Well, you guy's just aren't going to believe this
Well, you guy's just aren't going to believe this.
Bran new bmw K1200LT with 2,876 miles on the clock.
Running thru the Smokey Mts. this brisk Sunday afternoon and what happens.
Car pulls up beside me and they yell out of the window (you Jap piece of S--- bike is on fire). I think to my self, oh yeal? They go on by laughing, and I think to myself, (bad joke). A car behind me rulls and starts blowing there horn, about this time I'm getting pretty pissed with society. I take my left hand off of the bar's to motion them on around, and whamo, the bike locks up and I just about do a flip off of the bike. I finally get it under control, and straight, and she stops right in the middle of the road. I get off and the damn thing is on fire. The rubber gasket, between the drive shaft and the final drive hub, I guess you might call the thing, was on fire, and I do mean on fire. If I were not 25 yards from the river that runs thru the mountains, the damn thing would of burnt down right then and there. A kid had one of those large plastic mugs with them and ran down to the creek and got some water and we thru it on it a couple of times. The final drive hub was terribly hot. We tried to move it off of the road, but it was locked up. Actually, at first I thought that it was the brakes that locked up. But I finally got my composure, with all of the traffic stopped and finally got the clutch pulled in and some help in pushing it off of the road. It rolls good with the clutch pulled in or out of gear in neutral. Start it up and put it in gear and it will not budge. Has to be the final drive, right. Tell me what you think.
Had to of ruined the brake rotar, rear tire, rear wheel, bottom of the right side case, hoses and wiring just above the rotar, and god only knows what else. Just got the bike out of the shop on saturday from having the rear tire changed to get those slick a-- metz tires off of the thing, now this. What next. Also, if you think that it is the final drive, what do I need to make sure that goes on the bike to ensure that this does not happen again. I know that ive been long winded, but I am really wound up tight about all of this.
2007 (Silver) R1200RT
2010 R1200GSA (Gertrude)