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lepoer 09-29-2010 05:47 PM

Add me to the cracked fuel tank list
 
I didn't even notice it until I took my 8gs in for new tires. Yes, I live in the brutal desert 10% humidity if your lucky it's only 100 today heat. Tank is on order. Sad part is that a fellow service customer was in for the 2nd time on his 1200GSA and it's failure to start. Towed in twice. They replaced the fuel pump once and were going to replace it again. He has 700 miles on the bike. Ouch! :cry

ebrabaek 09-29-2010 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by lepoer
I didn't even notice it until I took my 8gs in for new tires. Yes, I live in the brutal desert 10% humidity if your lucky it's only 100 today heat. Tank is on order. Sad part is that a fellow service customer was in for the 2nd time on his 1200GSA and it's failure to start. Towed in twice. They replaced the fuel pump once and were going to replace it again. He has 700 miles on the bike. Ouch! :cry

Ouch.... I`m 300 miles east of you, and have not cracked mine....yet. As you noted with the fellow 12gsa..... You might wan`t to use chevron techron with every 3 fill up..... That seems to fix the corroding fuel pumps, as they are damaged by the ethanol in today`s gas....:thumb:thumb

Erling

EnderTheX 09-29-2010 07:10 PM

I think the cracked fuel tank cover is inevitable for all bikes. It is a design flaw with the plastics so everyone go check yours if it hasn't been replaced yet! :eek1

Firefight911 09-29-2010 08:37 PM

Just found my replacement tank cracked this last weekend!

Yeah!:kboom

Time for a third tank I guess.

blatant 09-29-2010 09:39 PM

chevron erling, chevron. lol. not shell.

Firefight911 09-29-2010 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by blatant
chevron erling, chevron. lol. not shell.

Or Texaco.

JRWooden 09-30-2010 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by 1bmwfan
Just found my replacement tank cracked this last weekend!

Yeah!:kboom

Time for a third tank I guess.

damn................ was tank #2 the new style?
Maybe they slipped some old stock in on you? :cry

ebrabaek 09-30-2010 05:19 AM

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Originally Posted by blatant
chevron erling, chevron. lol. not shell.

Arrrgggggg.... Too much espresso...... Thanks for catching that....:thumb:thumb

Erling

Firefight911 09-30-2010 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by JRWooden
damn................ was tank #2 the new style?
Maybe they slipped some old stock in on you? :cry

New style. You could clearly see the difference in radius. :baldy:baldy

JRWooden 09-30-2010 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by 1bmwfan
New style. You could clearly see the difference in radius. :baldy:baldy

Crap... I was really really really hoping you wouldn't say that ... :cry
Mine (original - 2 yr old tank) is cracked... I guess I'll wait til the 35th month of warranty and hope an re-re-designed unit is available....

anodyne 09-30-2010 01:38 PM

I have a 2009. My tank has more pronounced cracks on the left side ... you can see the start of a crack on the right (fuel fill side). Replacement tank is at dealer and will be changed out at next service.

Thoughts on whether this issue will be dealt with outside of warranty? Not thrilled at all about paying for this out of pocket (repeatedly) when warranty is up. :eek1

I would think that BMW would be obligated to fix such an issue (outside of warranty). If not, class action would seem like a given for such an obvious defect?

The Griz 09-30-2010 01:57 PM

My yellow 2009 had a severely cracked tank a while ago. Got it replaced under warranty, and it hasn't cracked since. It's been at least 8 months to year now with the new tank. The new one they put on seems beefier in the crevices/creases where the old one was cracking.

Sanders 09-30-2010 02:05 PM

WTH? This is the first I've heard of this...:pissed

SmileyO 01-05-2011 07:26 PM

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Yep, cracked, and being replaced under warranty.

Motorfiets 01-17-2011 05:08 PM

cracks?!? shit... i gotta hole.... :rofl

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_nWZKM6slgCA/TT...8-51-20_76.jpg


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