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    Re: Oli’s Gen 4 RR

    I'm pleased you mentioned the wear rate of the front K3. I was initially disappointed in the front end feeling of the bike. I've just not gelled with it. I also have forks which are very clunky at low speeds. The front K3 scrubbed its edges off in around 1K miles - way before the back which is a first for me. I've now got M9s on and the difference is night and day. It just goes around corners now without any vague feeling or the front end wanting to wash out. The forks are still rattling like mad but it turns now! Either the front K3 is a poor road tyre or the fork issue really affects them, or a combination of both.
    Sadly I can confirm the M9s brilliant in the wet too.
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    Hi Oli
    Glad your forks are sorted now.
    Is there any chance you could post a video of your forks now there is no noise I can compare mine to please?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Oli’s Gen 4 RR

    Been into Bm today as I’ve got the fork knock and massive play on what seems like the cush drive rubbers, however I’m not so sure. They want to investigate but I want to get the end of the summer and let them worry about it over the winter. Is that wrong.. lol


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    Oli’s Gen 4 RR

    Quote Originally Posted by kev1 View Post
    Hi Oli
    Glad your forks are sorted now.
    Is there any chance you could post a video of your forks now there is no noise I can compare mine to please?
    Thanks.
    Thanks Kev

    I’m afraid I won’t be able to record anything, as as of this morning, Cannon have logged a rejection request on my behalf with BMW UK, on account of the issues I’ve had with my bike since collection day.

    With regard to the forks, if you can hear or feel ‘any’ clunking from the front end at all, when literally just rolling along at slow speed (like 10-15 mph), then I suspect your left hand fork leg will need replacing.

    @Skel if you have no other issues, then I personally would recommend waiting till the good weather is behind us before pursuing the replacement fork.

    For those who have been reading this ownership thread, I mentioned previously that 3 of the 4 brand new RR’s at Cannon had clunking forks, and they are all now awaiting replacements from BMW prior to sale.

    The reason I have ended up rejecting my bike, is that the arrangement I had made with Cannon was conditional on my receiving the bike in perfect working order.
    Unfortunately, due to the persistent oil leak, this is still not the case. Cannon want to do an investigation on the sump and advised me to leave the bike with them and allow them to proceed with the rejection process, as they didn’t want to release the bike with an oil leak, which is fair enough.

    To conclude this ownership thread, despite the issues I’ve experienced, the Gen 4 RR is an incredible bike. In road mode the compliance is superb and in Race Pro it feels like a genuine super-sports bike.
    I truly cannot fault the dynamics of the bike and am still firmly of the opinion that despite the track focus, it still works as a road bike, on account of its latest generation DDC suspension and the tremendous spread of power.
    However, I’ve been unlucky with my particular bike, which has put a downer on the ownership experience, and has resulted in me going from a Gen 3 that had ~ 63k miles on the clock, to a 2020 Gen 4 that had ~ 1,500 miles on it.

    I have to say that Cannon have been excellent through all of this. Without going into details, it’s the little touches like one of the sales team, who didn’t even sell me the bike, coming over to me to apologise for the issues I’ve experienced. Class. It’s things like that, that retains customers.
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    Re: Oli’s Gen 4 RR

    Hi Oli I was trying to send you a dm but can’t seem to do it on my phone lol

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    Too bad this can't be bought for cheap as a trackbike. As most of these are non-issues.
    Last edited by bmwbadboy; 9th September 2020 at 06:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev1 View Post
    Hi Oli I was trying to send you a dm but can’t seem to do it on my phone lol
    Hi Kev,

    No worries, I’ve deleted a few messages in my inbox (just incase that helps) and PM’d you

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    Re: Oli’s Gen 4 RR

    So what's next Oli?
    Last edited by oldwobbler; 9th September 2020 at 07:05 PM.
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    Re: Oli’s Gen 4 RR

    Quote Originally Posted by oldwobbler View Post
    So what's next Oli?
    +1, really sorry to read this Oli. Interested to know what you’re going for next?
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    Re: Oli’s Gen 4 RR

    Sorry to hear that you have had to reject the bike Oli. Thanks for all your posts, interesting as always.
    Are you going for a replacement or a refund?

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