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Old 12th March 2015, 07:11 AM
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BMW have issued a recall - or 'technical campaign' as the PR spoofing department likes to call them - of all R and K series models produced during a period spanning almost eight years.

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The rear wheel flange may crack as result of brake disc bolts or wheel nuts being over-tightened, BMW says.

While BMW says the fault will only occur due to incorrect maintenance, the firm is to replace wheel flanges with 'a more robust part as a precaution'.

The recall applies to R and K series motorcycles produced between November 2003 and April 2011. BMW has not said how many bikes in total are affected. Given the phenomenal sales of the R1200GS alone, we're guessing it's not a few.

A release from BMW said: 'As part of a technical campaign involving motorcycles of the R and K Series produced between 11.2003 and 04.2011, BMW Motorrad will replace the wheel flange of the rear suspension as a precaution.

'BMW Motorrad will inform all owners of the motorcycles affected. For customers the technical campaign is free of charge.

'Based on ongoing quality analyses, it was found that in the case of incorrectly carried-out maintenance work excessive torque may be applied to the brake disk bolts or to the nuts when changing wheels, contrary to the values specified in the BMW Motorrad repair instructions or operating instructions.

'Cracks and damage can occur in the wheel flange as a result of excessive torques. BMW Motorrad has therefore decided to exchange the wheel flange with a more robust part as a precaution.'
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Old 12th March 2015, 07:29 AM
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Few expensive law cases / accidents that set a precedent I'd say.
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Old 12th March 2015, 08:50 AM
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What's the deal if you bought the bike secondhand? Do you contact the dealer yourself then?
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Old 12th March 2015, 09:12 AM
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What's the deal if you bought the bike secondhand? Do you contact the dealer yourself then?
Shouldn't matter a bollix if you've a flaw in yer brakes man!

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Old 12th March 2015, 11:23 AM
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As part of a technical campaign involving motorcycles of the R and K Series produced between 11.2003 and 04.2011, BMW Motorrad will replace the wheel flange of the rear suspension as a precaution.
"technical campaign"



BMW refused to accept responsibility for the drive shafts shitting themselves, so this must be a(nother) clear-cut BMW fuck-up that they couldn't worm out of, but look, they're still trying to pass the buck and blame the customer... again (quelle surprise)(BMW's usual MO).

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Old 12th March 2015, 01:11 PM
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Old 12th March 2015, 01:16 PM
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I was expecting a better comeback/defence from you
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Old 12th March 2015, 01:17 PM
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You'd never see that kind of shit happening with Harleeeeee's or Trumpets

The fook
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Old 12th March 2015, 01:25 PM
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This is why BMW bikes are so expensive. It's not because they're better in any way, it's to cover the cost of all the recalls (and coffee)
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Old 12th March 2015, 02:20 PM
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You'd never see that kind of shit happening with Harleeeeee's or Trumpets

The fook

I'll sit pretty with my Super Tenere

It'll be still going in another 100 yrs !

( it did let me down two weeks ago, blew a bulb, imagine that )

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Old 12th March 2015, 02:21 PM
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I'll sit pretty with my Super Tenere

It'll be still going in another 100 yrs !

( it did let me down two weeks ago, blew a bulb, imagine that )

How did the Duke go in Spain??
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Old 12th March 2015, 02:46 PM
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How did the Duke go in Spain??
I swapped it for a fireblade
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Old 12th March 2015, 03:08 PM
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I swapped it for a fireblade
Was the Honda owner locked???
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Old 12th March 2015, 03:28 PM
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You'd never see that kind of shit happening with Harleeeeee's or Trumpets

The fook
Nope, over tighten any bolts on them and they will just vibrate loose again
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Old 12th March 2015, 07:19 PM
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The F650gs had huge issues with front forks breaking. One person was killed and many injured seriously.
BMW never admitted liability,no recalls but changed the design

They used to make good reliable bikes.
I've a feeling they are only doing this because the part is cheap....
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Old 12th March 2015, 08:03 PM
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Old 12th March 2015, 08:19 PM
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Told me mate today ,he rang duffeys and they were full of shite ,told him bmw would contact him directly in the next few weeks ,he askes how would they know his details and they reconed bmw has access to the tax database and would get his details from that
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Old 12th March 2015, 08:22 PM
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How did the Duke go in Spain??
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Old 12th March 2015, 09:12 PM
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Old 12th March 2015, 09:27 PM
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Told me mate today ,he rang duffeys and they were full of shite ,told him bmw would contact him directly in the next few weeks ,he askes how would they know his details and they reconed bmw has access to the tax database and would get his details from that
they can its a safety recall
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