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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #140 on: July 27, 2017, 12:42:12 pm »
Ummm its not a shock, it has no damping abilities at all  :lamer:
Why does it have oil then?
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #141 on: July 27, 2017, 02:58:47 pm »
Ummm its not a shock, it has no damping abilities at all  :lamer:
Why does it have oil then?

Lubrication of the moving parts.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #142 on: July 28, 2017, 12:00:39 pm »
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #143 on: August 07, 2017, 04:53:31 pm »
Wie wag ook nog om hulle stanchions/bushes vervang te kry? Ek word al van 26 Junie af belowe voorraad uit Duitsland word "volgende week" verwag.....

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #144 on: August 07, 2017, 07:15:51 pm »
Wie wag ook nog om hulle stanchions/bushes vervang te kry? Ek word al van 26 Junie af belowe voorraad uit Duitsland word "volgende week" verwag.....
Selfde hier. Maar Bavarian was gaaf genoeg om intussen ander clamps op te sit sodat ek darem nog kan ry.
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #145 on: August 11, 2017, 02:31:04 pm »
I would like to know how many people are also being stuffed around by BMW.

Every time I phone Continental BMW in PE about bringing my bike in to have the stanchions done I get given a different story....
We don't know when we will get delivery of the parts from BMW SA,
BMW SA don't know when they will be receiving more parts from global BMW,
The manufacturer is struggling to get material to make the parts (WTF kind of kak excuse is that),
The bike needs to be with us so we can measure if there is any stanchion separation before we order the parts (even though all 2017 models will need to be replaced anyway  :o ).

Both the dealer principal and BMW SA were about as useful as a chocolate teapot when I ask them for info.

This definitely not the type of service I have come to like and expect from BMW.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #146 on: August 12, 2017, 10:36:07 am »
I would like to know how many people are also being stuffed around by BMW.

Every time I phone Continental BMW in PE about bringing my bike in to have the stanchions done I get given a different story....
We don't know when we will get delivery of the parts from BMW SA,
BMW SA don't know when they will be receiving more parts from global BMW,
The manufacturer is struggling to get material to make the parts (WTF kind of kak excuse is that),
The bike needs to be with us so we can measure if there is any stanchion separation before we order the parts (even though all 2017 models will need to be replaced anyway  :o ).

Both the dealer principal and BMW SA were about as useful as a chocolate teapot when I ask them for info.

This definitely not the type of service I have come to like and expect from BMW.

This sounds like crap service, but surely they have the stanchion bushes?  Take your bike in and let them measure.  If in spec, they should be able to fit the bushes in 45 minutes.  If out of spec that is another issue.  It seems stanchions are in short supply.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #147 on: August 22, 2017, 03:50:38 pm »
So...
After a few weeks of fighting and threatening the top brass at BMW SA, my bike has been booked in for the stanchion replacement next week.

Moral of the story, keep hassling your BMW dealership until they do it and don't be scared to phone the top brass.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #148 on: August 23, 2017, 09:33:01 am »
I think that some dealers have been overwhelmed by the task and are using any excuse to justify delays.
I am not directly affected, but my information is that BMW Motorrad SA is now supplying ready-modified stanchions for immediate exchange.
Getting stocks thereof took some time from Germany, which is why the collar kits and  were shipped out first.

I would suggest that your gripe is with the local dealer principal.
Some dealers actually bought aftermarket clamps to temporarily fit to the bikes of affected customers so they could continue riding while waiting for the official fix.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #149 on: September 08, 2017, 07:46:31 am »
Bmw Sandton still don't have stock but my bike is going for 10k service on Monday anyways. They said they will keep bike till they get parts if I can't ride with it and I will keep loan bike till I get my bike back  O0
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #150 on: September 12, 2017, 12:08:42 pm »
Bike has been collected (since promises of "next week" since June) to have the stanchions done. (BMW-on-Call nogal)   

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #151 on: September 12, 2017, 01:33:48 pm »
Bmw Sandton still don't have stock but my bike is going for 10k service on Monday anyways. They said they will keep bike till they get parts if I can't ride with it and I will keep loan bike till I get my bike back  O0

Mine was all done yesterday with my 10k service. lets hope and see
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #152 on: October 08, 2017, 03:56:47 pm »
Mine finally booked in at Bavarian on Wednesday.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #153 on: October 10, 2017, 03:58:36 pm »


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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #154 on: October 11, 2017, 08:18:47 am »


So do you think that tool comes from BMW germany as well?
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #155 on: October 11, 2017, 10:32:54 am »


So do you think that tool comes from BMW germany as well?

Not sure hey.
Mine was done 1 week after the recall and the first method since mine was not separating.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #156 on: January 01, 2018, 09:09:33 am »
Just bought a new GSA and before they would give it to me the front shocks/stanchions where replaced with new ones. Apparently doing this on all new bikes.
Spot welded and crimped around the entire circumference
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #157 on: January 03, 2018, 07:43:46 am »
Dit lyk kak... :sip:
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #158 on: January 03, 2018, 08:31:05 am »
Dit lyk kak... :sip:

That's not what you see.  The top end is normally covered by a rubber boot.  In the pic above the boot has been pulled back.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #159 on: January 03, 2018, 08:50:59 am »
Dit lyk kak... :sip:

Yes that pic is with the cover removed.
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