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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2015, 08:02:46 am »
Just a thought here

The bolts on the rear wheel is supposed to be tourqued @ 60Nm

If the dealer mechanics know that and do not overtighten the bolts, (which I doubt), would BMW be accountable for for this problem?



The fault doesn't occur around the wheel bolts and has nothing to do with them being overtightened.

The cracks are around the rear brake disk bolts.  Will post a pic a little later.

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2015, 08:07:47 am »
http://www.wheels24.co.za/BikesQuads/Global-BMW-bikes-recall-Is-yours-one-20150330

Recall expected to start 21 April according to attached article.

Interesting the original Visordown article indicated:  The recall applies to R and K series motorcycles produced between November 2003 and April 2011

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/bmw-recalls-over-300000-bikes/26384.html#ixzz3VwNEDTcX

yet the link above on Wheels24 gives the manufacture dates for the "R" series as: 2005-10 R1200GS and R1200RT 2006-10 R1200GS Adventure

........... the difference in the amount of bikes that should be recalled between 2010 & April 2011 would be substantial....?

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2015, 08:47:14 am »
I guess the HP2's are included in this...
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2015, 10:13:30 am »
Spoke to Bavarian yesterday, they are still not "officially" aware of any recalls and have not started anything.
 

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2015, 10:21:31 am »
This is the issue.... posted in 2009 on ADV Rider... ::) ::)

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2015, 10:38:39 am »
This is the issue.... posted in 2009 on ADV Rider... ::) ::)



That one crack on the left is where the wheel bolts go in.

I doubt if I have this issue on my bike.

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2015, 11:10:52 am »
This is the issue.... posted in 2009 on ADV Rider... ::) ::)



That one crack on the left is where the wheel bolts go in.

I doubt if I have this issue on my bike.

Whoza recall  :thumleft:

Free parts  :thumleft:

Maybe I should clarify my earlier statement.

Cracks and breakages usually occur on the disk bolt holes, like this one.



However, you may find cracks on the older flanges, like this one.



These are usually on the older flanges with the steel inserts like these for the wheel bolts.



Later flanges were manufactured like this without the inserts and I do not recall ever seeing any wheel bolt holes with cracks in these.



The new replacement flanges will most likely look like this. (they should however be a little cleaner!  :biggrin: )
These are steel and not aluminium.

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2015, 11:18:05 am »
So it is likely they used aluminium to lessen the weight of the bikes and now wear & tear have caught up with the decision

I bought a replacement part for my one mirror (the base that goes on the handlebar and which the mirror stem screws into)

The replacement was also steel and the original was aluminium that tore after I fell in the sand
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2015, 03:41:05 pm »
mine is cracked through the middle of the splines
 

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2015, 09:25:03 pm »
Awesome!  Mine is the steel one already 
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2015, 07:11:06 pm »
no cracks  :deal: but when my bike goes up on its center stand this time of the evening  and I use this language even my dogs go  hide away . How did BM fuck this up   :patch:
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #51 on: April 01, 2015, 07:37:07 pm »
no cracks  :deal: but when my bike goes up on its center stand this time of the evening  and I use this language even my dogs go  hide away . How did BM fuck this up   :patch:

That usually takes lots of carefull planning  :biggrin:

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #52 on: April 01, 2015, 10:37:19 pm »
Replaced two of those in 7 years Total cost R6800.00 labour excluded Owners are the unpaid R&D testers of this machines
 

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2015, 07:04:08 am »
Replaced two of those in 7 years Total cost R6800.00 labour excluded Owners are the unpaid R&D testers of this machines

I understand your frustration.   I replaced three regulator/rectifiers + 1 stator fried due to r/r failure + 2 batteries at a cost of R9500 in 3 years on my 2008 Suzuki DL1000 before they recalled for the r/r.   Suzuki SA representatives actually laughed in my face when I enquired about refunds.

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #54 on: April 02, 2015, 03:09:06 pm »
Just had a peek and saw the cracks  :xxbah: So the 07's definately affected  :patch:
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2015, 09:53:26 pm »
Awesome!  Mine is the steel one already 

Also checked mine today and I'm also in the clear, my bike was built in August 2010
 

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2015, 08:59:55 am »
It's Official according to Wheels 24.
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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2015, 03:43:33 pm »
I went to Bavarian today to have a front tyre fitted after the trip up from the WC. They checked on the system for me and my 2011 GS does not have a recall on the flange and the fuel pump.

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #58 on: April 15, 2015, 12:44:26 pm »
Had mine replaced two years ago with a steel unit as a good will claim. It warped my disc when riding through water after descending a mountain pass.
BMW said it was a manufacturing defect and I got some financial help from them.
I did not check for cracks though.
 

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Re: Bmw recall
« Reply #59 on: April 16, 2015, 12:22:29 pm »
So are the local dealers aware of this yet? When can I take my GS in to have the alu unit swopped for steel?
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