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Old 11-04-2011, 01:30 PM   #76
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I've replaced mine twice and now supposedly have the newest one. I didn't do it because I thought gas was going to come out I did it cause I paid a decent price for a bike that really shouldn't have these manufacturer defects nice thing is when replaced they come with a 2 yr warranty regardless of what your bike has left.
John:
Yes, I'm with you, I waited till my 3-yr factory warranty was almost expired then had them replace the tank...
From the looks of things it will be "well" cracked again within 2-years as it already has tell-tail signs of a a crack starting now after only 3 months in use... Hopefully they will have a good design fix inside of 2-years.........
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:28 PM   #77
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Pissed Put me on the list also....

2010 with 7K miles, crack runs about 3/4 of the seam on the filler side and 1/4 on the kickstand side.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:04 AM   #78
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Has anyone been able to keep their old cracked tank and if so would you be willing to send it to me in Australia?
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:36 AM   #79
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Has anyone been able to keep their old cracked tank and if so would you be willing to send it to me in Australia?
nope. BMW isnt allowed to give you back parts that are "warrantied". or so says my local BMW dealer.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #80
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nope. BMW isnt allowed to give you back parts that are "warrantied". or so says my local BMW dealer.
depends how well you know the dealer...
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:22 PM   #81
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Yup, mine is cracked too. 2011 with 3500 miles in it
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:00 AM   #82
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Mine is cracked. 2010 with 2200 miles.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:26 PM   #83
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When I went to the dealer to have my second tank replaced I was informed that they still had my first tank that was replaced. Seems that they did not return it to BMW within a specified time frame. I offered them $ 100.00 and I now have a slightly cracked spare. In hind sight I probably wasted $ 100.00
2nd replacement tank shows no sign of cracking after more than 6 months.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:00 PM   #84
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When I went to the dealer to have my second tank replaced I was informed that they still had my first tank that was replaced. Seems that they did not return it to BMW within a specified time frame. I offered them $ 100.00 and I now have a slightly cracked spare. In hind sight I probably wasted $ 100.00
2nd replacement tank shows no sign of cracking after more than 6 months.
send it to a mold maker and have them make us a bigger tank
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:20 PM   #85
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When I went to the dealer to have my second tank replaced I was informed that they still had my first tank that was replaced. Seems that they did not return it to BMW within a specified time frame. I offered them $ 100.00 and I now have a slightly cracked spare. In hind sight I probably wasted $ 100.00
2nd replacement tank shows no sign of cracking after more than 6 months.
Keep it in the corner, I'll bet you can recover your money with ease at some point when someone punctures theirs ...
New tank is $800+
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:22 PM   #86
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My F 650 GS is cracking on the filler side and the build date was June 2008. Bentley Motorrad in West Kelowna "Service Dave" has never heard of this problem although he admits to only being in that job for 7 months.
I talked to BMW direct and they said the Dealer must contact them directly. Dave "Bentley Motorrad" said they are out of the picture as it's off warranty. This is not looking good here.
Has anyone had experience with hot glue or JP Weld fix? Does it hold up?
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #87
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.... This is not looking good here. Has anyone had experience with hot glue or JP Weld fix? Does it hold up?
Yeah.... sigh ... I'm on my second tank and it has started to crack also ....
My luck is slightly better than yours ... I got first tank replaced just before the end of warranty so 2nd tank should be free within two years ...

I've not heard of anyone that has attempted to repair the crack ...
The cross-section is thin and I can imagine the stresses being pretty large at times ...
full tank of gas and big air off a whoop-dee-doo....
I wonder if there would be any way to put a strap under the tank to take some load off the outer shell without having the thing look dorky? The tank is double-wall ... what's cracking is the outer shell ...
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:43 AM   #88
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Have we ever found out if the Euro tanks are different on either F650 or F800? I have not read of a single cracked tank on the German forums.

I've got a spare in the Flea Market if one of you out of warranty guys needs one.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #89
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Have we ever found out if the Euro tanks are different on either F650 or F800? I have not read of a single cracked tank on the German forums.

I've got a spare in the Flea Market if one of you out of warranty guys needs one.
Lukas:
That's a great question ... and I'm not sure what the answer is ........
What part number does the Euro fiche list as current?

Something funny is going on here in the USA, the current P/N is listed as: 16117704799 (old part was xxx798)
but then the fiche says "only in conjunction with" ... (like you have to buy it with all the accy. parts)
but then no price is listed ....
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:50 AM   #90
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When mine was replaced, they had to order one from the Motherland, we'll see how it holds up. I believe it was the newer part number.
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