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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Paint Defect

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So my mechanic just completed the annual service on my bike and whilst the bike was being washed he noticed a small blemish in the paint on the RHS inner fairing. I went & picked up the bike and managed to easily peel quite a large amount of paint with not even a small amount of residue being left behind.

So I took the bike straight up to my nearest BMW dealer & they're puzzled as to what would have caused the issue. Waiting on hearing back about getting both side inner fairings replaced. Anybody had similar issues with paint? I've searched but can't find anyone with the exact issue I seem to have.
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This appears to be a manufacturing defect occasioned by poor surface preparation and/or contamination.

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This appears to be a manufacturing defect occasioned by poor surface preparation and/or contamination.
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Hey Guys,

So my mechanic just completed the annual service on my bike and whilst the bike was being washed he noticed a small blemish in the paint on the RHS inner fairing. I went & picked up the bike and managed to easily peel quite a large amount of paint with not even a small amount of residue being left behind.

So I took the bike straight up to my nearest BMW dealer & they're puzzled as to what would have caused the issue. Waiting on hearing back about getting both side inner fairings replaced. Anybody had similar issues with paint? I've searched but can't find anyone with the exact issue I seem to have.
You say " annual service " as in one year of ownership?

How many miles you have?

the reason I ask this, I had 1.5 years of ownership and 10k miles. My clear coat peeled off the front fender, and the upper fairing cowl. Dealer told me clear coat was not covered on warranty unless the defect was within the first 1000 miles. I got no new parts on that one.
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That's really bad. How do you wash the bike? Any chemicals used? High pressure washer? That will be warranty for sure.
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You're not alone. The paint job on this bike is pretty poor compared to my Kawasaki and previous Suzuki. Actually I think this is the poorest job I have ever seen from any manufacturer.

I took the left fairing off for an oil change and noticed the paint pealing from an edge near where you would put the frame slider. It is a little flap, but still stuck on there pretty solid. I just left it but I know a rag will catch it eventually.

Then I lowsided on the right side a few months ago and took the fairing off to repaint. There was yet another spot where paint was pealing, not related to the lowside. It was in the upper "scoop" area where the fairing meets the nose.

1 mid-fairing..unfortunate, but both??
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All the result of "environmentally friendly" water based paint. BMW really should spend the extra few dollars and add a clearcoat to the solid colours like they do to the metallics. And a little shot with the pressure washer will do this - but it can do the same to cars too. I agree this should be covered under warranty. If not, I have a set of bronze coloured tank sides from my R if you want to repaint them properly instead of shelling out for more of the same.
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You say " annual service " as in one year of ownership?

How many miles you have?

the reason I ask this, I had 1.5 years of ownership and 10k miles. My clear coat peeled off the front fender, and the upper fairing cowl. Dealer told me clear coat was not covered on warranty unless the defect was within the first 1000 miles. I got no new parts on that one.

This has me flabbergasted. Granted I haven't read the warranty coverage paragraph by paragraph, but as an ex-BMW (auto) US service manager, this is something that would have required manufacturer authorization, but would have been covered. Does the motorcycle warranty specifically exclude paint? The criteria used to be "defect in material or workmanship".

Who put these fingerprints upon my imagination?
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Its warranty. Unacceptable.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 03:53 PM
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The MY 2015 warranty provides:

"The following items are war-
ranted for defects in material and
workmanship only for the first
12 months:

Paint and powder coat finishes
Chrome"

(bulbs, 6 months; battery, 24)

I suspect other years are the same.

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