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But I thought the 1200 is an Enduro?
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AMZ, your questions are fair. Problem is that the media releases from BM do not support your questions. If that is the case, they can mos clearly state that they are investigating the scope of this problem. Thats what responsible and caring businesses do.

Your question are valid, but i dont think its echoed by BM, especially given their prior denials? Do you think?

As far as I am aware BMW SA has not made any media releases yet.   It will be interesting to see what happens in the next few weeks,  or months.....  or never.
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AMZ I really hope that BMW does not tell you that one day when something on your bike does go...
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I  somehow wonder how the BMWs got so popular after the long way round because they had many problems with the rear suspension and I believe that is still true to this day........if everyone complained I am sure things would change but that doesn't happen.
 

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Read about this problem on some website about 2 years ago Done my own mod to assist the Hella plastics That plastic fuel quick coupler can also snap I ride with a spare under seat The spider on the rear disc cracked right through on two of the five mounting points Not a BMW problem, sorry you dont service the bike with us so no goodwill Pay R3890 for a replacement(now with a different part number)
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I'd really love to see if we can get info on what exactly the recall-repair will do.....
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« Reply #69 on: January 13, 2014, 09:12:52 pm »
Ja maybe we can do a pooratech version of it
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Good morning gentlemen sorry to respond so late I have a solution for the flange leak I have had a couple of them coming  through the door of my previous dealership
I have had approximately 10 incidents where I have seen the flange leaking over the past few years I have developed a ring for the flange and even if it is leaking the ring stops the problem you can also use it as preventative maintenance contact me on 0721523229 if you need assistance 
 

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Good morning gentlemen sorry to respond so late I have a solution for the flange leak I have had a couple of them coming  through the door of my previous dealership
I have had approximately 10 incidents where I have seen the flange leaking over the past few years I have developed a ring for the flange and even if it is leaking the ring stops the problem you can also use it as preventative maintenance contact me on 0721523229 if you need assistance 

Great first post - extending a helping hand  :thumleft:
Pics of the fix would be great.
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Good morning gentlemen sorry to respond so late I have a solution for the flange leak I have had a couple of them coming  through the door of my previous dealership
I have had approximately 10 incidents where I have seen the flange leaking over the past few years I have developed a ring for the flange and even if it is leaking the ring stops the problem you can also use it as preventative maintenance contact me on 0721523229 if you need assistance 

Does it looks like this?


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Before I carry on let it be known that I am a BMW fanatic when it comes to the 2 wheel machines!  Recently I had my R 1200 RT, 2005 model serviced for it's 50 000 km service. The feul gauge monitor device in the tank also needed replacing as it went dud shortly before I took it for the service. On completion at the BMW dealer I road the bike home over a distance of approximately 200 km.  The next morning I discovered that the bike had a feul leak and contacted the dealer.  Long story short - they sent out a mechanic and had the bike recovered and the problem fixed at no cost. The service received from them was as expected.
I thought at the time that I was an isolated case but not 2 weeks later I read in a News 24 article that BMW America had 50 000 BMW bikes recalled for the exact same reason my bike developed it's feul leak. This is a known situation to BMW SA that this problem does exist and that most BMW models are affected within the 2005 - 2011 model range. There is a small possibility that bikes in this year model range can develop this problem.  According to te article the situation was rectified on models after the year 2011.
I am posting this to make everyone aware of the fact and be well informed. Thanks.   
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Before I carry on let it be known that I am a BMW fanatic when it comes to the 2 wheel machines!  Recently I had my R 1200 RT, 2005 model serviced for it's 50 000 km service. The feul gauge monitor device in the tank also needed replacing as it went dud shortly before I took it for the service. On completion at the BMW dealer I road the bike home over a distance of approximately 200 km.  The next morning I discovered that the bike had a feul leak and contacted the dealer.  Long story short - they sent out a mechanic and had the bike recovered and the problem fixed at no cost. The service received from them was as expected.
I thought at the time that I was an isolated case but not 2 weeks later I read in a News 24 article that BMW America had 50 000 BMW bikes recalled for the exact same reason my bike developed it's feul leak. This is a known situation to BMW SA that this problem does exist and that most BMW models are affected within the 2005 - 2011 model range. There is a small possibility that bikes in this year model range can develop this problem.  According to te article the situation was rectified on models after the year 2011.
I am posting this to make everyone aware of the fact and be well informed. Thanks.   

