1200GSW Fixed Fork Tube Issues & Recall Threadfest

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

  1. mudmonster

    mudmonster Been here awhile

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    Not to inspiring if you own a wet head and the front end could fall out !
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  2. mudmonster

    mudmonster Been here awhile

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    Not the smartest design by any stretch !
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  3. bykemike

    bykemike "ready to navigate"

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    This is getting a little alarming
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  4. glen gs

    glen gs Not there yet

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    Well" this is all very comforting :devildog
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  5. GB

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  6. Goss

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    Wow !

    Went out and pulled my rubber sleeves down and mine look like they are fully seated.

    What a crappy retention design. Will be watching all these threads closely.
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  7. Zevulun

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    This is seriously giving me second thoughts on moving forward with my purchase. Clearly where the upper fork tube meets the top casting is a poor design. Why not engineer a one piece solid upper tube with the the pivot joint attached, is the outer sleeve really necessary?
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  8. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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    OK....on my way to the shop to check my tubes. They look perfectly fine - but so did the ones that Broke in 2 :D
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  9. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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  10. BMWBOB51

    BMWBOB51 Going slower, but bench race faster :)

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  11. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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    That one was just for loose lower triple clamp screws...
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  12. LowOnFuel

    LowOnFuel In the crapper

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    That's not how I read it.

    5. This recall involves the front fork. In rare cases, the locking bolt of the telelever fork may loosen at the upper end of the fork tube. Over time, if the bolt was not reinforced to prevent rotation, then it could be possible for the fork tube to loosen.
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  13. gr8grins

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    Ditto Low On Fuel.
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  14. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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    Looks as though the first one I posted is just the actual recall notice and how the dealer was to take care of it rather than the notice of possible recall that was subsequently posted. I was just trying to let others know how the recall was handled and what the dealers service departments were supposed to do. I could have sworn there was another "loose triple clamp screws" scare somewhere along the way.

    At least it looks like they are willing to stand behind their product...
    "
    The repair described in this bulletin is covered under warranty regardless of time or mileage. Reimbursement for this Recall Campaign is through normal claim entry tilizing the following information:

    Defect Code: 00 00 31 29 00
    Crimp-locking fixed fork tubes"

    And they tell you where to measure if you believe you may have a problem.
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  15. MagyarBetyar

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    OK that's scary. Will check mine as soon as I get home from work today.
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  16. Zevulun

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    I'm not a mechanical engineer but crimp-locking the upper fork tubes seems to be a poor design for an area of the bike under significant loading. I'd be interested to hear BMW's rationale for this type of design.
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  17. LowOnFuel

    LowOnFuel In the crapper

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    So how does that help the guy involved in post #8 of this thread?

    :photog
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  18. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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    Hopefully it gives him and his lawyer more ammo...

    We have not heard back from the #8 poster what the outcome was - but it had to be better than a "tough shit - you broke our well engineered bike"

    As an ME myself, I am not sure why a full circumference swage was not used to join the 2 parts.
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  19. LowOnFuel

    LowOnFuel In the crapper

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    BMW's lawyers will probably argue that the forks broke because of the accident and were not the cause of the accident. Could be hard to prove one way or the other.

    But, who knows...
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  20. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Jack of all trades, master of none...

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    Well this sucks, as I am looking at buying a 2017 GSA ....:becca
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