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Offline XRRX

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On my way back to George yesterday on the N2 - 15km before Albertinia, I came upon this "poor" guy - returning from Cape Town to Sedgefield. He just bought this bike brand new from Donford - rode about 300kms in and around Cape Town and was on his way home yesterday afternoon. Bike just over 600km.  :'(
As I've told him - it was not his time and/or he surely can handle a sliding/snaking bike!!!  :eek7: :eek7:
Only help I could provide was charging his flat cellphone from my bakkie and help loading the bike when the AA finally arrived...
(Some of the "string" you see around the tyre is actually wiring from the bike's electronics... Even the pillion seat is totally loose, and many parts are apparently missing from underneath...  :eek7:)

« Last Edit: April 17, 2015, 09:27:55 am by XRRX »
 

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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 09:23:21 am »
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 09:25:26 am »
 :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 09:26:34 am »
Eina!
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 09:34:04 am »
respect - everyone who ever had a rapid loss of pressure in the rear tyre knows that jelly does not even begin to describe what happens to the rear of a bike.
 

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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2015, 09:38:23 am »
One question: how do you get a tyre to look like this?
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2015, 09:44:22 am »
Under-inflated tyre?

Good for him to have stayed upright. Member here?
 

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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 09:44:58 am »
 :sip: Joh, dit gaan die dealer baie kos om reg te maak.
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2015, 09:51:26 am »
Bliksim!

Daai is BAIE meer skade as wat mens dink.

Ek sal druk vir n nuwe bike.

BMW kan die een maar fix en dan in hulle Demo fleet insit rerig.

Hy kon iewers oor iets gery het wat die tyre n lelike sny gegee het, wat dan na nog n paar km kon gemaak het dat die loop so afklim. Daai lyk nes n retread tyre wat van n trok afgeklim het. Of die tyre was n booboo van dag een af.
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 09:51:50 am »
Under-inflated tyre?

Good for him to have stayed upright. Member here?

Dont think so. His dash would have looked like a christmas tree if the pressure was low. Think this was a blow out
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2015, 09:56:41 am »
 :o :o

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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2015, 10:01:23 am »
Eish...  :eek7:
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 10:01:44 am »
Good Grief  :eek7:  :eek7:  :eek7:

I support the call for a new bike  :thumleft:
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2015, 10:45:34 am »
It looks like delamination of the tyre in total.
I also support the call for a new bike! Michelin should pay for it! Impressed that XRRX stayed on the bike, best way to stay up is hit the front brakes hard to make the back wheel light!
 

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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2015, 10:52:33 am »
The guy is not a member here - I asked him...
I think it will be impossible to prove that either BMW or their dealer and/or Michelin is at fault here - so at the end of the day I guess it's just a normal insurance claim ...  :(
I think the worst damage is electronically - he said everything went "bananas" on the dash, just before he came to a hault ... Everywhere you look underneath you see pieces of "wiring-harness" hanging out - I mean - a large computer box almost ended on the road !!  :eek7:

... and No - it wasn't XRRX on the bike ...  ;) :biggrin:
 

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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2015, 10:58:08 am »
The guy is not a member here - I asked him...
I think it will be impossible to prove that either BMW or their dealer and/or Michelin is at fault here - so at the end of the day I guess it's just a normal insurance claim ...  :(
I think the worst damage is electronically - he said everything went "bananas" on the dash, just before he came to a hault ... Everywhere you look underneath you see pieces of "wiring-harness" hanging out - I mean - a large computer box almost ended on the road !!  :eek7:

... and No - it wasn't XRRX on the bike ...  ;) :biggrin:

That explain the 180 on the clock then.  ;D :patch:
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2015, 11:09:05 am »
The guy is not a member here - I asked him...
I think it will be impossible to prove that either BMW or their dealer and/or Michelin is at fault here - so at the end of the day I guess it's just a normal insurance claim ...  :(
I think the worst damage is electronically - he said everything went "bananas" on the dash, just before he came to a hault ... Everywhere you look underneath you see pieces of "wiring-harness" hanging out - I mean - a large computer box almost ended on the road !!  :eek7:

... and No - it wasn't XRRX on the bike ...  ;) :biggrin:

That explain the 180 on the clock then.  ;D :patch:

why has the dash frozen like that ?

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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2015, 11:17:16 am »
Eina ................. dis nie lekker as n man se nuwe skoeter so deur n tyre opgeneuk word nie .................... :o

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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2015, 11:22:34 am »
Watter spoed het hy gery toe hy die blow-out gehad het?  180? Indien wel, dink ek hy het sy onderbroek weggesmyt toe hy by die huis kom!
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC ...
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2015, 11:25:12 am »
If the 180km/h is correct he may have another challenge. Much too fast for that bike before the 1000km service.

BMW and the insurance will use that to their advantage.

PS: I also think under inflation. I rode those Anakees from Bloem to Cape Town at 180-200 with no issues.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2015, 11:28:49 am by Lord Knormoer »