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Old 10-14-2012, 03:29 AM   #661
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Which recalls must absolutely be done on a 2008? Is there a list somewhere ?
No "list" compiled here but this thread might help: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=490550
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:13 AM   #662
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Thank's....

For the moment I see these recalls:

- Front axle
- Fuel Pump
- Fuel sensor
- Gas tank which cracked himself
- Coolant hose?
- Chain
- ... ?

:-/...

In case I buy this 2008 800GS which is not covered by the warranty anymore and the recalls are not done, what is the policy of BMW? Can I make the recalls for free (that was like that with my 2004 KTM 950 Adventure I bought in 2009) or will they charge me?
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:22 AM   #663
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It's just me, but I would ask them to certify that the recalls had been done prior to my purchasing it. I'm not sure what happens if you buy it and then find out the recalls have not been done.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:27 AM   #664
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Well you are right!

But the bike isn't in the garage where I go normally (and which is near my home)... I'll ask for proofs that the recalls are done when I'll test it. I think most important is the chain, gas tank and front axle...

And I can ask the garage where I go normally for the BMW policy...

EDIT: Or a can buy a brand new F700GS but my wallet don't like this idea
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:54 AM   #665
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Thank's....

For the moment I see these recalls:

- Front axle
- Fuel Pump
- Fuel sensor
- Gas tank which cracked himself
- Coolant hose?
- Chain
- ... ?

:-/...

In case I buy this 2008 800GS which is not covered by the warranty anymore and the recalls are not done, what is the policy of BMW? Can I make the recalls for free (that was like that with my 2004 KTM 950 Adventure I bought in 2009) or will they charge me?
I don't know about Europe but I believe that here in the states the whole idea of a recall is that it's done for free as the manufacture is correcting a fault that they were unaware of at the time of manufacture. I believe the obligation is to the vehicle not the specific owner. A call to a BMW dealer would confirm.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:01 AM   #666
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Yes I think too but sometimes we have some surprises.

Anyway, I'll call the my BMW dealer this week before trying the bike.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #667
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Don't forget that most of these recalls only apply to certain manufacture dates and not to all.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #668
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For a 2008, there is for sure the chain and the gas tank, the other ones I don't know...
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:41 AM   #669
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For a 2008, there is for sure the chain and the gas tank, the other ones I don't know...
For sure from what source? I have not heard of any recalls for gas tanks in Europe. Then again, I've never been to an official BMW dealer with my bikes either.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:28 PM   #670
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Aha that's a point that I missed, the difference US/EU...

So one recall less?
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:24 PM   #671
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Aha that's a point that I missed, the difference US/EU...

So one recall less?
Didn't hear about it either. But than again I don't hang out on european forums. The only two things I've heard of are the chain and the pump oh and 2 or 3 cases of "cache culburateur" but after 4 years I think that the ones who had problems with it took a bath in oil, and had to change it anyway
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #672
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Didn't hear about it either. But than again I don't hang out on european forums. The only two things I've heard of are the chain and the pump oh and 2 or 3 cases of "cache culburateur" but after 4 years I think that the ones who had problems with it took a bath in oil, and had to change it anyway
Again, what are your sources?

I do not think there was a fuel pump recall either, just some replaced under warranty.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:06 PM   #673
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Again, what are your sources?

I do not think there was a fuel pump recall either, just some replaced under warranty.
my local dealer who I asked before buying mine.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:56 AM   #674
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Thanks dado, just trying to help out any fellow riders. I'll expand more on this later, but being in a far away place and being on the receiving end of incredible acts of kindness for no other reason that you own a bike is quite humbling and really makes one much more aware that we are all part of a global bike gang. With membership comes many privileges, but also responsibilities, sticking together and helping each other out is the least we can do.:)
I really liked this comment but my wife corrected us, said not just part of global bike gang, that is just part of it, but part of a global human gang, as it seems lots of folks will lend a hand to someone taking the time and trouble to explore the world, esp. their part of the world. It is like you are a guest visiting their home, I have found this true riding a motorcycle, a bicycle a...you name it, people, most will help. Only those with criminal intent will be a danger. Which is always a risk.
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:50 AM   #675
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Hey KN,

Thanks for the comments, I know you are kidding but I do have to disagree with you since you bring up that point. Many times, the most insightful comments come from riders at every stage in their exposure to any bike. People who look at the bike for the first time have a great initial cognitive reaction that is not yet clouded, people who have ridden it a bit have that insightful first "feel" from their rides. Once we get more than a few miles on a bike, we can point out how it feels then, but a lot of times we form opinions (rightly or wrongly) and can get a bit stagnant. The problem is that we are adaptable and we adjust to the bike so that sometimes if you ask someone about a certain feature or potential problem, the rider has to scratch his head and think about it, because it has been a while since he has been concious of the issue.

Slight tangent, but there is truly a lot of interesting points and questions brought up by riders at every position in riding spectrum, I think that it would be great if more people contributed their thoughts. I know sometimes it's hard as there seems to be a high level of expertise on almost all topics, but we all mostly fall into the average rider category and as such there will be a lot of other riders like us that will have the same perspective. Please post away!
I have ridden extensively an incredibly large number of bikes from my wife's grey market 250s and 400s to GSA and all points in between. At 6-0 and 250 pounds I found the 800GS not at all suffering in comparison to 1150 GSA, in fact I downsized on purpose as I found that the 1150 GSA was just too much in almost all circumstances and I am a guy who no one would ever say was unlikely to handle just about anything. I made that decision after putting lots of miles on the 1150. I am not surprised by the tone of most of this discussion, seems if I had thought to put my words on paper would have said the same though I do not have the extensive world travelling as others here, still working. I found the 800 the most balanced bike I have own, and at the onset it fit me better than anything I had previously owned. If you look at my bio you will see over 40 years of riding and dozens of bikes owned, granted many were sportbikes, some of those sportbikes I rode to track sessions, used to be famous for riding from Va to Mid Ohio to do track weekend and ride home on SS tires. Used to tour back in the 80s on a Nighthawk S and rode and camped cross country 2 up on that. So my roots pretty much make anything work evolving up to the point of buying more suited machine. The 1150 I rode everywhere for everything.
Still with all of that the 800 GS was like finding that one thing that fit like a glove. Like my 996R which does not fit like a glove it is likely to be the one bike I keep well into my retirement years and world travels. R
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