Saturday, December 17, 2005

36,200 miles

Puerto Malaga, Peru

Accident (low speed) - dropped bike after exiting river

BMW engine guard pushed into right head, damaging cooling fins
Plastic valve cover guard broken
Cracked right valve cover
Bent one valve cover bolt, damaging rubber and metal grommets
Cockpit assembly mounting frame bent
Right side gas tank cowling forward fasteners snapped
Plastic windshield mounts broken
Windshield slightly damaged
Right front indicator lens broken

Note: The stock BMW engine guard provides little protection if bike is in motion when it falls. There is little support against impact from the front. It is effective if the bike topples from a stationary position. Not a great design.


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