belt failure finally happened - BMW F800 Riders Forum & Registry



Remove this advertisement by REGISTERING.

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Points: 1,608, Level: 24

    Real Name
    pete
    Location
    lancs uk
    Joined
    May 2017
    Online
    1 Week Ago
    Posts
    10 / 0 / 0 / 0
    After 62,300 miles the inevitable finally happen .
    3km from the Dieppe ferry accelerating out of a roundabout and no drive in any gear. Luckily momentum carried me to the slope down into the port and I was able to roll all the way to passport control.
    A lucky end to an amazing 3,500 mile trip to the Portimao MotoGP.
    I say inevitable because I've been carrying a spare belt with me for the last year after seeing damage in one spot that looked like it could have been a stone trapped.
    Still almost 40000 miles more than bmw recommend .
    Will the replacement out last the rest of the bike. , Anyone with more than 124000 miles ???

  2. Thanks MGD109, Richard230 thanked for this post
    Likes Daboo, IanA, Mav617 liked this post
  3. Remove Advertisements
    F800Riders.org
    Advertisements
     

  4. #2
    Points: 1,608, Level: 24

    Real Name
    pete
    Location
    lancs uk
    Joined
    May 2017
    Online
    1 Week Ago
    Posts
    10 / 0 / 0 / 0
    Had to push the last few metres onto the ferry
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20211111_171133_1636649333302.jpg 
Views:	133 
Size:	2.95 MB 
ID:	374907   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20211111_171140_1636649358315.jpg 
Views:	121 
Size:	3.50 MB 
ID:	374909  

  5. Likes Oleran liked this post
  6. #3
    BoxerBits's Avatar
    Points: 2,761, Level: 34

    Real Name
    Nigel
    Location
    St. Neots, Cambs.
    Joined
    Apr 2019
    Online
    18 Hours Ago
    Posts
    382 / 0 / 0 / 0
    With luck like that I'd buy a ticket in this week's lottery.

    Might have been brown trousers moment if it had let go elsewhere.



    Sent from my moto g(8) power lite using Tapatalk

  7. Likes Richard230, Oleran liked this post
  8. Remove Advertisements
    F800Riders.org
    Advertisements
     

  9. #4
    Points: 9,557, Level: 67

    Location
    NA
    Joined
    Feb 2013
    Online
    1 Hour Ago
    Posts
    1,500 / 0 / 0 / 12
    You had 62,300 miles on a belt that was also damaged?
    To miss quote Dirty Harry “Do You feel Lucky?”
    “Get out and don’t come back until you’ve redeemed yourselves”
    Sister Mary Stigmata 

  10. #5
    Daboo's Avatar
    Points: 80,965, Level: 100

    Real Name
    Chris
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Joined
    Jun 2014
    Online
    Posts
    5,018 / 0 / 9 / 3
    Motorcycle
    '14 F800 GT
    I think the BMW change interval is 25,000 miles. I bought a new belt at that point, and just carried it around with me whenever I went out of the local area. I'm now past that BMW recommended change interval on the second belt.

    No, I don't have more than 124,000 miles, but I'm working on it.

    Chris
    Elnathan - 2014 BMW F800GT
    IBA# 49894 True Rounder = 0-20's - Rounder -- to -- 100's+ Red Hot Rounder

    John 14:6 

  11. #6
    Sundog52's Avatar
    Points: 9,186, Level: 66

    Real Name
    Geoff
    Location
    Birmingham in Alabama
    Joined
    Jul 2016
    Online
    1 Week Ago
    Posts
    441 / 0 / 0 / 0
    Motorcycle
    '13 F800 GT
    Motorcycle
    '94 R1100RS
    How are the sprockets faring? A close look at your photo has me curious
    Sundog 

  12. #7
    ZeeAviatrix's Avatar
    Points: 1,666, Level: 24

    Real Name
    Sophie
    Location
    Tuscumbia, AL
    Joined
    Feb 2020
    Online
    1 Week Ago
    Posts
    40 / 0 / 0 / 0
    Motorcycle
    '08 F800ST
    Motorcycle
    '08 F800ST
    Quote Originally Posted by rapiersurfer View Post
    After 62,300 miles the inevitable finally happen .
    3km from the Dieppe ferry accelerating out of a roundabout and no drive in any gear. Luckily momentum carried me to the slope down into the port and I was able to roll all the way to passport control.
    A lucky end to an amazing 3,500 mile trip to the Portimao MotoGP.
    I say inevitable because I've been carrying a spare belt with me for the last year after seeing damage in one spot that looked like it could have been a stone trapped.
    Still almost 40000 miles more than bmw recommend .
    Will the replacement out last the rest of the bike. , Anyone with more than 124000 miles ???
    You were smart to carry a spare one with you. Mine failed after 6,000 miles and I had to wait 5 weeks (with crazy shipping delays) to finally get a new one. It was painful not being able to ride during that time.

  13. #8
    Daboo's Avatar
    Points: 80,965, Level: 100

    Real Name
    Chris
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Joined
    Jun 2014
    Online
    Posts
    5,018 / 0 / 9 / 3
    Motorcycle
    '14 F800 GT
    With the supply chain issues we're all facing, it will pay to look ahead and buy what you need. I'm already looking at tires.

    Both the future increased price and the lack of availability will make having the items on hand, well worthwhile.

    Chris
    Elnathan - 2014 BMW F800GT
    IBA# 49894 True Rounder = 0-20's - Rounder -- to -- 100's+ Red Hot Rounder

    John 14:6 

  14. Likes Richard230, scf liked this post
  15. #9
    Points: 16,928, Level: 89

    Location
    Camp Springs, KY USA
    Joined
    Jan 2019
    Online
    17 Hours Ago
    Posts
    513 / 0 / 0 / 0
    Motorcycle
    '16 F800 GT
    Motorcycle
    '16 R1200RT
    Quote Originally Posted by Daboo View Post
    With the supply chain issues we're all facing, it will pay to look ahead and buy what you need. I'm already looking at tires.

    Both the future increased price and the lack of availability will make having the items on hand, well worthwhile.

    Chris
    Chris: Like you I was wondering about the tires supplies - so I ordered a set of Continental Road Attack 3's a couple weeks ago (my current favorite tire).

    The front tire was built a year ago.....the rear tire came from OEMcycle was 3.5 years old - so I sent it back. I ordered another one from American Moto Tire........it was 4.5 years old and I sent it back. I ordered one from Revzilla.....it was 4 years old and I sent it back. The next (and last) tire I ordered came from Northeast Cycle Shop and was built (1318) - which makes it 3.5 years old....but I am going to keep this one and use it, as it seems like the best I can get right now. The tire warehouses are out of tires, and Continental is shipping them older tires from their warehouse........not sure why Continental didn't rotate their stock years ago and sell the older ones first (they should have sold these tires years ago).

  16. Likes Richard230, ZeeAviatrix liked this post
  17. #10
    Richard230's Avatar
    Points: 305,112, Level: 100

    Real Name
    Richard
    Location
    Pacifica, California
    Joined
    Oct 2008
    Online
    3 Hours Ago
    Posts
    10,622 / 15 / 698 / 2031
    Thanks, Thumpin. That is good information to know. I always look at the manufacturing date of my new tires, but I bet many other people do not.
    Richard - Current bikes: 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2020 KTM 390 Duke, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior. 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •