Any rock or brick bouncing off of a work truck, or cement mixer can destroy this very fragile tank. I absolutely view this exp. tank as a normal maintenance replaceable item!
I have a "wait list" order at BeemerBoneYard right now for this part and even though my bike is coming back with this tank, I am definitely going to have a spare available.
In addition, I intend to build a "catcher's mask" around this tank, tank is very vulnerable!
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?...ght=alternator Gentleman from WI also had his BMW stuck in SLC for 3 months. Waiting for a K1300S alternator, alternator absolutely is not just a "obscure" part, BMW Parts really need to get their act together!
We Stanley Boys have been without "Gisele" for 5 months now, of course we're indignant!
My Son Seth (15) gets out of Junior High School on June 5 and we head off to Alaska for a month on "Gisele", stopping at a www.fjrforum.com rally on the way. I am going to post to the K1600 Forum in May and see what other vulnerable parts I may want to stockpile.
http://nafo.fjrrally.com/ Lucky for Seth and I we had "Lucy Liu" FJR to ride for the past 5 months.
I am a Union Pipefitter (now retired) and I worked five straight years in Alaska in the Eighties, riding either my BMW R80RT or my Harley-Davidson Shovelhead up to Pump Station #4 just North of the Atigun Pass. Might be smart to have necessary parts ready to ship.