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Old 08-29-2013, 12:52 AM   #10606
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That's not good, I'm sure your dealer knows, that should reach BMW service for sure, screws are not supposed to come lose, right? Typically blue Loctite is used on that type of stuff but don't see any color on that screw...
looks like the screw was not loctited.

Dealer told me that it was probably NOT secured by loctite:



bigger pics of that tortured bolt:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-y...822_084626.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1...822_084525.jpg

Now I'm waiting for the NEW FINAL DRIVE. Until it's arrival, I have that poor bold loctited.

Honestly I still have my underwear kind of brownish my dealer told me the screw SHOULD BREAK in case of lockdown, but I'm not that sure.. it could move somewhere to the brake caliper .. or parts of it.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:55 AM   #10607
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How is this possible?
It surely is tortured. Maybe something was caught in the wheel (and been there for long enough)?

Shouldn't this be posted in GS-LC problems thread?
probably yes.. because MORE THAN ONE BOLT WAS LOOSENED.

where it is? I'll post it.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:56 AM   #10608
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Interesting. BMW must know.
it's a new bike and final drive. WE ARE that test riders :P
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:57 AM   #10609
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With the back wheel already off awaiting a new tire, it was easy to eyeball those bolts on mine. None were visually loose like in the photo. Tomorrow after work, I will put a torx wrench on them to confirm they are not loose.
and... I'll check them periodically.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:37 AM   #10610
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and... I'll check them periodically.
Me too! Thanks so much for bringing this to the forum.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:22 AM   #10611
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When I installed handle bar rises on the weekend I was suprised to find that a few of the original screws on the stock handlebar mounts were fairly loose. It might be worth checking these as well. A friend of mine came off his GSA last year after his bars came off in his hands doing about 100km per h. He ended up in a ditch on the side of a gravel road broke 5 ribs and wrote off the bike, so finding this kind of freaked me out!
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:28 AM   #10612
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When I installed handle bar rises on the weekend I was suprised to find that a few of the original screws on the stock handlebar mounts were fairly loose. It might be worth checking these as well. A friend of mine came off his GSA last year after his bars came off in his hands doing about 100km per h. He ended up in a ditch on the side of a gravel road broke 5 ribs and wrote off the bike, so finding this kind of freaked me out!
How is that possible without him knowing they were loose? If they were loose enough for the handlebars to come off in his hands, then they would have been flopping around long before they got to that point.

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Old 08-29-2013, 05:39 AM   #10613
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Probably installed risers and used the ORIGINAL bolts not extended length. So the bolts where just few rounds in the fork bar.
Deadly (and stupid) mistake if that's the case.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:42 AM   #10614
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Probably installed risers and used the ORIGINAL bolts not extended length. So the bolts where just few rounds in the fork bar.
Deadly (and stupid) mistake if that's the case.
Ahhhh, good point!

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Old 08-29-2013, 07:56 AM   #10615
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I still don't get the weird US model date descriptions.
Anyway 5-6 weeks is still far from someone already having one.

The announcement about the changes was like 20 days ago or something.
So they changed all these things in less than a year than the bikes intro?
Someone called us the other day for a Bags-Connection quick lock tankring for his 2014..... Strange. Maybe it is someone from BMW. Not sure.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:07 AM   #10616
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Someone called us the other day for a Bags-Connection quick lock tankring for his 2014..... Strange. Maybe it is someone from BMW. Not sure.
Or maybe it's someone that has a 2014 on the way. I've ordered parts for mine, and it's not here for another 3 weeks.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:15 AM   #10617
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Or maybe it's someone that has a 2014 on the way. I've ordered parts for mine, and it's not here for another 3 weeks.
Good point. I would go with that assumption in this case.

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:46 AM   #10618
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Someone called us the other day for a Bags-Connection quick lock tankring for his 2014..... Strange. Maybe it is someone from BMW. Not sure.
So this part is not any different I guess.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:38 PM   #10619
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Ahhhh, good point!

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Old 08-29-2013, 09:17 PM   #10620
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BTW, I recently completed a ride from AZ to Sturgis and back on my '13 R1200GSW.

I think some time ago NLS recommended vacuum cellophane bags for packing (specifically the ones you just roll up to squeeze the air out). I used several of them on that trip and they do work really well. Reduces volume, they are clear so you can see what's in them easily, and they keep everything clean. Just sayin'.
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