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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 07:23:31 am »
I'm not sure how relevant this is in SA or if it's been dealt with but if I owned one I'd love for somebody to warn me, so here goes...

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/bmw-recalls-a-lot-of-bikes/26384.html
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 08:32:24 am »
Seeing as how the Yankees and Europeans have to post warnings on everything from teaspoons to tampons to protect people from themselves, this may or may not be a real issue.  If your 2003 model BMW hasn't broken by now, chances are it's not going to.
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 08:34:09 am »
Interesting, I had to replace mine 2years ago cracked right through. Wonder if I'll get a refund still got part and invoice 3k  .
 

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 08:34:43 am »
Ek weet van twee, altwee ouens op die forum, 2004 modelle dink ek.
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 11:15:21 am »
Interesting, I had to replace mine 2years ago cracked right through. Wonder if I'll get a refund still got part and invoice 3k  .

I replaced three rectifier/regulators on my 2008 DL 1000 before they recalled on that.  The guys at the Suzuki dealer as well as Suzuki, SA just looked at me as if I just rode the Strom from Venus to South Africa when I mentioned the possibility of the three refunds.   :patch:
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2015, 11:40:37 am »
I won't hold my breath then
 

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2015, 04:35:36 pm »
Rekon I must check my '07
 

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2015, 04:45:12 pm »
Lots of this evident on advrider.
 

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2015, 07:40:21 pm »

My friend, I undrstood your post very well, and meant no play on your words. Just that a hub cracking is the 1st step to a hub collapsing.

Jip.  No argument there.   I believe BMW in SA already started replacing yesterday.   A buddy's bike went to Donford for a service and got a new hub.

As I have said. frequently lately,  I wonder at what point the cost of recalls completely kids revenue?
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2015, 08:36:45 pm »
"Wheel hubs crack as a result of bolts being overtightened" This is BMW's excuse.

Then it would make more sense to stick to proper tightening torque figures.

Why replace all hubs with a stronger item?

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2015, 09:06:21 pm »
"Wheel hubs crack as a result of bolts being overtightened" This is BMW's excuse.

Then it would make more sense to stick to proper tightening torque figures.

Why replace all hubs with a stronger item?

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Explain please .What do you suspect ? I used their tables to torque a bolt on a break caliper and proceeded to twist it off 
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2015, 09:21:14 pm »
Butch, if a part broke because it was overtightened it is perhaps understandable. Then the right course of action is to let your service personnel have the correct tensioning
data for that specific item.
Why run the expensive route and beef up the part?

I'd say the torque was not to blame, but a weak part.
 

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2015, 09:28:55 pm »
Butch, if a part broke because it was overtightened it is perhaps understandable. Then the right course of action is to let your service personnel have the correct tensioning
data for that specific item.
Why run the expensive route and beef up the part?

I'd say the torque was not to blame, but a weak part.





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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2015, 09:40:34 pm »
Ok I have mailed out local BM crowd  lets see what transpires . I have no visible cracks on the wheel flange  but am going to do a dye test tomorrow 
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2015, 09:55:50 pm »
As far as I am concerned, this could have been a Ducati, Fiat, KTM or Moto Guzzi thread, I just find it interesting that the wrong torque is blamed, then they "improve" the part.

I would simply have reverted to the correct torque?

Obviously parts already damaged by the "incorrect torque specs" should be replaced in a call-back.
 

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2015, 09:58:37 pm »
Zactly and a few years ago it was the break disk mounting  :deal:
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2015, 05:58:29 am »
As far as I am concerned, this could have been a Ducati, Fiat, KTM or Moto Guzzi thread, I just find it interesting that the wrong torque is blamed, then they "improve" the part.

I would simply have reverted to the correct torque?

Obviously parts already damaged by the "incorrect torque specs" should be replaced in a call-back.

A large number of these bikes will have those bolts tightened by someone other than a BMW agent.   The owner,  or a non-OEM tire or brake company,  for instance.   It is questionable whether they would have done a proper torque.   We can't infer from the info we have that the specified torque settings used by BMW is incorrect.

That being said,  surely they could see,  at design,  this problem is a possibility?   
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2015, 05:59:37 am »
Let's just all buy KTM, then our problems will all be sorted, right? 😉

Then you'll have speedfines to worry about. Can't win hey? :imaposer:


Only if on one of the new "soft"  KTM's.   :lol8:
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