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    Just an update . Went down to the dealer , they take a few shots of my bike where the paint blistering. Email to the Germany hQ for instruction. Were told they never encounter this before. Well got to wait and see how it goes.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Aubo View Post
    My nice new 700GS has been through one mild winter and even though it was washed off after every use it looks like it been through 10 years of salt strewn roads.
    The paint on the engine is bubbling up, the front disc brake calipers are corroding and the paint is coming off, the paint is flaking off the brake disc centers and the metal ends of the hydraulic hoses are corroding as are most of the bolts which are now a nice rusty brown.
    BMW build quality is a joke and as for the warranty then forget it because if you use it through the winter then their answer is "It's the road salt that's caused it and nothing to do with us". Good grief, I have a 8 year old Kawasaki that's in better shape.
    Would I buy another BMW, not on you life!
    What mild winter was that lol.let me know where that was and I will go

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    Just had the answer back I was expecting.

    They blame me (I actually blame me as well, for buying a BMW!) and will accept no responsibility for any manufacturing fault.

    Last night I sent the another set of photos, a perfectly clean bike, no corrosion anywhere on the bike except for 2 engine casings so I asked them to specifically answer one simple question.

    If it was my fault, can they explain why all the other engine casings are perfectly alright, but the LH Casing and Sump are rotten. Also no corrosion anywhere else on the bike, just there.

    I think BMW have just invented a new Law of Physics, 'Selective BMW Corrosion' Syndrome !

    I doubt very much I will receive an answer to such a simple, yet pointed. question so I will just steer well clear of any BMW product ever again.

    The funny thing is that, totally unrelated, I received a call from the Dealer last week (knowing my finance deal to pay the bike off finished next month) asking me if I would like a new 800GS Explorer, think you know the answer to that matey !

    Although I know they will be ignoring me from now on, look out for a mention in MCN especially as the Explorer has just been launched, I mean it would be rude not to let potential new owners know of possible future problems, wouldnt it !?

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    Final comment from me (honest!)

    These are a few general photos of both sides and back of the bike, pretty good but then the 2 engine casings on the left just look like sh1te.

    Can't see how BMW can blame me for the targeted corrosion.

    Never mind, never get another BMW (as if they care) I'll stick to Hondas, at least I know they don't rot !

    I'll certainly be letting others know !!











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    That is some crazy corrosion going on there. Can't understand it. Zilch corrosion on my bike. None anywhere and used all the time. As far as Hondas go they corrode alright. Had a new transalp and both wheels corroded real bad at first sign of salt. Spokes the heap.

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    This is my bike after 14 thou mile in 13 months and all winter use. Cleans up like new

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    Sorri this is the photo now

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    Just an update. I receive a call fr my local BMW agent . They told me tat BMW HQ has give the green light and they will rebuild my engine FOC . now they will order the parts a new "crankcase" And it will take 2-3 days for the job. I appreciate the help from my local agent PML BMW for the support tat they had given me. Hope it just a minority issue for my case. Well BMW wins me back this round.

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    Ever had battery or charging issues, russ?

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    Nope, thats whats annoying, everything else is fine just that !!


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    Visited the dealer today to show him it in all its glory, you could see he was shocked at how bad it was and his silence told a lot although he obviously didnt admit anything.

    This was taken at the weekend as I was about to prepare it for my painting, the sump was even worse than I thought.






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    Can't prove it now, since I've had my affected parts shotblasted and painted, but I find it strange that (apart from the addition of the starter motor on my bike) the only engine casings on mine that were affected by the corrosion were the same two as on yours. They were both as bad as yours, as well. No corrosion on the rest of the engine casings at all.

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    Looks like a final update.

    Despite speaking to the Dealer Principle at John Clark in Aberdeen last week about this problem looks like I am being ignored.

    Even the BMW Facebook people said it was a cleaning issue and not their problem.

    So I will sort it myself and just make a note to never buy another BMW again and also to keep well away from John Clark in Aberdeen (and Dundee) because on reflection, and speaking to others, nobody gives a damn about this matter.

    I didnt even get a reply from MCN so they can all sod off coz its obviously a problem many others have had.

    http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthr...ght=engine+oil

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    Final update from me. The bike is going in Thursday for the offending casing to be changed. Result. While I was there recently I saw a 2nd hand 800 for sale and guess what.............. Yep the paint was flaking off of the front edge of the clutch cover. This is obviously not isolated as some have been told.

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    Final update from me too !

    Just got a call from the local dealer offering a real good discount on the 2 casings which I'm taking them up on !

    I reckon all the hassle I was giving them, (on Facebook, various forums and direct contact with BMW Motorrad, etc) finally paid off !

    I actually took the 2 old ones off at the weekend and they are a real mees and although I would have tried to do a good job of painting them, I doubt they would have looked as good.

    Anyway, things are finally sorted !


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    Glad to hear tat Yur was sorted too.

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