on or around october 13, 2014 while riding the 2003 bmw r1200cl to work,my right saddlebag opened at 45mph. at first, i thought i had not latched it properly. when i pulled over, i found the locking mechanism had failed and there was no way of latching it. i "bungie corded" it closed and returned home to get my car. i've done some research on this failure and have found it's very common in this model range. it seems to always be the right saddlebag. http://www.chromeheads.org/discus/messages/9/279354.html?1142712328
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 54000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.
Bmw R1200 Cl 2003
Bmw Of North America, Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 17, 2013
tl* the contact owns a 2003 bmw r1200 cl motorcycle. the contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the latching mechanism of the saddle bag failed, causing it to open and release all of his belongings from the bag. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 20,000.
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.