F650GS F800GS recall notice

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Bucko, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    On the note of recalls, you may want to check your upper radiator hose where it connects to the engine. if it looks like your hose is not on properly... it isn't. There is a "service recall notice" which i was told they will not let you know about until you approach them AFTER your hose has come off or leaked fluid all over your engine and pipes (which is what just happened to me).

    I've heard lot's of rumbling about the possible issue with that hose, so if it looks bad on yours, take it to your dealer and have them order the replacement 'longer' hose before it pops off when you're in the middle of nowhere.

    The fluid seems to have pitted my header pipes so i'm waiting to hear if they are going to replace them.

    THANKS BMW!

    Mark
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  2. ROYAL COACHMAN

    ROYAL COACHMAN Long timer

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    If I understand you correctly, the problem is with the hose and not the clamp, correct?
    Thanks
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  3. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    I got my notice today regarding the sprocket.
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  4. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    well, they say it's the hose, but that clamp doesn't look like it's cuttin' the mustard either. when i get it back i'm going to keep an eye on it and if it moves i'm gonna add a better hose clamp on it.
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  5. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    I bought my bike in September. Called the dealer yesterday and they have the parts for the sprocket recall. I'm not on the brake rotor recall. Will check the rad hose this weekend. Sounds like a mess if it fails.
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  6. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I

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    The original procedure called for the sprocket nuts to be torqued to 25 newton-meters.
    this has, apparently (haven't actually heard of any) led to a few cases of one or more of the nuts coming loose.
    The new procedure calls for them to be tightened to 10 newton meters, plus 90 degrees.

    the recall calls for each nut (one at a time, not all at once) to be loosened, then retightened using the updated procedure.
    If any nuts are loose, then prior to retightening the sprocket is to be removed, and all parts inspected for damage, and replaced if necessary.
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  7. Dr. Zaius

    Dr. Zaius It's a mad house

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    Got my notice today as well for the rear sprockets.
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  8. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    Got mine done two days ago. This was the procedure, 10+90. Dealer was a bit pissed by not being aware of the recall. I brought my notice in and they hunted it up.

    A word of advice: don't assume that your dealer has been alerted by BMW.

    I've not seen the bolt nor hose issue. Anyone got more solid info, perhaps a reference number to the bulletin or recall?
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  9. Nemesis

    Nemesis just ride the damn thing

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    You've got it backwards, don't assume your dealer takes the time to read the bulletins BMW sends to ALL dealers. :huh

    The notice hit the dealer network website in December.



    :deal
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  10. OaklandLion

    OaklandLion Been here awhile

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    I go in tuesday for the fix. Dealer had to order the parts, so be sure to call ahead.

    The hose thing will be discussed when I go in, thanks.
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  11. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    Perhaps. But I'm a believer in take care of thine own self. While a dealer may or may not look out for me. I'm the responsible party on my machine. If you (in the plural tense of the word "you", not you specifically Nemisis) are the type to wait for the dealer, don't. That's my point.
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  12. tmex

    tmex Long timer

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    The only vehicle I have ever gotten a recall notice on is my 1990 Toyota 4x4 truck, and I bought it used. Over the years I have had dozens of bikes, cars, and trucks. Dealers are crap for the most part. They just want to sell vehicles. It is not the responsibility of the dealer to send out the notice. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer. I bought my 2005 12GS new from Santa Cruz BMW. The manual says never to change the FD fluid, and I have heard nothing differently from either my dealer or BMW.

    I tend to agree with Dboy. If I had to rely on my dealer(s), I would be in trouble.
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  13. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    Heh, cool, I bought my 800GS from there, too.
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  14. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    When I was in the shop, the service manager checked to see if my bike was part of the recall(s). I even forgot to ask, I was too distracted. Mine's in the clear. Kickstand replaced, lean is now normal.
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  15. Douf

    Douf Limey Bitch

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    FWIW my KX250 used to go shear off sprokcet bolts like nobody's business - torqued, locktite'd it didn't really matter, they'd go eventually. One day I had the bright idea of replacing the stock nuts with a couple dollars worth of nylock nuts from Ace Harware. Never broke another one. I don't own an F800, so not sure what the assembly looks like, but you can get bolts with nylon inserts in, if no nuts are used.

    Douf
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