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Old 06-04-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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Crappp. New F700GS and noticed crack in tank.




I just picked it up yesterday.
This scares me a bit.
Do I wait until the 600 mile checkup or do I take it in right away?
This sucks.


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Old 06-04-2014, 01:17 PM   #2
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How did that happen? It would scare me too and I wouldn't wait to take it in.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:17 PM   #3
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Nothing happened. Just noticed it.


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Old 06-04-2014, 01:41 PM   #4
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Immediate return. Spilled fuel poses a danger and you shouldn't risk the potential outcome of that situation. It's a surprise it wasn't picked up by the shop's pre sale safety inspection.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:56 PM   #5
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Calm down, common problem for years in US...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=624797

Seems there isn't leakage at all... But there's no solution too, thank's BMW!
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:28 PM   #6
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Cracked tank? They all do that :) luckily this is a known issue, your dealer should warranty this. Sucks to have it on a new bike, but such is life...
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:38 PM   #7
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This should have been fixed by the dealer before you took possession. It was like that on his floor. Didn't happen overnite. Takes about 2 hours for the swap. My new tank on my '13 has been on about 2 months. All ok so far.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:58 PM   #8
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Ok that's the Kind of News I was hoping for.
- known issue
- not dangerous
- quick swap

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Old 06-04-2014, 03:48 PM   #9
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Welcome to the club
It just the outer shell, just bring it back and have it replace. No guarantee if it will stop cracking.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:44 AM   #10
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I might suggest you not rush to replace it ....

Some optimists (like me) presume that a new design that addresses this issue will be delivered at some point ... although ... I must admit that after 5+ years our optimism is not at quite at the same level it once was ....

Anyway ... you could wait till you hear of redesign, or you are near the end of your 3-year warranty. When replaced you get a 2-year warranty on the part, so waiting till end of warranty period gives you in essence a 5-year warranty on the silly-assed tank design........
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:03 AM   #11
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Good advice guys thanks.
It's just always disturbing to have something like this happen new.
Makes me feel a bit better that it's a wide spread problem and that it's not dangerous.


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Old 06-05-2014, 12:31 PM   #12
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Let's say theoretically that "a friend" has an 09 that's long out of warranty coverage. Also, this "friend" has cracks on both sides of the tank and has for who knows how long. Is it even something that should be bothered with, or left alone?

I've seen lots of discussion on the topic, but don't recall reading about anyone who just left it be.
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:37 PM   #13
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Ok that's the Kind of News I was hoping for.
- known issue
- not dangerous
- quick swap

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Actually it's not always a quick swap, because the dealer has to order the part first. Call them ASAP and ask them to order the part. Maybe by the time you go in for the 600 mile service, the part will have come in by then.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:19 PM   #14
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Surely address the issue, but do not panic.
That cracked plastic is NOT the tank which contains fuel, rather it is the tank 'COVER' .
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:36 PM   #15
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I've seen lots of discussion on the topic, but don't recall reading about anyone who just left it be.

That's cause they just leave it alone and forget about it. Fill it with black auto seal and carry on. There's lots of used non cracked tanks out there that don't sell. I paid $90 for a tank complete with pump and controller - 2011 model. One day I may install it.
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