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    Transport Canada Recall # 2012404 - C600Sport

    Transport Canada Recall # 2012404
    BMW issued a recall on the C600 Sport Model
    On certain motorcycles, the fairing side panels can loosen and detach from the vehicle while it is traveling at very high speeds. A fairing panel separating from the vehicle could strike the rider or passenger,...
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    If a panel comes off from your bike at say 75 mph, how fast is panel going after one foot once it leaves your bike....not much damage to the rider but maybe the passenger. Just a thought.

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    My reply on the scooter time thread:

    Heh heh, "Warning, others may be hit by objects falling off your scooter". Great. Just great. Yugo's had this problem too.
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    Every race weekend race stewards and corner workers have to decide how much debris on the track constitutes a danger. Darn nanny state Canadians decided that when possible it shouldn't be dropped in the first place and black flagged the C.



    What a concept.
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    Didn't take real long for a recall
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    I was surprised at the recall. There are no corresponding recall in the UK, Australia (NZ covered by them) or the EU that I was able to find. They may come but right now it looks like the Transport Canada is taking the lead in this.
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    Canada taking the lead? Well, that is both surprising and refreshing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBKING View Post
    If a panel comes off from your bike at say 75 mph, how fast is panel going after one foot once it leaves your bike....not much damage to the rider but maybe the passenger. Just a thought.

    IBKING
    A very good question to ponder upon!

    Lets see, at 75 mph, the bike is also subject to great force of wind from the front. Upon panel ejection, the thrust (the force of drag) applied in the opposite direction would be the highest than 1 foot after ( ignoring the effects of gravity, which will pull it down). The panel is also traveling towards you in a decreasing velocity. Since the bike is traveling at high speed (75 mph), effects of decreasing velocity should be negligible as the passenger is next to the rider. However, the bike is still in a steady forward motion, thus the rider and passenger would hurt, albeit about the same in my opinion. It also depends on the weight of the panel ... Newtonian mechanics of momentum! ... to gauge the size of the injury. This would result in a bruise or cut.

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