I doubt that your fuel leak was related to this recall.  I may be, but since they replaced your fuel strip the day the leak started, my guess is that the mechanic who replaced the fuel strip on your bike, twisted the O-ring that seals the "cap" that they removed to replace the fuel strip.   This "cap" contains the flange that is responsible for the recall, as well as the contact plug for the fuel strip.  It is almost like a bigger canned fruit bottle cap.  A bit of a silly design as it screws down on the 0-ring and can easily cause the O-ring to twist and leak.   
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AMZ, your questions are fair. Problem is that the media releases from BM do not support your questions. If that is the case, they can mos clearly state that they are investigating the scope of this problem. Thats what responsible and caring businesses do.

Your question are valid, but i dont think its echoed by BM, especially given their prior denials? Do you think?

As far as I am aware BMW SA has not made any media releases yet.   It will be interesting to see what happens in the next few weeks,  or months.....  or never.

BMW dudes in the conference room:

"We have a situation there in the US of A: Someone may have one of those nasty little fuel leaks and might be suing our valued back sides off claiming to be traumatised for life by some petrol on his pants."
"What are we going to do?"
"Recall al affected bikes and fix them for free. That's cheaper than a law suit."
"What about South Africa?"
"Ah screw he South Africans. They will bitch on the WD forum for three days and then revert to singing the usual hosanna BMW hosanna."

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The motor vehicle manufacturers may get ordered to issue recalls in the USA. They sometimes will recall proactively to prevent the bad publicity connected to a recall order.
Down here? I don't think so :-\ If you're lucky they will fix for free.

Unless they get enough bad publicity and complaints to make a recall less damaging than the head in the sand approach :-\
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Good morning gentlemen sorry to respond so late I have a solution for the flange leak I have had a couple of them coming  through the door of my previous dealership
I have had approximately 10 incidents where I have seen the flange leaking over the past few years I have developed a ring for the flange and even if it is leaking the ring stops the problem you can also use it as preventative maintenance contact me on 0721523229 if you need assistance 

Great first post - extending a helping hand  :thumleft:
Pics of the fix would be great.

+1  :thumleft:
Did some nice distance after the HP2 gathering at Koedoeskloof in Dec' 13 - Tankwa, Oasis back to Gouda.
Sunday, 29-12 I leave for CT. As I leave Gouda, there it is: the smell of petrol!!
Discovered the flange leaking on Monday morning.
Back at home, the BMW techie new exactly what was wrong when I merely mentioned fuel leak!
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I stand corrected.

It was 12 days and four pages.

Hosanna BMW hosanna!

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Good morning gentlemen sorry to respond so late I have a solution for the flange leak I have had a couple of them coming  through the door of my previous dealership
I have had approximately 10 incidents where I have seen the flange leaking over the past few years I have developed a ring for the flange and even if it is leaking the ring stops the problem you can also use it as preventative maintenance contact me on 0721523229 if you need assistance 

Great first post - extending a helping hand  :thumleft:
Pics of the fix would be great.

+1  :thumleft:
Did some nice distance after the HP2 gathering at Koedoeskloof in Dec' 13 - Tankwa, Oasis back to Gouda.
Sunday, 29-12 I leave for CT. As I leave Gouda, there it is: the smell of petrol!!
Discovered the flange leaking on Monday morning.
Back at home, the BMW techie new exactly what was wrong when I merely mentioned fuel leak!


And was it done as a recall/warranty fix???
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I just had my bike serviced and told them about this problem on my 2008 Adv with 11000km on
they fixed it as a recall...
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