Recall for R1200GS and GS Adventure

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  1. Lutin

    Lutin Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    From visordown - BMW issues 'service campaign' for R1200GS and GS Adventure

    Potential fork stanchion problem means BMW has invited thousands of GS owners to bring their bikes back for inspection.

    BMW HAS issued a begun a mass service campaign for R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure models produced between November 2013 and June 2017 because of concerns over the fork stanchions.

    BMW’s action comes as a result of mounting pressure from affected owners across the world, with some reporting fork stanchions failing and leaking oil and in extreme cases, separating, often on off-road rides when the fork is dealing with extreme stresses. Anecdotal reports also speak of forks failing while riding on the road.

    In affected bikes, the problem lies with the clearance between the fork tube and pressurisd top seal plugs. On bikes where the plug fails, forks will start to leak oil but could also begin to creak and offer imprecise control as a result in the amount of play in them.
     
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    At least the manufacturer have recognised there's a problem.
     
  3. Mervin

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  4. Lutin

    Lutin Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    BMW’s R1200GS/Adventure ‘formal service campaign’ now a recall

    BMW'S ‘service campaign’ for fork failure on R1200GS and GS Adventure models has become a formal recall and owners of affected bikes in the UK will be contacted by BMW so it can check them, and where necessary fit new, modified parts.

    Affected bikes will be fitted with an additional fork tube bush and bikes showing signs of stanchion damage will be given new, modified parts.
     
  5. DaveS

    DaveS Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Just had mine checked on the 600 miles service.
     

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