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Global BMW bikes' recall: Is yours one?

2015-03-30 11:40

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Nearly 9500 BMW motorcycles are being recalled by BMW Motorrad in South Africa as a precaution to stop their rear wheel falling off.

A similar recall will occur in North America where nearly 49 000 motorcycles in the US and Canada are being called in to replace flanges that hold the rear wheel in place.

Globally, about 367 000 motorcycles are affected.

The aluminium flange can crack if their retaining bolts are torqued too tight, reports BMW.

RANGE OF BIKES AFFECTED

The recall affects multiple models, among them them:

2005-10 R1200GS and R1200RT
2006-10 R1200GS Adventure
2007-10 R1200R
2007 R1200S and K1200R Sport.
2005-07 R1200ST
2008-09 HP2 Megamoto
2006 HP2 Enduro
2008-10 HP2 Sport
2005-08 K1200S, 2006-08 K1200R and K1200GT.
2009-11 K1300S, 2010-11 K1300R and 2009-10 K1300GT

CRASH IN SPAIN

The Associated Press reports that the problem was discovered after a 2004 motorcycle crashed in Spain in August 2014. BMW says the rider and passenger suffered bruises and scrapes.

An emailed reply to a query to BMW SA about the recall said: "Based on ongoing quality analysis, it was found that in the case of incorrectly carried-out maintenance work excessive torque may be applied to the brake disk bolts or to the nuts when changing wheels.

"This is contrary to the values specified in the BMW Motorrad repair instructions or operating instructions. Cracks and damage can occur in the wheel flange as a result of excessive torque.

"BMW Motorrad has therefore decided to exchange the wheel flange with a more robust part as a precaution."

The recall is expected to begin from April 21 2015. Dealers will replace the aluminum flange with a steel one at no cost to owners. Make a booking with your local dealer...

AP

Comments
  • Chris Small - 2015-03-30 13:11

    I dont understand. The article says "The problem was discovered after a 2004 motorcycle crashed in Spain in August 2014". However the recall list only starts from 2005 models. This does not make sense.

      Ross McCann - 2015-03-30 14:09

      Agree. Are you sure this is correct news24 .would Bmw honestly wait 10 years ?

      Ross McCann - 2015-03-30 14:10

      Agree. Are you sure this is correct news24 .would Bmw honestly wait 10 years ?

      Moses Taylor - 2015-03-31 10:23

      It means that BMW have happily let people ride unsafe bikes for a decade.

  • Willem Van Rensburg - 2015-03-30 13:40

    In those days we received our bikes about a year late. Today they arrive faster.

  • Le Riche Jordaan - 2015-03-30 13:46

    Early April Fool's joke if you aske me :)

  • Ross McCann - 2015-03-30 14:11

    Are you sure this is correct news24 .would Bmw honestly wait 10 years

      Ray Priestley - 2015-03-30 17:38

      No Ross,I think the model was 2004,but the incident was in 2014[I think], although the article is rather confusing.

  • Hamish Leslie Drake - 2015-03-30 15:00

    Charming!

  • Totch Totch - 2015-03-30 16:02

    @chris, read again as you don't understand.

  • Totch Totch - 2015-03-30 16:04

    The model of the bike was 2004. Accident happened 2014 guys

  • Werner Van Aswegen - 2015-03-30 16:40

    This sounds suspect. Why would BMW recall bikes that may have damage which is caused due to I maintenence that is not I accordance with their specifications? Expecially when there was no official of the pre 2010 F800S/ST which had a known issue with the rear axle which could lead to the rear wheel bearings failing.

  • Michael Johnston - 2015-03-30 17:54

    LMFAO ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • Andre Moreson - 2015-03-31 17:36

    Accident 2014? Journalistic error? Good of them to recall.

  • Andre Moreson - 2015-03-31 17:36

    Accident 2014? Journalistic error? Good of them to recall.

  • Danie Jansen Van Vuuren - 2015-04-06 10:43

    It goes to show how serious BMW Motor Rad is about their product and quality control, these bitter and vindictive comments are from those poor souls that just can,t afford a BMW. My RT1200 LC was called back because of a potential problem and they replaced it with a K1600 GT. You just can,t fault their commitment!

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