Originally Posted by cxwing
Thanks. Does anybody know if anything has been changed in the design of the FD that might reduce the failure rate? Things such as less angle changes between the engine and the wheel.
Well, it seems they put/left a big hole, obstensibly for cooling, and perhaps this is what extendsmservice life. The drain plug is not a drain, becuase you have to disasemble-hence "sealed for life".
The upside is the same FD is used on the K1200r, which has like 159 HP. Seems if there is a weak link the K-boys will be among the first to know.
FWIW, I have volunteered to maintain a R1200 FD FaQ. The problem is that while I can write/organize, I have no real skilz/knowledge WRT to FDs.