ABS and suspension problems not warrantied on my new F700GS

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Shadowed_Stranger, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Shadowed_Stranger

    Shadowed_Stranger Adventurer

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    Here's a pic of the ABS wheel if anyone can let me know if this is something I can fix.

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    So apparently ABS and suspension aren't covered under warranty... Such a disappointment. :deal


    It seems basic things like this that could stop the bike from running should be covered. :huh


    So time for the background on this.


    So I got this thing in April and it's already had two other major issues prior to this.


    Fuel pump needed to be replaced, then after that it was idling on one cylinder and generally running horribly...


    Injectors had to replaced for that one...


    Sweet.


    This is why I never should have bought a BMW.


    At least the dealer was top notch in service, and more than happy to give me a loaner bike.


    So anyway, now the bike won't move at all, and I believe it's the ABS or possibly the suspension, I noticed that the front forks don't look right either, and it makes sense to me that the bike won't operate like this, but I'd like a second opinion from you fine folks.


    Here's another view if it helps.








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    Have just one car make a left turn in front of you and these delicate things just fall apart! This would never happen to a KLR. :lol3
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  2. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Glad you're OK!
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  3. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    While you're working on the ABS and forks, you may want to take a closer look at the headlight fairing. I thought I noticed a crack that if not repaired, may get worse.

    Once repaired, replace it with a 650 Strom.
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  4. Shadowed_Stranger

    Shadowed_Stranger Adventurer

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    That's not what the nice guys outside the padded room say.
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  5. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Since no one has said it yet.

    All of that will buff right out.:D
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  6. jules083

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    I'll admit, you had me going. The ABS ring was weird, but I still didn't expect that second picture. :lol3
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  7. rootsy

    rootsy Been here awhile

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    Ouch! The first scratch always hurts the most. Glad you're ok.
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  8. concours

    concours WFO for 44 years

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    Nice gag! :1drink

    Glad you can type still:deal
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  9. agent of orange

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    i didnt know bmw made a unicycle :rofl hope you heal up fast!
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  10. mikeysduck

    mikeysduck Slow Ride to Nowhere

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    I think a fork seal is leaking. It probably swelled the brake pads...That's why it wont roll.

    Glad you are able to have a sense of humor.

    If you part her out, that clutch lever looks like new.
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  11. Steveo1o9

    Steveo1o9 Been here awhile

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    I can think of an easier way to change out your fork springs but I guess your method works all the same :dunno
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  12. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    That's one way to get rid of a problem bike. :lol3
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  13. Biebs

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    I think if you remove the ABS ring and straighten it out everything else will fall in place. :eek1


    Looks pretty bad what kind of car did you hit?? damage to car??

    glad you are alive to joke about this.
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  14. 74C5

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    Props for still having a sense of humor.I hope everything works out for you-insurence wise.
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  16. Indy Unlimited

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    Part that baby out if you don't get insurance money.
    Hope the other driver had insurance.
    It would never happen to a KLR because the car turning left would have got thru before the KLR even got there.:rofl
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  17. GI_JO_NATHAN

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    Glad your ok.
    But damn was that funny.
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  18. Reaver

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    I don't see any crash bars.

    "There's yer problem".


    Alive to laugh about it. :clap
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  19. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    :eek1 Glad you still around and joke about it......
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  20. 67siia

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    Duct tape and crazy glue come to mind...... Glad you are OK.
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