Originally Posted by stromsurfer
Does anyone have an actual count of failures. Seems to me we have 656,499.0 comments with only a few actual confirmed failures. Just wondering.......
Not on a 2011 G650GS, which is what this thread is supposed to be about. Nor a 2012 G650GS. 2013 G650GS...nope.
The older failures are a different fork design.
The one late-model failure that sparked this thread (and which is the only one seen all over the Internet) was most likely caused by a pre-existing condition stemming from shipping damage or improper assembly.
We'll never know for sure, because no helpful information was ever posted and OP disappeared, moving on with her life. The tinfoil hat crowd says this is because she was silenced by BMW in a grand cover-up of a defective fork design that continues to be foisted upon the public because human lives are cheaper than redesign costs.
The other 99.9% of us are too busy out enjoying our bikes for thousands and thousands of rough miles to pay them any mind.
This thread has been dead for a long, long time.
That's all I have to say about that.