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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2012, 09:18:36 am »
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2012, 09:18:50 am »
Sorry for your loss!

Wat ek net nie kan verstaan nie is die bike het op sy sidestand gestaan en nou le hy op sy regtersy? Iets lyk net nie reg daarmee nie.
As die sidestand aan n aluminuim gedeelte vas is kon dit smelt en die fiets dus omval.
Dis regtig hartseer om dit te sien :'(
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2012, 09:23:02 am »
Sorry for your loss!

Wat ek net nie kan verstaan nie is die bike het op sy sidestand gestaan en nou le hy op sy regtersy? Iets lyk net nie reg daarmee nie.
As die sidestand aan n aluminuim gedeelte vas is kon dit smelt en die fiets dus omval.
Dis regtig hartseer om dit te sien :'(

As dit die geval was Chris dan sou die bike op sy linker sy gele het.
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2012, 09:23:32 am »
 :( Sad news , sorry to hear this.


I remember read a few years ago that 1100/1150 GS had a problem with the final drive, sometimes resulting in a fire. can't remember all the details of what the problem was, but I do have a pics of a 1150 stating to burn.

Hope the insurance sorts you out.
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2012, 09:26:22 am »
Sorry for your loss!

Wat ek net nie kan verstaan nie is die bike het op sy sidestand gestaan en nou le hy op sy regtersy? Iets lyk net nie reg daarmee nie.
As die sidestand aan n aluminuim gedeelte vas is kon dit smelt en die fiets dus omval.
Dis regtig hartseer om dit te sien :'(

As dit die geval was Chris dan sou die bike op sy linker sy gele het.

Moontlik die tyres wat deflate het wat die bike dan omgegooi het na die ander kant toe?  Die sidestand staan nog mooi regop op linkerkant.
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #45 on: June 05, 2012, 09:27:56 am »
:( Sad news , sorry to hear this.


I remember read a few years ago that 1100/1150 GS had a problem with the final drive, sometimes resulting in a fire. can't remember all the details of what the problem was, but I do have a pics of a 1150 stating to burn.

Hope the insurance sorts you out.
Almost like this?

 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2012, 09:28:18 am »
Bike could've fallen over when he tried to kill the fire, or when tyres burnt out, and the 'sudden deflation' pulled the bike over.
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2012, 09:29:17 am »
Eina! hope you insurance sorts you out.
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2012, 09:29:43 am »
How can the bike end up on its right?



Tires and shocks blow from the heat and collapse. Side stand is still there, bike goes over the top, plonk!

One primary suspect IMHO: Electrical fault.
A fuel or oil leak should start a fire almost immediately after stopping. Same for some foreign cobbustible material caught around a hot exhaust or catalytic converter. A "fuse time" of five minutes would be very plausible if a chafed  wire shorted & started to smoulder.

I don't see any insurance problems the bike is very clearly a write off.
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #49 on: June 05, 2012, 09:33:41 am »
:( Sad news , sorry to hear this.


I remember read a few years ago that 1100/1150 GS had a problem with the final drive, sometimes resulting in a fire. can't remember all the details of what the problem was, but I do have a pics of a 1150 stating to burn.

Hope the insurance sorts you out.
Almost like this?



Yip Thats the one....

the first pics was the result of a fuel leak onto the hot motor.

« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 09:35:46 am by Mark Hardy »
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #50 on: June 05, 2012, 09:39:54 am »
Sorry for your loss!

Wat ek net nie kan verstaan nie is die bike het op sy sidestand gestaan en nou le hy op sy regtersy? Iets lyk net nie reg daarmee nie.
As die sidestand aan n aluminuim gedeelte vas is kon dit smelt en die fiets dus omval.
Dis regtig hartseer om dit te sien :'(

As dit die geval was Chris dan sou die bike op sy linker sy gele het.
Ek stem maar as hy op sy centrestand gestaan het kon hy albei kante toe val.
Het jy n gedagte n mouter het hom omgestamp en toe raak hy aan die brand? Petrol by die overflow uitgelek met die omvalslag
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #51 on: June 05, 2012, 09:43:03 am »
Unreal.......good luck with the insurance.
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2012, 09:45:55 am »
From the photos it looks like the bike burnt mostly standing upright?

Still a very sad sight :(
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2012, 09:49:30 am »
If they are aftermarket spots,take them off asap and delete photos.

I was thinking the same thing. Insurance would love to find a reason to not pay out. Any electrical device that is not BMW approved/fitted will be considered as a modification and therefore if not declared at the time of insuring the bike, will probably be the small print that gets them out of paying.

Good luck, I really hope this ends well
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #54 on: June 05, 2012, 09:51:40 am »
Thanks guys. The bike fell over when the suspension collapsed and the rear tire burst.

The bike is a 1997 1100GS.
What spots?
« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 10:09:24 am by spyker »
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #55 on: June 05, 2012, 10:07:13 am »
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #56 on: June 05, 2012, 10:10:38 am »
In the eyes of the insurance, yes, if the spots have not been wired up proffesionally (which you will have to prove) then they could have caused the fire, or any other non standard electrical accessory.

Im playing devils advocate here and hope for your sake that Im wrong, but my experience with insurance companies is that YOU get shafted (not a BMW pun  :biggrin:). By not paying out, they make money and stay in business.
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2012, 10:13:29 am »
Simpatie, Spyker - dit is 'n hartseer gesig.

Die versekering sal moet bewys dat die spots die brand veroorsaak het - dinge het so bietjie verander sedert die CPA, en versekering kan nie meer onverwante redes aanvoer om nie te betaal nie. Ek dink jy sal OK wees.
 

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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #58 on: June 05, 2012, 10:19:04 am »
I've posted some new photos showing a hole in the bottom crankase!
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Re: My GS burnt out this morning...
« Reply #59 on: June 05, 2012, 10:27:46 am »
I dont see a photo showing a hole?
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