What is it? you ask. Answer: It’s a piece of crappy plastic “acting” as a gas tank.
Yes, the gas tank on my 2009 BMW F650GS has cracked AGAIN. It’s the second time in three months. The first time it was actually leaking fuel, this time it’s a deep crack that soon will be leaking fuel. What makes it even worse is that the cracking problem is a common occurrence with the BMW F-series bikes, the F650GS and the F800GS. To quote one of the people working at the local dealer, “it’s a known national, and worldwide problem.”
Why doesn’t BMW Motorrad fix the cause of the problem??? Either change the material, or the manufacturing process, whichever it is that is causing the tanks to crack. I am very frustrated, especially because aside from this ongoing problem, it’s a great bike.
I am leaving for Taos next week; I hope they manage to fix my bike before then!