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Re: Hello
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2018, 07:20:15 pm »
It may not be the shock.

One of the many 'recalls' involved the 'dogbone' linkage at the bottom of the shock. This is in fact a relay lever linkage between the chassis, the paralever swing arm and the bottom of the shock.

One seized on a guy in the outside lane of the M4 in rush hour and sent him tumbling. Bike and kit was totalled. Kit was good so he was OK'ish.

This was how BM found the problem...

They replaced the bike and kit and eventually did the decent thing and issued an upgrade to the linkage.

So, despite the part being upgraded and changed, there is still no maintenance for this wear part that is exposed to all the elephants can throw at it and pressure washing the bike doesn't help.

Tom will be along in a moment to explain how to check this for wear....

Yes, I discovered this morning that BMWs records show that this linkage has been replaced twice on the bike.
I spent two weeks of my Police Advanced Motorcycle course on a S1000RR and a further two weeks on a K1300S.  Both bikes were very impressive.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2018, 08:04:48 pm »
...and with no maintenance I am surprised that more of us don't have this issue cropping up.