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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2017, 01:28:50 pm »
There will be a re-call on all K50 & K51 fork stanchions, was at Donfords this morning and they (BMW) are issuing a press release today I believe. They will be fitting a press on stainless steel collar to strengthen the top crimp. This is just a precaution as it seems to only be an issue on guys that abuse/ride hard off-road and even  then not all. :deal: :ricky: When you take your bike in for a service they will do the up-grade for free.

That is in fact not a recall, although it should be

It is merely a service bulletin ,

Anyone that received a permanent fix for theirs? From BMW. I know Rumbux already has a fix
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2017, 02:33:34 pm »
There will be a re-call on all K50 & K51 fork stanchions, was at Donfords this morning and they (BMW) are issuing a press release today I believe. They will be fitting a press on stainless steel collar to strengthen the top crimp. This is just a precaution as it seems to only be an issue on guys that abuse/ride hard off-road and even  then not all. :deal: :ricky: When you take your bike in for a service they will do the up-grade for free.

That is in fact not a recall, although it should be

It is merely a service bulletin ,

Anyone that received a permanent fix for theirs? From BMW. I know Rumbux already has a fix

The issued a recall and will probably start fitting the fixes from tomorrow onward.  I have seen the Rumbux solution.  It looks great, but why would anyone pay for the fix?

I have received a SMS from Sandton Motorrad Service department saying that all 2013 to2017 R1200GS and R1200GSA owners should urgently book their bikes for a critical safety check.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2017, 03:21:41 pm »
Spoke to Bavarian today. They reckon one can immediately bring the bike in for a check and possible replace of the stanchions. But, the long term fix (addition of the BMW clamp) will only start somewhere in July, when SA receives stock of the component that is to be retrofitted.

So for now, just a safety check. When stock arrives of the part, owners will be contacted and work scheduled for the retrofit.
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2017, 03:35:42 pm »
There will be a re-call on all K50 & K51 fork stanchions, was at Donfords this morning and they (BMW) are issuing a press release today I believe. They will be fitting a press on stainless steel collar to strengthen the top crimp. This is just a precaution as it seems to only be an issue on guys that abuse/ride hard off-road and even  then not all. :deal: :ricky: When you take your bike in for a service they will do the up-grade for free.

Can I see the recall please. I have only seen the service bulletin. Huge difference

That is in fact not a recall, although it should be

It is merely a service bulletin ,

Anyone that received a permanent fix for theirs? From BMW. I know Rumbux already has a fix

The issued a recall and will probably start fitting the fixes from tomorrow onward.  I have seen the Rumbux solution.  It looks great, but why would anyone pay for the fix?

I have received a SMS from Sandton Motorrad Service department saying that all 2013 to2017 R1200GS and R1200GSA owners should urgently book their bikes for a critical safety check.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2017, 04:29:21 pm »
Spoke to Bavarian today. They reckon one can immediately bring the bike in for a check and possible replace of the stanchions. But, the long term fix (addition of the BMW clamp) will only start somewhere in July, when SA receives stock of the component that is to be retrofitted.

So for now, just a safety check. When stock arrives of the part, owners will be contacted and work scheduled for the retrofit.

Thanks OomD.  Makes a bit more sense.

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2017, 04:39:40 pm »
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2017, 02:08:42 pm »
There will be a re-call on all K50 & K51 fork stanchions, was at Donfords this morning and they (BMW) are issuing a press release today I believe. They will be fitting a press on stainless steel collar to strengthen the top crimp. This is just a precaution as it seems to only be an issue on guys that abuse/ride hard off-road and even  then not all. :deal: :ricky: When you take your bike in for a service they will do the up-grade for free.

That is in fact not a recall, although it should be

It is merely a service bulletin ,

Anyone that received a permanent fix for theirs? From BMW. I know Rumbux already has a fix

The issued a recall and will probably start fitting the fixes from tomorrow onward.  I have seen the Rumbux solution.  It looks great, but why would anyone pay for the fix?

I have received a SMS from Sandton Motorrad Service department saying that all 2013 to2017 R1200GS and R1200GSA owners should urgently book their bikes for a critical safety check.

Where did they issue a recall? I only saw the service bulletin
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2017, 02:16:01 pm »
There will be a re-call on all K50 & K51 fork stanchions, was at Donfords this morning and they (BMW) are issuing a press release today I believe. They will be fitting a press on stainless steel collar to strengthen the top crimp. This is just a precaution as it seems to only be an issue on guys that abuse/ride hard off-road and even  then not all. :deal: :ricky: When you take your bike in for a service they will do the up-grade for free.

That is in fact not a recall, although it should be

It is merely a service bulletin ,

Anyone that received a permanent fix for theirs? From BMW. I know Rumbux already has a fix

The issued a recall and will probably start fitting the fixes from tomorrow onward.  I have seen the Rumbux solution.  It looks great, but why would anyone pay for the fix?

I have received a SMS from Sandton Motorrad Service department saying that all 2013 to2017 R1200GS and R1200GSA owners should urgently book their bikes for a critical safety check.

Where did they issue a recall? I only saw the service bulletin

You are correct. 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2017, 02:26:41 pm »
Spoke to Bavarian today. They reckon one can immediately bring the bike in for a check and possible replace of the stanchions. But, the long term fix (addition of the BMW clamp) will only start somewhere in July, when SA receives stock of the component that is to be retrofitted.

So for now, just a safety check. When stock arrives of the part, owners will be contacted and work scheduled for the retrofit.

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2017, 09:08:20 pm »
Picture of the fix -

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2017, 05:39:07 am »
Seems it is now a recall and no longer a service bulletin?

http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/bikes/bmw-recalls-r1200-gs-for-suspension-problem-9993846
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2017, 08:34:28 am »
Anyone that received a permanent fix for theirs? From BMW. I know Rumbux already has a fix

Wow!  Huge respect for the guys at Rumbux.  The have announced that, since BMW now did come forward with a fix, they are canning the production of their product and will not sell them anymore either.  They will also refund anyone who has bought their product and would like to return it so BMW can fit their fix. 

Hats off and a deep bow to the Rumbux lads!
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2017, 05:02:53 am »
Another aftermarket fix:



Not pooratech by any means (US$150) but seriaasly tough!

I read a post on ADVriders by an aircraft engineer regarding defects:

"Having been an aircraft accident board member in both the military and at a major airline, I can say without hesitation that a known defect does not manifest itself into a critical component failure in every machine. In all incidents/accidents I've investigated that were a result of mechanical failure, once a defect is discovered and analyzed, mechanical or aerospace engineers designed a "fix" or established new inspection/maintenance procedures. And in all cases, operating limitations were established if a complete grounding was not warranted until the "fix" could be installed."

So, if this is what aircraft manufacturers do, I guess it is reasonable for a motorcycle manufacturer to do the same... except they haven't issued operating limitations such as "tar roads only under 120km/hr"...?!  What too about new bikes on the floor being sold - any warning to buyers as to when the "fix" will be done?

If I were an affected customer, I would certainly be wanting new stanchions fitted together with the "fix."
Now lets see what the 2018 model fork stanchions look like!
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2017, 09:07:05 am »
Hi All, I have the official BMW Fork Stanchion Service Campaign. I will post just now for you all to see and read, thanks.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2017, 09:25:03 am »
Last one.
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2017, 09:51:14 am »
Thanks Alan.   :thumleft:
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2017, 10:07:25 am »
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2017, 10:13:37 am »
Now can stop worrying about this k@k and go ride the living $hit out my GS A....after all the guards, etc being installed also today    :dousing:
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2017, 10:22:37 am »
I have a cost effective fix for BMW.
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