1200GSW Fixed Fork Tube Issues & Recall Threadfest

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

  1. Dirt Rider

    Dirt Rider Old Adventurer

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    Mine was done today. Also I had complained about the lousy shifting clutchless thingy and asked about reprogramming. Found my 17 had a recall on it and they replaced the shifting unit and reprogrammed. Seems to work a little better.
  2. GeorgeKingGeorge

    GeorgeKingGeorge Been here awhile

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    Collars installed Saturday, 16 Dec at Morton's BMW. Forks were showing no separation so I wasn't worried.

    OK. Doing my part to reach 200 pages.
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  3. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    Still waiting for my new forks to come in..............................:lurk
  4. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin'

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    Finally sporting the brand spanking new caps.

    Glad I waited so the local tech(s) could practice on other bikes before they got to mine!
  5. Snks

    Snks Been here awhile

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    Thread up from the dead.

    Pinch me they called after about six months waiting to say they have plenty of parts. Now I only have to wait until the 23rd. As the previous poster said they have plenty of practice down doing everybody’s else’s.
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  6. dksd39

    dksd39 Been here awhile

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    Like many the wait has been long but i was in today having the recall work done. They replaced my stanchion tubes which included replacing my blown seals :)
    As always the mechanic inspected my bike and i now have an appointment on the 19th to have the final drive replaced.
    Im getting a new bike one free piece at a time lol
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  7. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    My dealer called and said the same thing. Heading over next week.

    Mike
  8. TBickell

    TBickell And away we GO !!

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    Off topic but I have a late model 2017 GS with the "shift assist" and I find that requires too much force to move through the gears. it almost feels like it may be damaging something. I did not know or see a recall on this item. Only one(s) I've seen are the forks and the reflectors. Is it better?
  9. RunninRanger

    RunninRanger Rainy day Rider

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    I'm taken my GSA in tomorrow for my caps.
    New tires too.

    Yea! At last.
  10. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin'

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    What’s your tire choice?
  11. RunninRanger

    RunninRanger Rainy day Rider

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    Since I expect to be on the road more this winter, I chose Michelin PR4s. Standard, or the hard compound fore the rear and the trials version for the front. (Size appropriate).
    I thought I would enjoy smooth and quiet traction for a change.
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  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Because a KTM owner just waned us of this impending death resulting failure, link, I remembered to call my dealer and set an appointment for the collars. I go in on the 9th of Feb. They said I could go in today, but I am not available.
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  13. Fred Gassit

    Fred Gassit z00b

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    Hey Jim, that link goes to an error page. What happened ?
  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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  15. turnerm

    turnerm Been here awhile

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    Wait, there’s a recall on shift assist?
  16. Fred Gassit

    Fred Gassit z00b

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  17. Dirt Rider

    Dirt Rider Old Adventurer

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    Not sure how official. All I know is that when they did the forks the service manager came to me while I waited and told me that when my serial no. was entered, it said to replace and reprogam. Maybe it was just a service bulletin?
  18. WillT

    WillT Been here awhile

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    FINALLY! Collars installed last Friday. No gaps but I got new tubes and fork seals too.

    FYI the mechanic at VIVA Motosports in El Paso seems like a knowledgeable and conscientious guy. That is a first for me saying something nice about VIVA.
  19. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    My shift assist had a recall, service manager said there was a range of '17 serial numbers that may have a problem with the sensing unit so they replaced mine. Can't tell any difference, worked fine before.
  20. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator

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    It’s a service bulletin. Only a small number of bikes are affected.