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Old 10-04-2012, 10:17 PM   #2838
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Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Alice Springs Central Australia
Oddometer: 692
Even though I did buy this last of the model run to get a "bug free bike", the gearbox failed anyway after just 1,000km and had to be rebuilt.

It was a fault in the selector drum and shift fork !! Maybe the tools were wearing out in the factory huh !!

It really is just bad luck if you get the odd one that does have a fault. BMW were great about it, if fact they went above and beyond what they had to.

Originally Posted by Adventurrer View Post
Me too. One of the dumbest things I've ever done. Stuck with an outdated bike with poor resale while all of my friends were riding around on the new ones and not having any problems at all. The too many bugs to be sorted out just isn't that true anymore in this era of CAD design and simulation.
Geoff in the Desert
1983 XJ900R, 2000 XJR1300SP, 2013 KLR650
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