1200GSW Fixed Fork Tube Issues & Recall Threadfest

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by chef_of_the_future, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Had my stanchions capped on Friday, and the computer flashed for the first time. I like how it changed the way the Nav V reads.
  2. TBickell

    TBickell And away we GO !!

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    How did it change the Nav V? I had my stanchions done 6 months ago and did not think to ask them to hook it up for an update. Hmmm.
  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Now the trip meter screen is a part of the click through menus instead of having to go to aps to find it.

    [​IMG]
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  4. TBickell

    TBickell And away we GO !!

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    Thank you. I wondered where that screen went as I have only seen it seemly when the bike is stopped but not one of the 4 options with the wonder wheel. I'll have to ask for that at the 6k service in a month or so..
  5. marco polo

    marco polo Long timer

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    Finally had the recall done on my forks today, along with the rear reflector recall. Took about 90 minutes in total. I had been called by my dealer (Morton's) before Christmas to say they had the parts in, but this was my first opportunity to get them done. Interestingly, I never received a letter from BMW for either of these recalls, even though they would show up if I punched my VIN into BMW NA's website.
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  6. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    I understand my '17 has both recalls open, per a call to the selling dealer. I only got the reflector letter, nothing on the forks from bmw. Running the clamps until I have a chance to get the recall done.
  7. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Took my '14 GSA in the other day for the collars and the tech found a gap in the right stanchion. They had to order two new stanchions as they'd just serviced some US Army bikes. Rode mine home today.

    Mike
  8. mgarrett

    mgarrett How far to Murphy?

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    Curious as to when the US Army starting using the GS?
  9. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    I don't know. I was there the other day when some JFK School for Wayward Boys graduates showed up with four very well used GSs. They were out of Fr. Bragg.

    Mike
  10. Neuro Rider

    Neuro Rider n00b

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    Does anyone know if the press fit bush collar used for the recall will fit the "new" fork tubes on the 2018 GSA. I'm about to become a first time GSA owner, picking up a 2018 GSA TB at the end of February (build date in Jan. 2018). I've read most of this thread and there seems to be some concern that the new tubes are still pretty thin walled near the circumferential crimp and thus may still suffer from possible deformation and movement. I'm wondering if it makes sense to get the collar installed if it fits (or use a stanch clamp or the Lone Rider Claw (https://www.lonerider-motorcycle.com/products/the-claw)).
  11. Jbrjbr21

    Jbrjbr21 Been here awhile

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    I believe they crimp them different now but same tube,
  12. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    all the new 18's I've seen in the dealer have the same press on sleeve already fitted

  13. marco polo

    marco polo Long timer

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    I saw a 2018 GS at my dealer on Thursday, while bushings were being fitted on my 2015. The new bike had no bushings whatsoever.
  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Are you sure? The 2018 does not qualify for a collar, nor is it supposed to need one.
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  15. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    no I'm not, I just saw some 18's and they didn't have it, but the ones I saw about 3 weeks ago did