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Old 03-29-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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BMW Brake Recall?

Has anyone with a '07 thru'09 R1200GS actually had a brake line fracture which was the subject of that recall?
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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Has anyone with a '07 thru'09 R1200GS actually had a brake line fracture which was the subject of that recall?
Non for me...07GSA....62k miles and counting...all original 'cept the pads n fluid.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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I think they had a recall for an ABS sensor wire reroute, but nothing on actual brakes that I recall.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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I think they had a recall for an ABS sensor wire reroute, but nothing on actual brakes that I recall.
They replaced my front brake lines on my '07 while I had it in for service in '08...same time they did that antenna ring thingy
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
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No failures, but the rigid front ABS supply and return lines on my '07 have been replaced twice, under two different recall campaigns.

The most recent, seen here, have pale blue-anodized flare nuts:



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Old 03-30-2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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A dealer did the brake line recall/replacement on my '07, and the removed line was still intact.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:32 AM   #7
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They replaced my front brake lines on my '07 while I had it in for service in '08...same time they did that antenna ring thingy

Okay! So it's a "brake line" recall and not a brake recall
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:58 PM   #8
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Yes, the front brakes failed on my 08 in 2011. The front steel break pipe fails on the flange fitting from over tightening. At the time my dealer told me mine was the first ever failure in Australia - yeah right you buggers.

It was scary event finding no front brakes on the freeway at 100km/hr.

They did a good job at fixing it though. New wiring harness because brake fluid had melted the glue in the old one, also a new frame piece, brake pipe, can't remember the rest. I was happy with the repaired bike and surprised how much trouble they went to.

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Old 03-31-2013, 06:06 PM   #9
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I had the brake line fail on the road, limped home. The local dealer replace the brake line, free of charge, but would do nothing for the paint damaged by brake fluid.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:38 PM   #10
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No failure yet, I did get the recall notice for the front brake line, checked in with Mex BMW they said not a problem, have not checked in with US BMW though...
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:37 AM   #11
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Yep, my '08 GSA's failed in 2009, had the recall notice for a couple of months, figured I would get it done next time I was by the dealers, rode it home then rode it to the dealers the next day (150 miles) with only rear brake (95% interstate). I was fortunate I didn't have any paint damage.

Funny thing is I had a rear brake fluid loss on my 2010 GSA recently, it was a cracked banjo fitting, not a recall item but my dealer still fixed me up for free.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:30 AM   #12
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My friend's failed on his 2008 GS while riding. What happens is a straight steel line makes a 90 degree elbow to a fitting. Brake fluid heating and cooling causes the line to slightly expand and contract (lengthen/shorten) which stresses it at the fitting causing it to crack there.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:17 AM   #13
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My friend's failed on his 2008 GS while riding. What happens is a straight steel line makes a 90 degree elbow to a fitting. Brake fluid heating and cooling causes the line to slightly expand and contract (lengthen/shorten) which stresses it at the fitting causing it to crack there.
I was looking at the new lines which are the recall kit and the somewhat straight line has two 90 degree bends, the short one has a 90 and two almost 180 degree bends. I wonder about all this...maybe the lines are a little more generous on length so they can flex a bit.
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I was looking at the new lines which are the recall kit and the somewhat straight line has two 90 degree bends,....
Yes. The bends allow the line to flex to absorb expansion which stops the rocking stress on the fitting.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:35 AM   #15
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Yes. The bends allow the line to flex to absorb expansion which stops the rocking stress on the fitting.
Well that's what I thought, and what's more they look identical to the ones that are stock on this '08. I guess I'm just curious if there is/was some shape change or if the change was materials. The ends are blue anodized and the original ones are silver...like all the rest of the lines on the rear, etc.
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