By: news (offline) Friday, 14 July 2017 @ 11:13 AM ICT (Read 902 times)
BMW is contacting owners of every R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure built between November 2013 and June 2017, asking them to have their motorcycles checked by a dealer. The campaign related to a possible issue with the fork tubes, specifically the potential for a gap to emerge between the fixed tube and the top seal plugs.
It follows an online campaign started by GS owners, after a number of cases where a stanchion separated completely from the motorcycle.
BMW Motorrad has determined during ongoing field observations that the fixed fork tube of the specified models can suffer damage due to unusual incidents with momentary high stress without the user noticing, reads the official BMW statement. ‘Subsequently, critical driving conditions cannot be rules out.’
By: Anonymous: Anonymous () Friday, 21 July 2017 @ 10:02 AM ICT
So, "Critical driving conditions" can occur ? That would be humorous except for the fact that people have DIED.
BMW sells junk these days. I wouldn't ride one if it was free. I see a lot of gullible fools buying BMW bikes, but people who know better ride other brands of bike. BMW is relying on the reputation it had decades ago, but the bikes BMW sells now are not deserving of the reputation BMWs of the past deserved.
By: news (offline) Friday, 21 July 2017 @ 10:40 AM ICT
BMW Motorrad said "It’s important to note that there are no known instances of this happening as a result of normal road use", if you have any information that suggest anything different please show use the information.
The BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure recall has two potential remedies: One – if your fork shows absolutely no signs of any gap having opened, nor of any resultant damage, then your dealer will fit a reinforcing collar. Two – if there is any evidence of a gap or damage, BMW will replace the fork with a new one, which has been modified, ensuring that the problem can’t redevelop.
Due to the rubber boot covering the point where stanchion meets fork plug, it’s not immediately obvious if there’s a problem.
Roll the rubber sleeve down, and the join is clearly visible. If you can see any hint of leaking fork oil, the fork could be damaged.
Use a feeler gauge to check the gap. The BMW dealers are instructed to check with a sub 0.2mm.