Originally Posted by PeterW
Fork breaks at one end, wheel veers sideways, puts enormous forces on the axle, bends axle.
Don't see any reason to assume the axle was bent to start with here.
I'm thinking along those lines. A large enough momentary force during the crash after the seperation.
I hate the litigation culture that's growing world wide, but BM is just to plain arrogant to fix this worrying issue. Sure, there aren't many and only a few that we know about. But it just plain shouldn't happen. Rather have the rear end fail than this. First the parts get changed without any word on this. Then certain cases get settled with gag orders, it goes away for a while and now it reappears. Still no recall or word from BM. How long did it take for Toyota to take notice of their last big issue?