I have had my R18 less than a week. Went for a cruise today, the engine is blown. Left cylinder pouring black smoke and the valve train is playing the devils tattoo in the exhaust. Yikes. Calling the dealer tomorrow with the unhappy news.
It sounds weird, but you can’t worry about the little things in life. This is my fourth brand new BMW bike and I’m not worried at all about a resolution. The tow truck is on the way . It would have maybe made it to the dealer. I’m not stranded, nobody is dead and the police aren’t here.Love the OP's positive outlook given the situation, I don't think I'd be as calm about it...
I’m not sure about going to a modular design… the boxer engine is an old design and if only side is broken, that’s the side you fix . I’ve heard about this situation as well, the only difference is I’m reasonable. However, I’m not a gambling man but I may bet you I have a brand new bike tomorrow. This bike still smelled of the crateMy condolences to the OP. Not fun.
Looking forward to following this. BMW has gone to a mostly modular design. The transmission, for example, is not repairable; a complete new one is the fix for any problem. So I am very curious as to what their resolution is.
I seem to recall this issue happening to another owner. To the other owners dismay I believe they were just replacing the damaged side.
Thanks for sharing
you may have missed the previous; it was oil It was new oil so it was whitish smokeJut my thoughts.
Black smoke is from fuel. Blue is oil.
Injector stuck open, washed cylinder wall, piston lost lube and stuck which then stuck the rings....
I hope you get it back soon with no more hassle.
When I test drove one at MAX, the one next to it ran like crap. It even left a small puddle of gas on the ground. I took a picture.