Originally Posted by conrado
I have a F800GS in Brazil, where the ethanol content is something around 20%. Before that I had a 1150GSA, a 1200GSA, two F650GS (single cylinder), a XMoto and a K1300R.
Never had and never heard of any problems related to ethanol in any of the BMW bikes running with that crappy fuel.
Thats great for you. I have 2 friends that ride BMW. One 800 and one GSA. The GSA is on its third tank, and the 800 has had bearing issues and cracked gas tank. Now BMW did replace and or fix the issue from my understanding, but still, I dont want more masculine plastics. I want a tank that wont deform and bearings that dont explode.
I love the 800gs, and I love the 800xc...but sadly both have issues. The GS just has more that I wish they fixed for 2013. Makes me sad because I want one.