Add me to the cracked fuel tank list

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by lepoer, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. lskbike

    lskbike n00b

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    Just took my Jesse bags off my 09 F650GS to take into the dealer tomorrow to leave for service and correction of multiple recalls. Just found my "new" gas tank cracked. This makes number 2 cracked.... I guess I will add that to the list for them to fix.

    What a POS!!!!!!!!!!

    LSKBike
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  2. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    This is just plain strange.... There seems to be no common ground here. Lots of people have chimed in with theories......good ones.... But.... Really strange. I thought the hot desert temps would kill my tank quick.... (`09).....Nothing.
    But to see people on their 3`rd tank..... That`s really bad. First time if/when mine cracks outside of warranty... I`l make a CF tank....in a heartbeat.....Perhaps give it a gallon more....:D:D...:thumb:thumb

    Erling
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  3. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Please do!!! I would love to see your fabrication process :D
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  4. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    :lol3:lol3......:thumb:thumb

    Erling
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  5. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    someone in NM needs to go crack your tank... :lol3 I wanna see a carbon tank!! :deal
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  6. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    He-He..... I was going to build one for Darth Vador. (SSW DRZ-470).... But have then decided to put it up for sale.......To find a fi bike like a X-challenge...or so... So unless somebody hacks my gs tank..... It might be a while.....:D:D

    :thumb:thumb

    Erling
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  7. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Just a reminder ... if you guys have not participated in the cracked tank poll please vote:

    http://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/55931-POLL-Has-your-F650GS-F800GS-twin-gas-tank-cracked
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  8. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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  9. johnparjr

    johnparjr Been here awhile

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    My second one is now showing signs of cracking and my dealer said to what a couple of month's to have the work done as their is a new new part number in the system and to let the other older number get taken out of inventory before the order a new one.
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  10. JoelWisman

    JoelWisman Long timer

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    Yep, mines been cracked since late 09, I mostly ignore it but I glare at it occasionally. At least it's just the cover and not leaking or it would be down right interesting :)
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  11. JRWooden

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    Rumor has it that Rev. #3 is in the "pipeline" ... It's just a rumor ...
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  12. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    It's not a rumor. I posted about it several weeks back. This third revision is already there with a part number. However, there will be no available tanks with this part number until such time as all existing stock is used up.
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  13. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    Woohooo!!!!!! Just checked mine....cracked on both sides. :eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1 Kinda scares me. Chain recall, leaking valve cover, dead battery, cracked tank.....everything has hit me in the last month. After I read it in the Parallel Universe....it happens. :cry
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  14. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    :clap Excellent ...
    Max BMW lists this P/N with no note of it being a superceded or superceding part: 16117704798 Do you know the P/N of rev. #3?
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  15. itsatdm

    itsatdm Long timer

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    While they redesign #3, would it be to much to ask, to add a liter or two more gas capacity?
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  16. lmclamore

    lmclamore Citation Collector

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    That's what is probably cracking these tanks...Us trying to shove another liter or two in there somehow.
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  17. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    with my first tank when I would fill up I would have a huge possitive pressure built up in the tank when I opened it up... new tank no more pressure built up...i did have the canister vent reroute done at the same time....:huh
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  18. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    My second tank is holding up nicely... no canister. :D
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  19. motogaz

    motogaz Adventurer

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    I'm actually in talks with a dealer to purchase a used F800gs with 1200 miles. I didn't know about the cracked tank issue, so I didn't even look for it yesterday. 2 Questions for ya:

    1. Is the crack anything other than cosmetic? Does it leak, does the crack grow....

    2. What other issues/recalls should I make sure this bike isn't suffering from?

    -2009 F800GS with 1200 miles, yellow, center stand, hand guards, $9000. Warranty is only good until the end of September 2011. Do you think that its a good deal or should I look outside of BMW?

    Thanks for helping a nOOb. Let the information set us free! :ear
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  20. The Griz

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    Well, my second replacement tank is on order. Dealer claims it's the latest part #. That'll be 3 tanks total now, including the original one. Hopefully this new one is actually the new part and will not crack.
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