Originally Posted by Emmbeedee
Not sure if my bike quit today because of the stator but it sure sounds suspiciously like that. I noticed the 'Trip 1' switching itself to the odometer as I started the bike at various times today, then it was reluctant to start, then while moving I noticed the top warning indicator come on, then the digital display went away, then it died.
Finally got around to checking the F8 charging problem and the stator is toast, confirmed by my mechanic who's BMW factory trained. Oh well, that is the first thing we've ever had go wrong on the F650/800 bikes aside from expendables like steering head bearings, etc.
Sure glad I still have a Suzuki DR to ride.
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.