FD Failure-You guys know this guy?
From the MTF forum and was posted 1 Sept at 0146. The ride mentioned was a B2B.
"Chuck Taylor had a problem. He stopped at the Gastrak on the way north to drop off a 'package'. When he pulled out of the station, and hit the entrance ramp for I-29, he stopped. Tom and I were wondering, but then he got back on the bike and slowly moved off. He came back with 2 other riders, with his 4-ways on and moving slowly. As he had pulled out of the station, he felt his rear wheel shimmy. When he grabbed it he could move it back and forth. Another BMW Final Drive bit the dust. But he was going to finish the ride if he had to push the bike across the border and back.
After unsatisfactory calls to BMW Motorad and the BMW MOA service people, he was not a happy camper. The closest BMW dealer is Moon Motors, in Monticello, MN. After discussion, which unsuccessfully included finding a U-Haul dealer so we could get a trailer to tow behind my cage, he made arrangements with a towing service out of Grand Forks, ND. They would pick up him and the bike, and transport both to Grand Forks. Chuck would get flights out to TX, and the towing company on Tuesday would tow the bike to Moon Motors. Chuck will be making decisions on disposition after that. He may bring one of his trailers to MN, and tow the bike home himself.
Chuck had some choice words for the situation, like never drinking Kool-Aid again. He had 9,070 miles on his '07 K1200GT when it failed."