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Old 06-02-2010, 06:51 PM   #76
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haven't seen any notice of this in the USA, but it may be about to hit. BMW tends to do campaigns in stages as it's a lot to handle worldwide logistically all at once.

It will probably hit the USA late July, if it hits at all, but if our friends up north get a campaign usually so do we.

Europe is on a different planet and I've seen them get recalls and campaigns that we don't and visaversa.

Frack! That's a big job with an endless chain, right when were already sweating to death in the Midwest.

Oh well, it will be good for some overtime, if it comes to the USA.
I swapped to a DID prior to my trip, and they offered to leave it on, now I think I know why They just swapped the sprockets, left the DID on, and swapped the old chain.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:45 AM   #77
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I am going to post this in the recall thread also... if you're all lucky, I will post the notice
After fighting with scanners, I have posted the bulletin for the Canadian chain recall here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=314

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Old 06-03-2010, 12:24 PM   #78
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Thanks, it's nice to see that BMW is finally paying attention! Now if only they'd release this in the US... I'm getting impatient!
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:17 PM   #79
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There is something important to note about this recall. If you read the Canadian recall document carefully, you'll notice that BMW Motorrad has pinpointed a certain run of CZ chains:

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...The problems are due to fluctuations in the manufacturing process of the drive trains and have been identified as affecting only those drive chains that were manufactured during certain production periods. All of the drive trains manufactured during these periods need to be replaced.

VIN Range F650GS: ZT25589-ZT40370
VIN Range F800GS: ZT70293-ZT79116
Mine falls out of this range. And my dealer recently ran my VIN and came back with nothing. This would also explain why my chain has held up perfectly fine for 6,000 miles. There's a very good chance most people's chains are just fine. I was going to order a DID, but given this information, and due to the fact that my chain has held up fine for 6,000 miles, I'm not going to. CZ chains are good chains, it just seems that they were having some manufacturing problems for this model and size of chain for a short period of time, and these faulty chains found their way onto a short run of F650GS's and F800GS's.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:28 PM   #80
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Interesting reading on chain and battery. I am at 31,000+ miles and still have original chain, sprockets and battery - no issues. Maybe I am just lucky??

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Old 06-03-2010, 02:34 PM   #81
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Interesting reading on chain and battery. I am at 31,000+ miles and still have original chain, sprockets and battery - no issues. Maybe I am just lucky??

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Your chain is probably one of the unaffected ones, like mine. Does your VIN fall into the VIN range in the recall?
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:39 PM   #82
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Interesting reading on chain and battery. I am at 31,000+ miles and still have original chain, sprockets and battery - no issues. Maybe I am just lucky??
Nah. I'm at 23,000 miles, and have the same original stuff still going too. Based on the recall, it does seem like there may have been a bad run of chains from CZ at some point. But I suspect that most of the complaints here are isolated problems that get blown all out of proportion on the Intertubes.

Count me among the few who have the valve cover leakage though. I expect my dealer will fix that at the 24K service.

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Old 06-03-2010, 04:15 PM   #83
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There is something important to note about this recall. If you read the Canadian recall document carefully, you'll notice that BMW Motorrad has pinpointed a certain run of CZ chains:


Mine falls out of this range. And my dealer recently ran my VIN and came back with nothing. This would also explain why my chain has held up perfectly fine for 6,000 miles. There's a very good chance most people's chains are just fine. I was going to order a DID, but given this information, and due to the fact that my chain has held up fine for 6,000 miles, I'm not going to. CZ chains are good chains, it just seems that they were having some manufacturing problems for this model and size of chain for a short period of time, and these faulty chains found their way onto a short run of F650GS's and F800GS's.
let me take a wild guess Griz, your last 7 vin starts with "ZU", right.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:28 PM   #84
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Were you informed of the recall by mail or phone or did you hear about it when you went to the dealership? I'm in Calgary and I haven't heard a thing!
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let me take a wild guess Griz, your last 7 vin starts with "ZU", right.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:00 PM   #86
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"U" for USA bikes? I wouldn't read to much into a Canadian recall document as to how it may or may not pertain to a USA recall, if and when that happens.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:14 PM   #87
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"U" for USA bikes? I wouldn't read to much into a Canadian recall document as to how it may or may not pertain to a USA recall, if and when that happens.
If "U" is for USA, the what is "T" for? "Tribunal Community"?


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Old 06-03-2010, 06:46 PM   #88
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Interesting reading on chain and battery. I am at 31,000+ miles and still have original chain, sprockets and battery - no issues. Maybe I am just lucky??

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Woo.. that's over 50,000 km. My dealer had told me chain and sprockets need to be replaced at 30,000 km (about 18K miles).. so I say your chain doesn't owe you anything.. I'd replace it now.
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If "U" is for USA, the what is "T" for? "Tribunal Community"?


Encoded in the VIN is destination market and emissions package, both of which are unique for the USA
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Encoded in the VIN is destination market and emissions package, both of which are unique for the USA
Interesting. Good to know Joel.
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