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Old 08-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #10606
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The All New 2013 LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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okay.

I've not intended to post what I've found, but -- safety first -- here it goes :/

edit: watch for STRANGE noises when pushing the bike. it was NOT AUDIBLE while riding.. even when engine turned off. I suspected the brake... it was pretty hard to find out the cause.



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...

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Old 08-28-2013, 08:02 PM   #10607
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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...
According to the manual, no Loctite.

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Old 08-28-2013, 09:09 PM   #10608
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According to the manual, no Loctite.

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Interesting. BMW must know.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #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.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:42 PM   #10610
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Wow, thanks for sharing the warning.

Looks like that bolt head was rubbing on the brake rotor..yikes

Thanks JVB for the torque spec. Just finger checked mine and they all seem snug, but will give them a check with the torque wrench when I have a few minutes.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:58 PM   #10611
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Wow, thanks for sharing the warning.

Looks like that bolt head was rubbing on the brake rotor..yikes

Thanks JVB for the torque spec. Just finger checked mine and they all seem snug, but will give them a check with the torque wrench when I have a few minutes.
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?
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:52 AM   #10612
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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   #10613
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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   #10614
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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   #10615
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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   #10616
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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   #10617
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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   #10618
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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   #10619
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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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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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