the same thing will happen since its the exact same part number.


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