More fun and games with BMW of late.
This time it is their panniers for the R1200GS/GSA that are the problem.
For some reason the recent versions of the panniers are a raw aluminium which start to corrode instantly.
The earlier versions don’t do this so it is something they are doing differently with the recent bikes.
After the 40 mile ride home from picking the bike up I washed it down, dried everything, including the panniers and top box but they had already started to corrode before I could get ACF50 on them.
I hate to think how they would look after a couple of years.
Loads of people are reporting the same problem.
The solution is to wrap them in vinyl, which I am going to have to do, although I’m more likely to sell them and get the something that don’t corrode (which is every other pannier on the market), but for them to corrode like this on the ride home from picking up the bike is pretty shite.
None of the other panniers do it and BMW are entirely disinterested in fixing the problem and deny it is a problem.
Bahnstormer also haven’t been interested in helping out- actually to be correct they offered to try to polish it out and apply ACF50, which I’ve already done.