F800 GS plastic cracking around the tank!

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by gleyfman, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. gleyfman

    gleyfman Adventurer

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    Hi all,

    I just noticed the crack has developed in the plastic all the way around the tank.
    The bike is just few month old and never had been in a crash or anything¬Ö

    Anyone have seen this before? Should I be concerned (I am going to talk to the dealer anyway of course)?

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    Thanks!
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  2. jengel451

    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    flei cycletherapist

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  4. gleyfman

    gleyfman Adventurer

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    Thanks!
    It is sad really! I was under impression this problem was fixed for post 2010 bikes!
    The fricking BMW can't fix the plastic for the last 5+ years!!!
    WTF?
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  5. ebrabaek

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    Louuuuutrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.......:deal
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  6. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    I still have no idea why this happens, I have a 2011 with no issues yet...
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  7. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Oh dear I just saw this thread :fpalm I feel like my youth and goodwill are being sucked from my body by parallel universe members :lol3

    a shame that the answers were given straight away, I feel that we could have had a good one with this noob :lol3
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  8. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    I suspect it is occurring because of people not having enough dirt on their motorcycles... it is like rust on old cars, it keeps them together :rofl
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  9. ebrabaek

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    Ha ha.... well yes off course. I was afraid that we would start seeing .....ehhhh.... never seen this before.:lol3
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  10. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    There is some unique variable though. I am intrigued only by that. I think we need a poll...

    Tank split
    Tank not split

    Is your waist bigger than inseam
    Is your inseam bigger than your waist

    Do you use rocket fuel
    Do you use 87 octane
    Do you use moonshine
    Do you use non-ethanol based fuel

    Is your bike muddy most of the time
    Can I lick your bike and taste zzz German engineering

    How many touratech farkles do you have

    Have you ever made sweet sweet love to your exhaust
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  11. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    it's a natural protection for the paint :evil look at boars, wildbeests and elephants (ak. Darryl, Jim and Erling) they do the same :deal
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  12. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    I think Erling is more of a.... giraffe? maybe a rhino? Something tall and stout... a brontosaurus!
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  13. ebrabaek

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    Nooooooooo.....we use vaseline...... ehhhh... did I just say that.....:evil
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  14. ebrabaek

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    Ha ha... I like that....:clap:clap:lol3
    BrontoBrabaek...:deal
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  15. Loutre

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    don't forget that Darrryl always keeps a spare tube in his bathroom with some baby powder "just in case"
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  16. runnin4melife

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    Sweet sweet exhaust lovin
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  17. Reaver

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    I plead the 5th on this thread.

    Or whatever the Canadian equivalent is.
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  18. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    You plead the "whats this aboot"?
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  19. Reaver

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    I thought Italy was aboot?
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  20. kpie

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    Happened on my 2010 model and my new 2013. Dealer replaced under warranty (bike only had 400 mi. on it). New tank doesn't appear to have any issues so far.:D
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