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post #1 of 4 Old Jun 21st, 2008, 1:31 am Thread Starter
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75 K1200GTs and K1200Ss Recalled

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BMW / K1200 GT
BMW / K1200 S
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V245000
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS: DISC
Model/Build Years: 2008 2008
Mfrís Report Date : MAY 27, 2008 N/A NHTSA Action Number: N/A


Potential Number Of Units Affected : 75

Summary: BMW IS RECALLING 75 MY 2008 K1200 S AND GT MOTORCYCLES. THE FASTENERS USED TO SECURE THE FRONT BRAKE-DISC MAY NOT BE LONG ENOUGH TO ENSURE A SECURE MOUNTING. OVER TIME, THESE FASTENERS COULD LOOSEN. IF THAT HAPPENED, THE BRAKE DISC WOULD NO LONGER BE SECURELY MOUNTED.

Consequence: FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH TRAFFIC AND ROAD CONDITIONS, AND THE RIDERíS REACTIONS, COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND INSTALL A LONGER FRONT BRAKE DISC FASTENERS AND REROUTE THE SENSOR CABLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONíS VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


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post #2 of 4 Old Jun 21st, 2008, 10:30 am
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Re: 75 K1200GTs and K1200Ss Recalled

San Jose BMW called me about this a few weeks ago. Had mine taken care of last weekend.

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post #3 of 4 Old Jun 21st, 2008, 4:06 pm
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Re: 75 K1200GTs and K1200Ss Recalled

Wouldn't you just love to see a sheet like that issued on the final drives for LT's????

"...failure of the final drive bearing/seal can result in oil contamination of the rear disc, caliper and tire resulting in possible loss of rear brake and traction potentially causing injury or death..."

Would be nice. When mine went, it COVERED the rear brake and tire..

But...It'll never happen. And BTW, there's nothing wrong with the final drives anyway...just ask your dealer

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post #4 of 4 Old Jun 22nd, 2008, 12:00 pm
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Re: 75 K1200GTs and K1200Ss Recalled

But BMW has fixed the final drive issue. You just have to buy a new bike. But wait, some of those have failed as well, so you have to buy an even newer bike. There, problem solved.

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