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Old 08-24-2009, 07:37 PM   #9
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Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Defiance, Mo.
Oddometer: 937
Originally Posted by Cumminsman76
I know someone else that had this problem at speed on the highway.
Now who would that be?

While headed out to West Fest about 3 weeks ago my F800 detonated the rear wheel bearing @ about 70 mph on hwy 160 near Laveta pass Co.

This destroyed the hub, rotor, rotor carrier, abs sensor and the swing arm I very nearly face planted trying to controll the bike.

Got towed by road side assistance 220 miles south to Santa Fe bmw.
They looked at the bike and told me it would not be covered under warranty!

With the help of inmate AlejoI had the bike crated and shipped back to St. Louis. My dealer Gateway bmwresolved the issue with bmw n.a. and the bike will be repaired under warranty. I've had numerous problems with this bike and was offered a sweet deal to get into a new 2010.

I was told at the time of my bearing failure that no F800 on record had ever experienced this failure.

At any rate my dealer really came through for me and bmw is fixing the bike.

2009 KLR 685
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