I'd like a few more details on what the bike was revving at when it exploded
What were you doing when this happened? You clearly weren't riding the bikeTo be honest, glad to be alive, if I was at the explosion side of the bike (which is on the right side of the bike), I would be not writing this message.
This is very concerning, two reports from different parts of the world of the exact same failures, both with huge potential for injury to the rider.Россия. Владелец К1200С на скорости сегодня в дороге случился.
The reason became clear. The previous owner repaired the box and assembled it very poorly. BMW K1200S, 2007
You say they assembled it together again very poorly, do you have details on what how they screwed up? I don't know what you mean by "3 torx and one 10 wrench". It's reassuring to hear this it doesn't sound like some inherent flaw in the bike showing up after 15 years.Three torx bolts and one 10 wrench.
I don't see how using a 10mm bolt where bmw used a torx would cause the bike to fail, it only points to other potentially poor repairs. Do you think maybe the clutch nut came loose from not being torqued down right? This would make sense since the clutch is a relatively common job, but requires special BMW parts to torque down properly. The clutch nut coming loose could explain what's being seen here.
Thank you for posting and letting everyone know. Yours is the 3rd worldwide report in this thread of the same failure. I'm surprised more failures haven't been posted.I absolutely would, but it’s in pieces all over the road. I coasted about a mile trying to figure out what happened(and make it to the next exit). What’s in the pictures is all that’s left, only a couple tiny fragments were stuck to the inside of the cover, the rest is history.
I parked the bike, still idling, and did a complete walk around before I saw what happened. Until then, I had absolutely no clue why I had a great-running engine and 6 neutrals with a perfect clutch pull.
Can you provide even more higher resolution pictures... In the 3rd picture you posted, I can see some nicks on what I believe is the lagging edge of the clutch disk grabber things (no clue what the word is). You can see the same thing in OP's pictures.The third case. There was another one in Russia. The cause of the wrong repair basket
This opinion is shared by pretty much every mechanic. It's really true. Toyotas are reliable, but are as interesting to own and drive as flour. Japanese bikes are reliable and endearing in a way, but are seemingly made of wadded up aluminum foil. BMW bikes' faults are well known to this forum lolafter quite a few decades, I've learned that ALL cars and bikes are pieces of shit.