F650GS F800GS recall notice

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  1. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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  2. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    Only 500 F650GS and F800GS bikes are affected, so it was a very short term problem (newbie on the assembly line probably).
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    Hm. Have there been many more than 500 F800/650s shipped to the U.S. so far? :dunno

    David
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  4. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    Seeing as I'm running into them everywhere, I'd say yes.

    Nevertheless, you can be sure I'll ask about it next time I'm at the shop (in a week or two).
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  5. TwoShots

    TwoShots Vagabond

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    Why not just remove the doubt by retorquing them to spec?
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  6. tmex

    tmex Long timer

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    It is more work than meets the eye. On a bolt for which Loctite is recommended you must remove the bolt reapply the Loctite and then torque correctly. Turning a bolt with Loctite breaks the bond and renders the Loctite useless. When I see guys reefing on their sprocket bolts before a ride I just shake my head.
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  7. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    I'm probably not going to be riding it before then.
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  8. Nemesis

    Nemesis just ride the damn thing

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    Why not? Because you would not be using the correct procedure as spec'ed out by BMW for the retorque of these bolts. It's a two stage process much like the boxer engine head bolt retorque at the 600 mile service.

    But you guys who know better than BMW, go ahead and crank away....


    :huh
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  9. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    Hopefully the dealers will be contacting us by then. Great, another 120 mile roundtrip. Think they'll pay for my gas?
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  10. TwoShots

    TwoShots Vagabond

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    Reapplying loctite is work? C'mon.

    Nothing personal - I'm just surprised to find so many posts about returning this bike to the dealer for wrenching basic stuff. I mean learning the procedures and cranking away is inherent to owning an enduro.
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  11. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    I'm taking a ride this weekend. Before I leave I'll put a wrench on each one and see if it's tight. If it's not, it will be.
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  12. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    Since it's a NHTSA recall, BMW must identify the vehicles by VIN & owners MUST get a letter
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    shoxroxice Likes this ADV stuff

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  14. Dave92029

    Dave92029 Been here awhile

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    How do we find out what Vin# are effected by recalls? Generally aren't they listed on the recall notice?

    Thanks
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  15. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Call your dealer, they know serial numbers on recall notices.
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  16. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    Got my recall notice in the mail yesterday. It says they will remove all sprocket fasteners, inspect them, and replace damaged ones.

    Und ze vant it done IMMEDIATELY! Do you sink zay have ze pahrts?

    Recall campaign is 08V-692.
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  17. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I

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    guess I know what I'm doing soon...
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  18. Navaho

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    There are two recalls, one for the rear sprocket bolts that may have been torqued wrong and the other for questionable bolt length on the front brake disc.
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  19. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    Do you have a campaign number for the front brake recall? I haven't gotten the word on that one from BMW.
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  20. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    When did you purchase your GS? I'm trying to determine (based on when I bought mine) if I'm in the risk category. I've yet to receive a notice. But then I purchased in late November.


    IIRC, the front brake bolt recall is for F650GS bikes only.
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