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Old 08-25-2009, 12:21 PM   #34
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Joined: Jul 2009
Location: People's Republic of Boulder Colorado
Oddometer: 425
Originally Posted by Tantalum Kid
About the electronics ... one of the photos of the controler shown in the attached link revealed one of the components was an electrolytic capacitor. Seeing this was dissapointing. Electrolytic capacitors have lousy thermal properties and inferior resistance to vibration, but are otherwise favoured by $/capacitance (i.e. cheap). In view of BMW's reputation for reliability I'd expected to see a more robust type of capacitor used on my "unstoppable" bike.

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Uh oh! NOW you've done it! You've actually said something negative about the reliability and quality of these bikes!

Stand by for several disparaging remarks by a few people on this forum who define themselves according to their mechanical posessions and take personally anything negative that's said about them.

As for me, I couldn't agree with you more. Also, I used your comment to update my "updated brochure" rant.



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