|My first BMW: 2001 BMW G650GS|
Eventually there was a parting of ways with the boyfriend and the bike. I sold the bike with about 6000 miles on it to a man who lived in Corvallis, Art. (The boyfriend, well I wish I'd have gotten some cash for him.) About a year later I checked in on my old blue bike and Art said he was looking to sell. I did the only logical thing and bought the bike back (he'd put around 2000 miles on it!).
Reunited again, I vowed never to part. We rode and rode until one day a big blue R1200 GS caught my eye. I know it was wrong but still I did the unthinkable. I bought it. Sitting side by side in the garage the 650GS (now with 18,000 miles) and 1200 GS (2 miles) were the most beautiful things you could imagine. But I knew our time together was short and that I clearly did not need to keep the 650. So off the bike went again. This time, to Washington State. Farther out of my mind and grasp.
|Forks...shouldn't they be attached???|
It turns out the guy I sold it to was lucky...to not be seriously injured in the crash. And I, well I count myself kind of lucky that I sold it. I had no idea when I sold the bike to him that there had been reports of issues regarding his problem on the forums. (see Adventure Rider for more information) And not one dealer had ever mentioned, during service or otherwise, that this could happen. I guess anything can happen when you ride but one doesn't really expect danger to be lurking on the bike instead of around the bike. Based on what I've read the 2002(ish) and earlier bikes are only the reported ones with potential issues and BMW has since slightly redesigned and reinforced the area in question. I can only hope that's the case, especially since I'm now riding the 2010 version of this bike!
Farwell my Titan blue baby...farewell.
What a great tale of a beloved bike. :)ReplyDelete
That was a harrowing first ride!
Sad ending though, but I'm glad it wasn't worse.
Isn't amazing how your perspective on riding changes in a relatively short period of time? Do you even "know" that girl who rode home in her ski pants anymore?ReplyDelete
Hardships can really have a sweet quality in hindsight.
HOLY CRAP on that broken fork. Thank goodness the new owner wasn't hurt badly. Scary stuff.
Fuzzy, I don't think I do know that girl! The me now is zipping in and out of traffic and hoping for a long journey so I can have fun and test myself! Thank gosh we all grow and learn from our mistakes!ReplyDelete
I'm replacing the forks on Mrs Nikos' newly acquired 2002 F650GS as I would never forgive myself if she flew over the handlebars!ReplyDelete
Nikos, Make sure and check the bars, you may not need to replace them. Scary stuff, don't show her the photo! :)ReplyDelete
BMWGSGIRL I could use your help as I am looking for other bmw fork failure victims.. I am a grandmother who at low speed has had fork failure on a 2011 bmw g650gs http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=700385ReplyDelete
stihlhill, what can I do to help? I thought they had fixed the issue? I'm hoping its a typo that you wrote 2011 g650gs. I had thought since I bought a 2010 I wouldn't have to deal with that! Shoot me an email if you'd like and tell me what I can do. I am at firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Hope you didn't take too much damage!
Just checked out the thread, I'm as shocked as everyone else, as I heard the problem was fixed. You can bet I'll be keeping an eye on my forks...ReplyDelete
What we expect from BMW,it reflects in the super-bike BMW F650.Its designed to beat the other super-bikes on grounds of speed,looks everything.ReplyDelete
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