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Here are photos of some of the disasters that can happen with bad luck, bad maintenance or just plain stupidity. Enjoy!

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Results of a fairly standard R45 'Dropped Valve'

R45 piston photo

The dramatic results of an R100 'Dropped Valve'

R100 piston photo

R100RT rear drive splines - 100,000 + miles and you could shave with the splines

Rear wheel splines photo

The result of a dropped R80G/S hitting a kerb and almost ripping off a barrel. A testament to the old Boxer bottom end, 80,000 miles later the crankshaft has never been removed!

Bent Conrod

An Airhead collapsed gearbox bearing - the result of ignoring all the warning rumbles

Collapsed Gearbox bearing photo

A badly damaged R25 piston



R1100 Snapped Driveshaft

BMW R1100 Snapped Driveshaft

Alan McNulty's /5 Crankshaft

Broken /5 Crankshaft

Phil Holtom's R11 Rocker Cover

Damaged R100 Rocker Cover

About as close as you can get without destroying the gearbox

BMW gearbox bearing

Simon McCarthy's broken rocker shaft

BMW broken rocker shaft

Robert Ranson's R100R Driveshaft

Destroyed BMW R100R driveshaft

.....And the resulting damage

Destroyed BMW R100R driveshaft

Cam Follower - photo by Michael

Cam Follower photo

Worn Rear Diff - photo by Michael

Worn Rear Diff photo

Damaged Gear  - photo by Michael

Damaged Gear photo

Damaged Gear  - photo by Michael

Damaged Gear photo

Damaged Gear - photo by Michael

Damaged Gear photo

Worn Gear - photo by Michael

Worn Gear photo

Gearbox Bearing - photo by Michael

Gearbox Bearing photo

Holed Piston - photo by Michael

Holed Piston photo

Damaged Spark Plug - photo by Michael

Damaged Spark Plug photo

Broken Valve - photo by Michael

Broken Valve photo

Damaged Valve - photo by Michael

Damaged Valve photo

R1150R piston

R1150R piston

Badly damaged cam follower - photo by Gerard Stegeman

Cam Follower

Another dropped valve - photo by Benoit Bocquet

Dropped BMW Valve

R1100GS Driveshaft. Photo by Jerry Watts

BMW R1100GS driveshaft

David Makin's R69S conrod and piston

BMW R69S conrod & piston

Broken Oil Pump. Photo by Nick Greear

Broken Oil Pump

Broken Valve Seat. Photo by Rudi de Groot

Broken Valve Seat

Jerzy Awramiuk's broken cam follower

Broken Cam Follower

R1200 Rear Diff. Photo by Martin de Cayless

BMW R1200 Rear Diff

R27 Snapped Crank. Photo by Rob Roodnat

BMW R27 snapped crank

Broken Layshaft. Photo by Hubert Schabel

Broken Layshaft

R27 piston. Photo by Rob Roodnat

BMW R27 piston

Badly worn K1200LT Plugs. Photo by Dwayne Robichaud

Badly worn spark plugs

Collapsed Filter. Photo by James Watt

Collapsed Filter


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