BMW K1 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly problems : 1.
fuel Tank Developed Very Large Leak And Drained Completely In Less Than 2 Hours. According To Dealer This Is Not An Unusual Occurrence For Type Of Bike At 10 Years Old. Luckly I Do Not Have Any Ignition Sources In Garage So No Fire Resulted. Leak Began After Placing Bike On Center Stand After Moving To Clean Garage. Full Tank Of ~5 Gallons Of fuel Was Eventually Spilled. Tank Is All Alluminum. Main Leak On Left Side Of Bike Directly Above fuel Injectors, Engine And Ignition Coils. Smaller Leak (paint Bubble) On Right Side Of Tank At Same Location. Leak Seems To Be A Result Of Corrorsion From The Inside Of The Tank Out, Possiably Following Weld Or Fold In Metal. If Failure Occurred In Closed Garage With Ignition Sources Fire/expolsion Could Result. If Failure Occured On Road fuel Would Leak Onto Rider Resulting In Serious Injury In Fire. Bike Is Completely “stock” And Unmodified. No Accidents Affecting Tank In History Of Ownership, However Rear Of Bike Damaged In Accident In 1991. Tank Currently Repaired With “jb Weld” And I Am Researching Other Repair Options.*ak
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):UNAVAILABLE. BMW K1 1990 problem was reported in WILLITS, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19900301. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. BMW K1 1990 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
Jan 04, 2002
1990 BMW K1 problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used BMW K1, driving a 1990 BMW K1, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly problems and defects.