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Old 03-10-2011, 01:14 PM   #16
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Could the fender have been caught by the tread on your front tire somehow?

David
I doubt it, I've ran numerous D606's on this bike, with thousands of miles with the same tire, on much rougher terrain.

Anythings possible I guess, I haven't elaborated on the cause of the fender failure, my focus is more on why if the plastic fender breaks for whatever reason, can the brake line physically get caught in the tire? It should be secured to the forks in a way that will not allow this to happen.
I fell like once again I'm beta testing BMW's design flaws, but this time it hurts more than the pocket book....





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Question: Why is your front fender white? Mine is black plastic.



Because I painted it white.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:24 PM   #17
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:31 PM   #18
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That just sucks!!!!

It's not the first fender I've heard that has broken. A couple years back one of the guys in our ride club snapped his off in heavy mud that bound up his wheel. Result - he hit the ground.

You, sir, are extremely lucky!!! So thankful you are telling us about it! Sorry you have gone through it though.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:31 PM   #19
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That will buff right out.


Scary video. Gonna look into that armor you were wearing. I would get seriously F'd up if that happened to me.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:44 PM   #20
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so you think the crossover stopped the tire/locked it up and caused the fall, but the line didn't snap or get scuffed - or am I not looking at the picture correctly?

i've viewed that video several dozen times, and a total "swag" is that either a rock kicked up between the fender and the tire but couldn't get all the way through or somehow (less likely) the bottom fender edge got caught in the knobbies?

again...total swag on cause, but seems like that line would've suffered had it gotten in the way of a tire spinning at 40-50mph - definitely interested in the outcome and expert conclusions, good thing you got it all on video
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:47 PM   #21
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Holy f**k!

Glad that you are ok.

I think this beemer was cursed.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:50 PM   #22
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I looked at the one photo where he has his bike, with motor out. Fender is mounted. Not sure if they took it off for any other work or not........but now I understand the request for a lawyer....if there was some negligent work done.


I don't believe there's any responsibility by the dealer that worked on it, they didn't touch the front end, and no bolts came loose, the fender broke.
Anythings possible I guess, I haven't elaborated on the cause of the fender failure, my focus is more on why if the plastic fender breaks for whatever reason, can the brake line physically get caught in the tire? It should be secured to the forks in a way that will not allow this to happen.
I feel like once again I'm beta testing BMW's design flaws when actually using the bike as it is marketed, but this time it hurts more than the pocket book....
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:55 PM   #23
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that was scary!
get well soon
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:58 PM   #24
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Wow, Glad your OK. Maybe a rock got between the tire and fender which caused the fender to brake. Just a thought.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:07 PM   #25
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Wow, Glad your OK. Maybe a rock got between the tire and fender which caused the fender to brake. Just a thought.


I'd say that is likely. What happened afterwards is where the problem is.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:08 PM   #26
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Holly shit, man! I am glad you are ok! Another reason for ATGATT. I just watched your video and my hands started sweating... it brought back some horrible memories of a face plant I had in Bolivia 5 months ago.
Get better soon!
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:09 PM   #27
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Holy shit Joe!!! Glad you are relatively OK.


I am also going to look into some more protective gear and go over my bike with a fine tooth comb...
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:12 PM   #28
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Ditto, never really gave much thought to a pressure suit like that, but am shopping for one now! Glad you are relatively OK. Those low fenders always worried me on a dual sport bike.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:16 PM   #29
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That was a painful video to watch! I kept looking at those jagged boulders in the road and thinking "thats gonna hurt!"

I am very grateful to you for sharing it though. I'm buying a pressure suit before I ever do any more gravel roads.

Do you think the Touratech Mudguard riser kit w longer SS brake line would have prevented this in any way?

I am glad you are ok. Man, that was scary to watch.

edit to add: I am just wondering, does the fender flex enough to have the ends slap against the tire?
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:21 PM   #30
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ChiTown you weren't meant to own that bike, get rid of it before it kills you.

You are more famous than you think. I read this last night and now know the other half of the story: http://www.deathvalley.com/dvtalk/messages/540134.shtml

Can the crossover cable bring you down. Positively!!!. It did to me under different circumstances. I was on Winnemucca road a year ago in the rain. Mud packed the fender and dumped me. On the second time, some of the screws were left out and the mud broke the fender in half. The third time with the fender off, the crossover line snagged the knobs and dumped me again. In an emergency there is no real way to tie it out of the way.

Heal up quickly.
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