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Old 01-26-2009, 02:33 PM   #31
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You've got it backwards, don't assume your dealer takes the time to read the bulletins BMW sends to ALL dealers.

The notice hit the dealer network website in December.




Perhaps. But I'm a believer in take care of thine own self. While a dealer may or may not look out for me. I'm the responsible party on my machine. If you (in the plural tense of the word "you", not you specifically Nemisis) are the type to wait for the dealer, don't. That's my point.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:05 PM   #32
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Perhaps. But I'm a believer in take care of thine own self. While a dealer may or may not look out for me. I'm the responsible party on my machine. If you (in the plural tense of the word "you", not you specifically Nemisis) are the type to wait for the dealer, don't. That's my point.
The only vehicle I have ever gotten a recall notice on is my 1990 Toyota 4x4 truck, and I bought it used. Over the years I have had dozens of bikes, cars, and trucks. Dealers are crap for the most part. They just want to sell vehicles. It is not the responsibility of the dealer to send out the notice. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer. I bought my 2005 12GS new from Santa Cruz BMW. The manual says never to change the FD fluid, and I have heard nothing differently from either my dealer or BMW.

I tend to agree with Dboy. If I had to rely on my dealer(s), I would be in trouble.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:32 PM   #33
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I bought my 2005 12GS new from Santa Cruz BMW. The manual says never to change the FD fluid, and I have heard nothing differently from either my dealer or BMW.

Heh, cool, I bought my 800GS from there, too.
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:58 PM   #34
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When I was in the shop, the service manager checked to see if my bike was part of the recall(s). I even forgot to ask, I was too distracted. Mine's in the clear. Kickstand replaced, lean is now normal.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:47 PM   #35
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How about this?

FWIW my KX250 used to go shear off sprokcet bolts like nobody's business - torqued, locktite'd it didn't really matter, they'd go eventually. One day I had the bright idea of replacing the stock nuts with a couple dollars worth of nylock nuts from Ace Harware. Never broke another one. I don't own an F800, so not sure what the assembly looks like, but you can get bolts with nylon inserts in, if no nuts are used.

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