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I've searched the forum and the last discussion on crash bars I found was from 2011. I'm picking up a 2013 F800 in March and would like to get any feedback I can on the variety of crash bars current F800 riders have. Pros/cons would be great. I'm leaning in in one direction but I don't want to influence any feedback by sharing. Thanks in advance for any opinions shared!
BMW AG is recalling certain S 1000 RR sport motorcycles from the 2012 model year because their high-performance engines could suddenly fail and possibly cause the rider to lose control and crash.
In a document filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the German car and motorcycle maker said the bikes’ connecting-rod bolts, used to attach the connecting rods to the engine crankshaft, can loosen under high engine temperatures or at high engine speeds. Such loosening can result in the engine’s internal workings coming apart or, as some riders would say, throwing rods.
If this happens, the engine’s sudden failure and spilled oil that may accompany it could cause a loss of control.
BMW said the recall includes 1,414 bikes built from Sept. 1, 2011, through April 10, 2012.
Under the recall BMW dealers will replace the connecting rod bolts free of charge. The recall is expected to begin next month. Owners may... [Read More]