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Old 02-11-2011, 09:58 PM   #46
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someone in NM needs to go crack your tank... I wanna see a carbon tank!!
He-He..... I was going to build one for Darth Vador. (SSW DRZ-470).... But have then decided to put it up for sale.......To find a fi bike like a X-challenge...or so... So unless somebody hacks my gs tank..... It might be a while.....



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Old 02-12-2011, 04:02 PM   #47
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This is just plain strange.... There seems to be no common ground here. Lots of people have chimed in with theories......good ones.... But.... Really strange. I thought the hot desert temps would kill my tank quick.... (`09).....Nothing.
But to see people on their 3`rd tank..... That`s really bad. First time if/when mine cracks outside of warranty... I`l make a CF tank....in a heartbeat.....Perhaps give it a gallon more.......

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Just a reminder ... if you guys have not participated in the cracked tank poll please vote:

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...s-tank-cracked
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:19 PM   #48
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Just a reminder ... if you guys have not participated in the cracked tank poll please vote:

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...s-tank-cracked
Yeppers.... I replied a while back....

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Old 03-16-2011, 03:35 PM   #49
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My second one is now showing signs of cracking and my dealer said to what a couple of month's to have the work done as their is a new new part number in the system and to let the other older number get taken out of inventory before the order a new one.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:23 PM   #50
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Yep, mines been cracked since late 09, I mostly ignore it but I glare at it occasionally. At least it's just the cover and not leaking or it would be down right interesting :)
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:59 PM   #51
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Rumor has it that Rev. #3 is in the "pipeline" ... It's just a rumor ...
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:19 PM   #52
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Rumor has it that Rev. #3 is in the "pipeline" ... It's just a rumor ...
It's not a rumor. I posted about it several weeks back. This third revision is already there with a part number. However, there will be no available tanks with this part number until such time as all existing stock is used up.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:01 PM   #53
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Woohooo!!!!!! Just checked mine....cracked on both sides. Kinda scares me. Chain recall, leaking valve cover, dead battery, cracked tank.....everything has hit me in the last month. After I read it in the Parallel Universe....it happens.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:55 PM   #54
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It's not a rumor. I posted about it several weeks back. This third revision is already there with a part number. However, there will be no available tanks with this part number until such time as all existing stock is used up.
Excellent ...
Max BMW lists this P/N with no note of it being a superceded or superceding part: 16117704798 Do you know the P/N of rev. #3?
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:05 PM   #55
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While they redesign #3, would it be to much to ask, to add a liter or two more gas capacity?
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:20 PM   #56
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That's what is probably cracking these tanks...Us trying to shove another liter or two in there somehow.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:51 PM   #57
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with my first tank when I would fill up I would have a huge possitive pressure built up in the tank when I opened it up... new tank no more pressure built up...i did have the canister vent reroute done at the same time....
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:00 PM   #58
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My second tank is holding up nicely... no canister.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:37 AM   #59
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F800GS common issues?

I'm actually in talks with a dealer to purchase a used F800gs with 1200 miles. I didn't know about the cracked tank issue, so I didn't even look for it yesterday. 2 Questions for ya:

1. Is the crack anything other than cosmetic? Does it leak, does the crack grow....

2. What other issues/recalls should I make sure this bike isn't suffering from?

-2009 F800GS with 1200 miles, yellow, center stand, hand guards, $9000. Warranty is only good until the end of September 2011. Do you think that its a good deal or should I look outside of BMW?

Thanks for helping a nOOb. Let the information set us free!
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:10 PM   #60
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Well, my second replacement tank is on order. Dealer claims it's the latest part #. That'll be 3 tanks total now, including the original one. Hopefully this new one is actually the new part and will not crack.
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