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Offline Krisstyx

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Fork seal.
« on: July 15, 2015, 04:48:29 PM »
Well bike has now done 1952 miles in  10 days & it now looks like I've blown a fork seal. Guess a trip to Bahnstormer for new handle bar weights & forks seals! Bugger!

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Re: Fork seal.
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2015, 04:51:35 PM »
Well at least you'll be covered by warranty!

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Re: Fork seal.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2015, 09:41:43 PM »
Keep us posted on how things go.  Hope the fork seals won't turn out to be a problem for other bikes.   :003:
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Re: Fork seal.
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2015, 01:32:13 AM »
Well had new fork seal fitted & new handle bar weight all done under warranty, although they didn't change the brake pads! (But they did clean it probably with a pressure washer), rode it home & left for a week. Was going to go to thruxton for BSB today, but bike won't start, lamps warning comes up on dash, check all bulbs- fine! Put sat nav on nothing! Absolutely no go! So have to phone BMW assist to recover to Bahnstormer for the second time in 2 weeks!
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Re: Fork seal.
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2015, 07:38:33 PM »
Did you have it out in the sunlight before attempting to start?  There is a problem with BMW switchgear - if they get hot the solder in a circuit board expands and the bike wont start - happened to me on my RR 3 weeks ago whilst on a tour of the Black Forest. Cold water poured over the switchgear cured the issue each time but it was not right.  Luckily I had some GS savvy touring mates with me who told me the fix - Mentioned it to Bahnstormers when I got home and amazingly they didn't immediately say thats bollox - actually its a well known problem with the RR (and other older Beemers) - and maybe the XR???
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Re: Fork seal.
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2015, 09:37:00 AM »
No it had been garaged all week & still inside when I tried it. Waiting to hear back from 'Stormer.

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Re: Fork seal.
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2015, 09:37:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Krisstyx [+]
No it had been garaged all week & still inside when I tried it. Waiting to hear back from 'Stormer.

So not a heat issue.  Hope they sort it out for you pronto.
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Re: Fork seal.
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2015, 12:28:11 AM »
And let's hope BMW got it together for the switches on the XR.  I can't count the number of times I've had switches changed between two K1300's and a 1600GT!!!   :230:
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