I am so glad that I had the opportunity to do a number of ‘practiceruns’ over the last couple of months or so. I took the bike out for aspin whenever possible. After one of these I noticed some green liquiddripping down the front of the bike! There was a pin hole in theradiator. At closer inspection of the radiator it turned out that itwas pretty bend (see photo) and suffered some irreparable damage. (Wasn’t me!). A small part with a big price tag! Believe it or not, butthey cost more than NZ$500 at your friendly BMW dealer! But hey, thegood thing is that it happened now here in New Zealand and notsomewhere in Patagonia with no BMW dealer for the next 2,500km or so.