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yamaboy

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yamaboy says:

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I was thinking of buying a BMW r1000rr but a friend  has just had his engine seize ( big end / crank shaft ) something i haven't heard of before on a modern sports bike.Now i am hearing all kinds of bad problems with this machine. Should i part with my cash or not can you readers out their help me :unsure:

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norris

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norris says:

Don't

BMW have quite a few of their engines built in China? Plus I believe they source quite a few of their components from there.

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

The only thinng

I can offer is a friend had one, but it only lasted 6 months, more in the garage than out and even when it was out he hated it.

 

Too many problems with his and didn't gel with it.

 

I'm sure others will have better stories to tell tho

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yamaboy

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yamaboy says:

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the bike that seized has done 7000 miles and he bought it when they were first released.Now with the recall on the latest models it makes you think whats going on.

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

Are recalls happening more frequently??

I wonder if these constant quality issues and recalls have anything to do with manufacture and assembly of bikes / parts being moved to the cheapest manufacturing sources in China/ India etc? Lower manufacturing costs only work as long as that company doesn't get tarred with producing products of poor quality/ poor reliability.

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norris

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norris says:

Manufacturing

Many company's are sourcing components from China/India etc, and no matter what they say, quality is suffering. The Chinese/Indians aren't opening new metal foundry's just for overseas buyers So no matter what quality controls they may have where they produce engine components etc, the metalurgy is simply not as good as European.
I know someone who is in quality control for a well known automotive light bulb (used to manufacture here) suppliers. He says, entire batches of bulbs have simply exploded when current passed through. These were from India.


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yamaboy

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yamaboy says:

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thanks to everyone for replying . I have my deposit back for the HP4 and i will keep my reliable R1:smile

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