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Bucko 01-06-2009 09:03 AM

F650GS F800GS recall notice
 
Seems like someone was messing with the torque wrench when they put the sprockets on...

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/recal...torcycle2.html

Does anyone here think they've supplier the dealers with extra fasteners to replace the damaged ones? :wink:

M N B 01-06-2009 09:40 AM

Only 500 F650GS and F800GS bikes are affected, so it was a very short term problem (newbie on the assembly line probably).

WoodWorks 01-06-2009 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M N B
Only 500 F650GS and F800GS bikes are affected, so it was a very short term problem (newbie on the assembly line probably).

Hm. Have there been many more than 500 F800/650s shipped to the U.S. so far? :dunno

David

M N B 01-06-2009 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WoodWorks
Hm. Have there been many more than 500 F800/650s shipped to the U.S. so far? :dunno

Seeing as I'm running into them everywhere, I'd say yes.

Nevertheless, you can be sure I'll ask about it next time I'm at the shop (in a week or two).

TwoShots 01-07-2009 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M N B
Seeing as I'm running into them everywhere, I'd say yes.

Nevertheless, you can be sure I'll ask about it next time I'm at the shop (in a week or two).

Why not just remove the doubt by retorquing them to spec?

tmex 01-07-2009 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TwoShots
Why not just remove the doubt by retorquing them to spec?

It is more work than meets the eye. On a bolt for which Loctite is recommended you must remove the bolt reapply the Loctite and then torque correctly. Turning a bolt with Loctite breaks the bond and renders the Loctite useless. When I see guys reefing on their sprocket bolts before a ride I just shake my head.

M N B 01-07-2009 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TwoShots
Why not just remove the doubt by retorquing them to spec?

I'm probably not going to be riding it before then.

Nemesis 01-07-2009 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TwoShots
Why not just remove the doubt by retorquing them to spec?

Why not? Because you would not be using the correct procedure as spec'ed out by BMW for the retorque of these bolts. It's a two stage process much like the boxer engine head bolt retorque at the 600 mile service.

But you guys who know better than BMW, go ahead and crank away....


:huh

Bucko 01-07-2009 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M N B
Seeing as I'm running into them everywhere, I'd say yes.

Nevertheless, you can be sure I'll ask about it next time I'm at the shop (in a week or two).

Hopefully the dealers will be contacting us by then. Great, another 120 mile roundtrip. Think they'll pay for my gas?

TwoShots 01-07-2009 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tmex
It is more work than meets the eye. On a bolt for which Loctite is recommended you must remove the bolt reapply the Loctite and then torque correctly. Turning a bolt with Loctite breaks the bond and renders the Loctite useless. When I see guys reefing on their sprocket bolts before a ride I just shake my head.

Reapplying loctite is work? C'mon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nemesis
Why not? Because you would not be using the correct procedure as spec'ed out by BMW for the retorque of these bolts. It's a two stage process much like the boxer engine head bolt retorque at the 600 mile service.

But you guys who know better than BMW, go ahead and crank away....


:huh

Nothing personal - I'm just surprised to find so many posts about returning this bike to the dealer for wrenching basic stuff. I mean learning the procedures and cranking away is inherent to owning an enduro.

Bucko 01-07-2009 01:48 PM

Cya
 
I'm taking a ride this weekend. Before I leave I'll put a wrench on each one and see if it's tight. If it's not, it will be.

Ed@Ford 01-07-2009 04:28 PM

Since it's a NHTSA recall, BMW must identify the vehicles by VIN & owners MUST get a letter

shoxroxice 01-08-2009 05:35 PM

Another one?
 
I apologize if someone already posted this - but better to be safe than sorry I guess. I did a search for recall and didn't see it in another spot so I'll post it here:

http://blog.preferredconsumer.com/re...w-f650-gs.html

Recall on the brakes... probably shouldn't overlook that one.

Dave92029 01-09-2009 08:47 AM

Vin # effected?
 
How do we find out what Vin# are effected by recalls? Generally aren't they listed on the recall notice?

Thanks

marty hill 01-09-2009 08:52 AM

Call your dealer, they know serial numbers on recall notices.


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