Whats the real deal with these F800GS recalls??

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  1. The Griz

    The Griz North Forest Rider

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    The tenth number in my VIN is a 9 which supposedly indicates that it's a "Model Year 2009". However, by the VIN it also says "MFD: 0908", meaning it was manufactured in Sept. of 2008, right? The question is, do I need to worry about these recalls? Do they apply to my bike?
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  2. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    One of a couple things you can do;

    1) Run outside and yell, "The sky is falling . . ."

    2) Await the notice form BMW that your vehicle is a part of a recall.

    3) Call your dealer and inquire.

    4) Go ride your darn bike and quit making a mountain out of a mole hole.

    5) Continue to stir the pot and hope others will join your band wagon espousing the nerve of BMW to "not get it right", or "I'll never buy one of those again", or "I can't believe the engineers could possibly . . ."

    You get the idea.

    Now, quit :pot and getting all :kboom . Go :wings and :ricky
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  3. Bigem

    Bigem Long timer

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    3) Call your dealer and inquire.
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  4. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Ask the dealer...what a interesting idea.:lol3
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  5. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    OR..... sell that piece of junk then you've got no worries mate.
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  6. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    if you cant help, don't post!
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  7. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    I thought his reply was quite helpful...considering the original question.
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  8. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    he was just trying to ask for information for the recalls for his bike. give him a break will you?
    lots of oldies cant grow older gracefully.. :lol3
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  9. The Griz

    The Griz North Forest Rider

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    +1
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  10. The Griz

    The Griz North Forest Rider

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    Although..... calling the dealer was good advice!:lol3

    I got it figured out. They informed me that that front axle tube recall is definitely for 08 MODEL YEAR bikes. Not 09 MODEL YEAR bikes. Regardless of when the bike was manufactured. The axle recall is for bikes that were manufactured to 08 MODEL YEAR specifications.

    FYI: It's important to note that the only bulletin out on the 09 MODEL YEAR bikes is a coolant line replacement.
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  11. DiabloBlanco

    DiabloBlanco Intl' Hops Inspector

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    Yeah Grizzles, mine is an '09, even though I bought it in Oct '08. It's just like the world of automobiles, where the 2010 models will be out in april of '09. Or when I got my April/May issue of a magazine last week. Totally makes sense, yeah? And winter better get its ass out the door! This pretend to get warm for a day and then cold for a week thing is BS! Damned if I don't ride tomorrow. 46 is good enough for me.
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  12. Bike4Fun

    Bike4Fun Smooth IS Fast

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    Bless you my son! :pope

    Can we close this chapter now?
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  13. The Griz

    The Griz North Forest Rider

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    I'm getting fed up with this weather too! I'm going to go ride as soon as my schedule permits.:ricky
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    rockinrog Long timer

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    FYI: It's important to note that the only bulletin out on the 09 MODEL YEAR bikes is a coolant line replacement.[/quote]

    I have a Recall/campaign for Chain Sprocket fasteners sent to me by BMW.
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  15. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    sproket bolts , discbolts,and caliper bolts too!! i think there was something else also but i didn't get it
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  16. The Griz

    The Griz North Forest Rider

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    Must be a 2008 MODEL YEAR bike then. I promise, I just called my dealer and gave them my VIN. The only recall bulletin out for my 2009 MODEL YEAR was a coolant hose clamp. Check the tenth number in your VIN. If it's an 8, you have a 2008 MODEL YEAR bike. That's what we should be paying attention to here: whether it's a 2008 or 2009 MODEL YEAR.
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  17. The Griz

    The Griz North Forest Rider

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    Not necessarily on 2009 MODEL YEAR F800GS's. Remember that MODEL YEAR and whether it's an F650GS or and F800GS matters.
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  18. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    10th number is a 9


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  19. The Griz

    The Griz North Forest Rider

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    Interesting, there must be a limited number of 2009 MODEL YEARS with this rear sprocket issue. Also, it's good info to know that BMW is capable of singling out a problem with even 1 VIN with their bulletin network and mailings.

    Example: They know 10 2009 MODEL YEAR F800GS's left the factory with an issue. They could put out a bulletin or send out a mailing to just those ten owners.
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  20. Nemesis

    Nemesis just ride the damn thing

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    You guys crack me up..... :oscar

    Forget model year, forget 10th digit. The only meaningful indicator of an applicable recall or campaign is the result of a service history VIN inquiry from your dealer, or a letter directly from BMW in the case of a recall.

    Darken the door at you dealer's service department occasionally and you will receive the improvements BMW develops for its customer's bikes. :gerg
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