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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2017, 10:52:53 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 #41 on: June 29, 2017, 10:54:53 am »
Auto Alpina Boksburg where I bought my bike.
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2017, 11:54:52 am »
Auto Alpina Boksburg where I bought my bike.
Thanks. Interesting that they already have parts available to perform the fix... unlike Bavarian Centurion which indicated it should be available in SA from about mid July onwards.
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2017, 11:58:50 am »
Auto Alpina Boksburg where I bought my bike.
Thanks. Interesting that they already have parts available to perform the fix... unlike Bavarian Centurion which indicated it should be available in SA from about mid July onwards.

Got to say the service I get from that dealership is awesome.   Bloody good price on trade in as well (compared to all other dealers, not to trash any)

Might be out of stock by now though
"I would suggest booking it in for tomorrow as they are running out of clamps for the campaign."
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #44 on: June 30, 2017, 11:13:40 pm »
Might be wrong (know zit about technical stuff) but found this on facebook and the fix seems to be more than just a clamp over the top?

Apparently, it's what BMW send to dealers (according to the post, not me).  If right, seems decent, no?
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2017, 09:20:39 am »
I believe that is the tool that is used to press the bush onto the stanchion.
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2017, 08:35:53 am »
Took my LC in Umhlanga BMW yesterday and they told me not to ride the bike. They are waiting for spares that should be here during next week.
Never been on gravel.  15000kms on clock
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2017, 11:14:15 am »
Anyone got any pictures of what the fix looks like?

 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #48 on: July 07, 2017, 07:00:40 am »
Someone please give me the latest correct info.

My Brother in law has just bought a 2015 1200GS and i want to make sure he gets the right info so that he can confidently come riding off road terrain with us on 990's,1190's, S10's

Bike still has the stock non braced suspension tops

I would hate for him to have accident because of something that could of been avoided.
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #49 on: July 07, 2017, 07:38:13 am »
I suppose different countries have different rules and legalities, but according to ADVRider many delers in US are not delivering any new bikes, as they need to have the fix applied first. Also, this has apparently changed form a "service bulletin" in the US to a "Recall". I'm sure the difference is only in the legality, etc, as it is the same fix that is applied (as per Krokonoster's photo).

I still ride my GSA every day, commuting to work with it. But I'll avoid the gravel for now until I have the fix done. Senseless, I know, as I (and hundreds of others) went to the GS Trophy weekend and had a ball.
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #50 on: July 07, 2017, 09:26:38 am »
Someone please give me the latest correct info.

My Brother in law has just bought a 2015 1200GS and i want to make sure he gets the right info so that he can confidently come riding off road terrain with us on 990's,1190's, S10's

Bike still has the stock non braced suspension tops

I would hate for him to have accident because of something that could of been avoided.

The bike needs to go for a check by BMW.
They will tell him if his bike is suffering from the issue, i.e. ride and wait till we have the fix available, or stop riding immediately.
The safety check is likely to find two things:
-  No problems, but the fix will be done once parts are available.
-  Problem started.  The bike needs new fork stanchions and the fix.
The BMW dealer will communicate the above to the owner.
It is easy to keep an eye on them anyway.  Just roll the rubbers down on the stanchions, or cut them off and then watch for a gap developing.

I ride my GS on a daily basis.  I will take it for the check tomorrow.
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2017, 12:50:28 pm »
With corporate entities aware of the brand damage that something like this can do, I am amazed that BMW have reacted in such a low - key manner. They know that they will be taken to the cleaners if they are deemed to have a bad attitude that results directly in a serious injury or death of a biker. I must therefore assume that they have fone a risk assessment and think their response is appropriate. I will however keep checking fir myself.............just.....in....case...!

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #52 on: July 07, 2017, 01:22:41 pm »
The question I have is why do the have press fitted end caps on there stanchions instead of screw caps which is way better????  :peepwall:  :peepwall:
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #53 on: July 07, 2017, 02:43:31 pm »
Someone please give me the latest correct info.

My Brother in law has just bought a 2015 1200GS and i want to make sure he gets the right info so that he can confidently come riding off road terrain with us on 990's,1190's, S10's

Bike still has the stock non braced suspension tops

I would hate for him to have accident because of something that could of been avoided.

The bike needs to go for a check by BMW.
They will tell him if his bike is suffering from the issue, i.e. ride and wait till we have the fix available, or stop riding immediately.
The safety check is likely to find two things:
-  No problems, but the fix will be done once parts are available.
-  Problem started.  The bike needs new fork stanchions and the fix.
The BMW dealer will communicate the above to the owner.
It is easy to keep an eye on them anyway.  Just roll the rubbers down on the stanchions, or cut them off and then watch for a gap developing.

I ride my GS on a daily basis.  I will take it for the check tomorrow.

IE : So don't take him on a proper off road trail with jumps,donga etc till fixed is what you saying.
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2017, 06:36:04 pm »
Dealer phoned me this afternoon. Asked if I can please bring my bike in on Monday morning. Parts and tools and all are there and ready....
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #55 on: July 07, 2017, 08:40:40 pm »
Also got a notification today to bring my bike in for a checkup and repair if necessary. Will take it in on Monday
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #56 on: July 07, 2017, 10:21:20 pm »
 Mine went for 30k service today. Dealer advised me that both my forks are over the allowable gap limit and that they will call me next week to set up a date to replace the forks. For now both rubbers are rolled back so i can watch the gap daily.

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #57 on: July 07, 2017, 10:48:20 pm »
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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2017, 01:37:47 pm »
Was vanoggend gou by Bavarian ook, en die stanchions wat net voor die trophy naweek nuut opgesit was het reeds te veel van 'n gaping om net die clamps oor te druk, en moet dus eers vervang word. So ek moet wag tot daar weer stanchions in voorraad is. Blykbaar is ek nr 160 op die lys...
 

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Re: fork stanchion separation issue
« Reply #59 on: July 08, 2017, 02:01:19 pm »
Was vanoggend gou by Bavarian ook, en die stanchions wat net voor die trophy naweek nuut opgesit was het reeds te veel van 'n gaping om net die clamps oor te druk, en moet dus eers vervang word. So ek moet wag tot daar weer stanchions in voorraad is. Blykbaar is ek nr 160 op die lys...
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