Bmw F800gs Q&A

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  1. Wildman

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  2. GeeK_InsiDe

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    Thank's....

    For the moment I see these recalls:

    - Front axle
    - Fuel Pump
    - Fuel sensor
    - Gas tank which cracked himself
    - Coolant hose?
    - Chain
    - ... ?

    :-/...

    In case I buy this 2008 800GS which is not covered by the warranty anymore and the recalls are not done, what is the policy of BMW? Can I make the recalls for free (that was like that with my 2004 KTM 950 Adventure I bought in 2009) or will they charge me?
  3. SDDinNH

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    It's just me, but I would ask them to certify that the recalls had been done prior to my purchasing it. I'm not sure what happens if you buy it and then find out the recalls have not been done.
  4. GeeK_InsiDe

    GeeK_InsiDe Moore Gas!!!

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    Well you are right!

    But the bike isn't in the garage where I go normally (and which is near my home)... I'll ask for proofs that the recalls are done when I'll test it. I think most important is the chain, gas tank and front axle...

    And I can ask the garage where I go normally for the BMW policy...

    EDIT: Or a can buy a brand new F700GS but my wallet don't like this idea :D
  5. JGoody

    JGoody Been here awhile

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    I don't know about Europe but I believe that here in the states the whole idea of a recall is that it's done for free as the manufacture is correcting a fault that they were unaware of at the time of manufacture. I believe the obligation is to the vehicle not the specific owner. A call to a BMW dealer would confirm.
  6. GeeK_InsiDe

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    Yes I think too but sometimes we have some surprises.

    Anyway, I'll call the my BMW dealer this week before trying the bike.
  7. Wildman

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    Don't forget that most of these recalls only apply to certain manufacture dates and not to all.
  8. GeeK_InsiDe

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    For a 2008, there is for sure the chain and the gas tank, the other ones I don't know...
  9. LukasM

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    For sure from what source? I have not heard of any recalls for gas tanks in Europe. Then again, I've never been to an official BMW dealer with my bikes either.
  10. GeeK_InsiDe

    GeeK_InsiDe Moore Gas!!!

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    Aha that's a point that I missed, the difference US/EU...

    So one recall less?
  11. Loutre

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    Didn't hear about it either. But than again I don't hang out on european forums. The only two things I've heard of are the chain and the pump oh and 2 or 3 cases of "cache culburateur" but after 4 years I think that the ones who had problems with it took a bath in oil, and had to change it anyway :lol3
  12. LukasM

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    Again, what are your sources?

    I do not think there was a fuel pump recall either, just some replaced under warranty.
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    my local dealer who I asked before buying mine.
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    I really liked this comment but my wife corrected us, said not just part of global bike gang, that is just part of it, but part of a global human gang, as it seems lots of folks will lend a hand to someone taking the time and trouble to explore the world, esp. their part of the world. It is like you are a guest visiting their home, I have found this true riding a motorcycle, a bicycle a...you name it, people, most will help. Only those with criminal intent will be a danger. Which is always a risk.
  15. rossaduc

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    I have ridden extensively an incredibly large number of bikes from my wife's grey market 250s and 400s to GSA and all points in between. At 6-0 and 250 pounds I found the 800GS not at all suffering in comparison to 1150 GSA, in fact I downsized on purpose as I found that the 1150 GSA was just too much in almost all circumstances and I am a guy who no one would ever say was unlikely to handle just about anything. I made that decision after putting lots of miles on the 1150. I am not surprised by the tone of most of this discussion, seems if I had thought to put my words on paper would have said the same though I do not have the extensive world travelling as others here, still working. I found the 800 the most balanced bike I have own, and at the onset it fit me better than anything I had previously owned. If you look at my bio you will see over 40 years of riding and dozens of bikes owned, granted many were sportbikes, some of those sportbikes I rode to track sessions, used to be famous for riding from Va to Mid Ohio to do track weekend and ride home on SS tires. Used to tour back in the 80s on a Nighthawk S and rode and camped cross country 2 up on that. So my roots pretty much make anything work evolving up to the point of buying more suited machine. The 1150 I rode everywhere for everything.
    Still with all of that the 800 GS was like finding that one thing that fit like a glove. Like my 996R which does not fit like a glove it is likely to be the one bike I keep well into my retirement years and world travels. R
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  16. JRWooden

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    Lukas:
    The fuel pump "assembly" was recalled on my bike - mine is a first-year production model here in the US - the problem they were fixing on my bike was not the pump but some issue with the fuel level sender or low-fuel light - I don't recall which ...

    Not sure if that figures in to what you guys are talking about ...
  17. moulin6801

    moulin6801 Been here awhile

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    Installed Scott Stabilizer on my new 800GS today, 1st impressions are excellent in HWY. I was able to do 85mph and let go handlebars without oscillation! It was great, could not have done that before for sure!