1200GSW Fixed Fork Tube Issues & Recall Threadfest

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

  1. willis 2000

    willis 2000 neo-quixote

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    software adjustment stops fork bottoming
    damn ktm's leave you dust
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  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I saw the same thing. Those rims are tough. To bend it like that is not easy. Whatever he hit, he hit it very hard. :deal
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  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Do you always post in riddles?
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  4. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    I've hit a couple of potholes , hopped and jumped curbs - up and down - and once caught air over an RXR crossing. Nothing to write home about, no wheel damage and the forks are still attached.

    The guy hit something hard to bend the wheel like that!
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  5. chef_of_the_future

    chef_of_the_future You talking to me?

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    Hi Jim
    Not sure if this was directed to me but just to be clear on my post- I have a Low mileage (5700) 2016GSA. I did not do anything outside of normal to aggressive riding - no huge hits or jumps. My situation is not "potential " the stanchion crimp is broken and will be replaced. I am not a new poster looking to fan flames - I was looking for collective knowledge about my situation and sharing my story. Thanks
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  6. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    You are a brave soul to go toe to toe with the mighty yoda of ADVRIDER... not sure what Jim's heart was in that statement but there is no question, this is an issue. From these threads and being at a ralley I know 6 situations where this has taken place. For perspective, I know fewer who have had final drive issues.
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  7. Gompie

    Gompie Been here awhile

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    I did hit an increase between road surface works on the GS years ago w/o a warning sign. You do feel that in the wrists (painful), and my rim was dented. Bike rode fine afterwards, and was gone in a not related major accident later on. But such impact might create an initial, tiny free play in the method BMW uses. I don't know what it's called, will take me forever to explain, but to me it's a fairly rude fixation method. If you have a tiny play in there, it will work itselfs to a bigger free play. A threaded connection would be much better
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  8. xzatx

    xzatx Been here awhile

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    i checked mine and they are seated well.
    i agree with Jim, to bend a spoke wheel like this will require a HUGE IMPACT not just any pothole.
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  9. JimVonBaden

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    It is a general statement. It is demonstrated here regularly. One person posts something, then someone else starts a similar thread, then another. So you have three distinct (often only somewhat related) incidents, and those three post on each other's threads, and a few people jump in on each one with comments requiring worry beads, and in no time you have an epidemic.

    If you read what I wrote, I never once said this did not happen, or comment on it being anyone's fault. However, these bikes have been around, unchanged, for almost 4 years. That this is suddenly happening now, on new bikes, points more to a new assembly issue than a design issue.

    Brian, no need to be snarky. :deal
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  10. xzatx

    xzatx Been here awhile

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    is there a site where you can check your vin for any recalls?
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  11. JimVonBaden

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    Call the dealer.
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  12. kannonvaggon

    kannonvaggon More experience than skill

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    Good thread guys.

    Ya made me go and check mine. Look fine . I agree the front wheel on that bike took a big hit.... but on the other hand, we take big hits all the time. I expect to ruin a wheel rim with a hit like that. I do NOT expect the forks to come apart. This needs to be addressed I think.

    I'm at the gulf now and heading next week for another winter of running around the desert in AZ. I'm on cast wheels, which I check all the time for damage. NOW you guys are gonna make me check the upper fork tubes to see if they are coming apart? Maybe the cast wheels are GOOD thing. The soft wheel will take the stress and fail before damaging the tubes.... Now don't ya'll wish ya had them cast wheels ????

    never mind
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  13. xzatx

    xzatx Been here awhile

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    called my dealer, they said the recall does apply to my VIN and i'm taking it in tomorrow.

    thanks!
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  14. chef_of_the_future

    chef_of_the_future You talking to me?

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    Completely Agee!!
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  15. Zevulun

    Zevulun Been here awhile

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    What year is your bike?
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  16. xzatx

    xzatx Been here awhile

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    2016 GSA
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  17. xzatx

    xzatx Been here awhile

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    i think this recall DESERVE ITS OWN THREAD! it's kind of messed up they don;'t even send you any letters..and you need to figure it out on your own or until it fails and they fix it if it;s still under warranty.
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  18. Zevulun

    Zevulun Been here awhile

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    Is there a way to get a copy of the recall notice online somewhere, very curious to read it.
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  19. xzatx

    xzatx Been here awhile

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    i did not get any letter, i just called the dealer and gave my vin and they said to bring it in.
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  20. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Does this recall affect the 2015's? I have a late 2015 GS.