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Old 11-05-2010, 03:31 PM   #76
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I misread the question, and thought it was referring only to a cush drive similar to the chain driven bikes. Of course there is a built in shock absorber, of sorts.

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Old 11-05-2010, 11:55 PM   #77
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I fitted my new flange today. Heated in (my wife's fan forced) oven to 103 degrees C, applied a thin film of CRC and it slipped on easily.

Installed new Beemer Boneyard brake disk and new bolts. Torqued to specs.

All seemed to go well, and will test ride tomorrow.

Still speaking to BMW in Perth about this issue, but no action yet.

Reminder to send me details of your rear wheel flange problems (email) so I can make a case for a recall or advisory. I suggest that you formally report it to BMW wherever you are.

And yes, it should be reported to the NHTSB (I have seen the other reports about GS's on their site and it seems appropriate.

Now, back to trying to get the back brakes to work (which is where this saga started for me)

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Old 11-10-2010, 03:43 AM   #78
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Update

I have an appointment to take my bike into the BMW workshop in Perth in two weeks time for an inspection of the fault.
I have also reported it to the Federal Department of Infrastructure vehicle reporting program.

Another member of the forum has reported it the NHTSA.

Reporting it is quick and easy and it would help if affected owners could also do the same. Otherwise, they think it is an isolated issue only affecting 'old' 2004/5 bikes (newest bike I have ever owned!!!)

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Old 11-10-2010, 01:15 PM   #79
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Ended up ordering a flange from Chicago BMW. $224 to my door.

Was surprised Gulf Coast here town came in lower than the net @ $260. But then 10% tax got it back up.
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:51 AM   #80
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Today I handed over the damaged parts to BMW in Perth for forwarding to BMW Australia. I was advised that I would hear back in a week or so.
I will let you all know what happens.
I have reported the fault to the Federal Transport Safety agency here, and one or two people have done it in the USA.
PLease take the time to do so, as they will probably consider it 'one offs' otherwise
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:16 AM   #81
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Well, I now have a piece of BMW wall art hanging in my shop. Got the change out done an other than a hiccup with the brakes (induce by me I believe) everything went smooth.

Short write up here.


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Old 12-08-2010, 11:10 AM   #82
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Well, I now have a piece of BMW wall art hanging in my shop.
Welcome to the wall art club. But I can't decide if I should mount my flange and rotor separate, to screwed together.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:19 AM   #83
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Welcome to the wall art club. But I can't decide if I should mount my flange and rotor separate, to screwed together.
When I used to own and fly aircraft, I had a wall in the hangar dedicated to broken parts......I refered to it as the "Wall of pain".
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:22 AM   #84
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Welcome to the wall art club. But I can't decide if I should mount my flange and rotor separate, to screwed together.

I thought they looked much cooler together. The contrast of the cracked aluminum highlighted by the worn stainless bring a feeling of how the wheels of technology can grind to a halt by the inherent design flaws within...
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:49 AM   #85
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Welcome to the wall art club. But I can't decide if I should mount my flange and rotor separate, to screwed together.
Together, and make a cool clock out of it with a Roundel in the middle!

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Old 12-08-2010, 01:21 PM   #86
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Simple Garage Cabinet Door art

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Old 12-08-2010, 01:38 PM   #87
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Simple Garage Cabinet Door art
Sweet. That's what mine is missing. I need to see if I can make some sort of roundel out of this.


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Old 12-28-2010, 02:39 PM   #88
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Thanks for the info. Thats about as valuable as we get around here. I'm guessing my 07 has the newer design, so I will not worry.
My bike is an 07 1200GSA ADV. 20 thousand miles on it. Just found a crack.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:13 AM   #89
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Bummer Alex
please report it to road safety authority so that it is on record
It is important to ensure that BMW don't consider these as isolated incidents.
A recall or other formal action seems appropriate
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:30 PM   #90
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Has anyone (any where in the world) had the part cost covered by BMW in warranty or out?
My brother had his replaced free of charge and his GS has 50,000km is a 2004 model and out of warranty.
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