Rider down - anyone we know?

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  1. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Police are also investigating another crash involving a motorcyclist, this time on the Birdsville Track.

    Just before 11am, emergency services were notified the motorcyclist had crashed about 70km north of Mungeranie, in the state’s Far North.

    The injured man was taken to Mungeranie where he was stabilised by Medstar crews.

    He was then flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition.
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  2. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Been here awhile

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  3. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  4. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Spotted in Cairns a cupla days ago. Anyone?

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  5. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    ^^^^^
    Given it has been in an accident and we don't know the circumstances but that picture does not promote confidence in the BMW final drives durability.
    Could even raise the question was it the final drive failure which caused the accident.
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  6. bigborett

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    Do you think it will be written off?:hide

    Hope the rider is all good.
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  7. OzRider64

    OzRider64 Friggen slow Adventurer.

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    That’s not final drive failure, that’s coming off at speed failure.
    You only have to look at the panniers.
    No screen also, bikes done a endo.
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  8. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    The failure of a final drive during operation can cause an endo too. Having your rear wheel become detatched at speed would cause that damage, easily.
    I don't think anyone can attribute cause to the accident at this stage apart from the rider, who I hope is OK.
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  9. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile

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    Rolled at speed ...
    Not so sure a bout the endo.
    They don't slide.

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  10. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Sounds more like wishful thinking seeing as in your signature you ride a BMW R1200GS :hmmmmm
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  11. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    You need to get out more often... :fpalm
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  12. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    I hope the rider is ok but you can't ignore the possibility.
    Look familiar?
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  13. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I've personally seen several in workshops with busted shaft drives and shaft covers. Are you trying to claim this doesn't happen? Because it does, and more often than you'd think.
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    Silly statement. Anything could have caused the accident. At least it didn't self ignite.
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  15. OzRider64

    OzRider64 Friggen slow Adventurer.

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    I've been riding BM's since 87 and put over 600.000 Kilometres in the process.
    Only problem I had with a final drive was on my 86 K100RS when it clocked 250.000 Kilometres and that was due to towing a heavy trailer when I was in the RAAF being posted all over the countryside.
    First got my licence in 82, never owned a car and have ridden every day since.
    Look at the number of GS's which have been produced since 04, the number of final drive issues over the years would be minimal.
    Not that KTM would ever have any airbox issues.:hmmmmm
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    [QUOTE="OzRider64, post: 35682228, member: 15244"
    Not that KTM would ever have any airbox issues.:hmmmmm[/QUOTE]

    Not like an airbox issue has caused a crash.
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  17. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    You can see he has the tools out trying to fix the airbox in this pic :D

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    Not like an airbox issue has caused a crash.[/QUOTE]

    No but this could.
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    And this.
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    How about the rear subframe breaking.
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    Or maybe.....I have many more:lol3. Maybe they all just had a simple accident that caused the problems in these photos. If you weren't there you wouldn't know eh:dunno:-).
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  19. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    This BWM (second picture) hit a massive pothole and it wasn't an accident but a rider mistake... I actually bought this BMW from BM Workshop in Brisbane back then when it got written off...

    The one above, if I remember correctly was a tank slap that turned the bike into a flip. The guy was travelling solo up north... Both thread are in the GSPot...

    My point is that, surely, you are intelligent enough to see the difference between a mechanical failure and and a metal part that has broken due to misuse or an accident against an immovable object or another vehicle... It seem to me that in both, the pictures above and the other in your previous post, the bikes have sustain serious damage due to a crash because of the rider, not a mechanical failure due to metal fatigue

    If you can't see the difference between the two, then, there is no much point in continue this conversation...
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  20. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    What I'm claiming is, that the actual aluminium cast paralever on the BMW GS series and other models that use the same paralever system does NOT break by normal everyday use... I too have seen some where the tailshaft Unijoint broke and did some damage to the the actual paralever casing but never in that position or too that extent...
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