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Old 01-06-2009, 10:03 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:40 AM   #2
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Only 500 F650GS and F800GS bikes are affected, so it was a very short term problem (newbie on the assembly line probably).
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:52 AM   #3
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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?

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Hm. Have there been many more than 500 F800/650s shipped to the U.S. so far?
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).
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:47 AM   #5
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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?
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:07 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:54 AM   #7
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Why not just remove the doubt by retorquing them to spec?
I'm probably not going to be riding it before then.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:05 PM   #8
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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....


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Old 01-07-2009, 01:06 PM   #9
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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?
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