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Old 01-02-2013, 04:24 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by holckster View Post
Those cracks look scary.
Shouldn''t this be a BMW Recall item or maybe notify the NTSB?
How can BMW design such great bikes to ride and mess up on the small parts that could be very dangerous if they fail.
Had to change my 1150 disconnects just so I could take them apart without breaking but read where some failed in use.
The 1200's look like the whole plastic plate could fail with massive fuel spillage and possible fire.
Looks like a good fix but BMW should furnish a set to every owner.
Thanks for your posts, refer to them and your DVD often.
Let's leave the recall discussion for the other thread please.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711467

Though the cracks look really bad, I had no leaks, and though the cracks were fairly deep the clamps will prevent further cracking. As for the whole plate failing, it has not happened on any bike yet, and even a leak has been fairly minor. My ST did leak, but not until I changed the female QD to metal. I probably over tightened it. Fixed it like this.

Thanks,

Jim
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