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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-Mar-2019, 06:28 AM (519)
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My 2017 GSA has been down for as long as a half hour and didn't even smoke when re-started. I think the more critical issue is shutting it down as soon as humanly possible after it goes over.
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Spend the money and have it checked.

Whatever it costs you to have a good BMW tech check on the damage will most likely end up cheaper than any money spent as a result of a mis-diagnosis.
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Bump Start?

I have a 2010, which is the same motor, and i dont think its possible to bump start these engines.
I may have read somewhere that it is possible, but only if you are doing around 60 kph, and yes i have tried to do it.

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I've never felt the need to remove a plug after dropping the bike. That said, I do hit the kill switch before doing anything else. I doubt my bike has run on its side more than 15 seconds at a time.

The order of operations after a drop is something like

1) kill engine
2) laugh
3) grab camera and take pictures
4) [optional] remove helmet, gloves, and maybe jacket
5) lift the pig. If lucky I'm riding with someone who will help.
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I've never felt the need to remove a plug after dropping the bike. That said, I do hit the kill switch before doing anything else. I doubt my bike has run on its side more than 15 seconds at a time.

The order of operations after a drop is something like:

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Revisiting OP Vinny: Dropping at the reported 30mph can be a hard drop. Hope you are well? A compression test will diagnose valves/rings/cylinder...and piston travel//connecting rods. Oil analysis, the rest before the first wrench turns.

No one here wants to bust you balls, that's already self accomplished. Come back and let everyone know how it's going...
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The bike does not have a bank angle sensor. When the bike is on its side the oil pickups (one for lubrication, the other for cooling) may be sticking out of the oil and sucking air. If that goes on long enough bearings will be destroyed. How long is "long enough"? I don't know. When I drop my bike I make it a point to kill the engine ASAP.
I just picked up a lightly used 2017 GSA and there is no tip over sensor?
Im surprised? I have seen videos of crashed and in gear running bikes
stand right up and take off.
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Talked with the head mechanic at my dealer yesterday about this. He said once the bike was upright let it sit for 30 minutes before starting to give the oil time to drain back.

Also said no risk of starter bending a rod, that the sprag gear on the starter is the sacrificial/weak part. We were talking the 2018 bike here, so I do not know if this applies to the older models

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Also said no risk of starter bending a rod, that the sprag gear on the starter is the sacrificial/weak part. We were talking the 2018 bike here, so I do not know if this applies to the older models
That's smart of BMW and good to know. I'm more familiar with diesel tractor "tip-overs" and instant torque starters can definitely bend a hydrolocked connecting rod.
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