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Old 11-30-2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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Possible recall for 2005 to 2008 R series

Not sure if this has been posted before but I was just looking at the most recent recall from Ford and saw this tidbit.

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Safety Agency Investigating Fuel Leaks in BMW Motorcycles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether it needs to recall about 24,000 BMW motorcycles because of possible fuel leaks.
A report posted on the agency Web site identifies the models as the 2005-8 R Series. The agency says it decided to investigate after receiving 28 complaints and seeing additional reports on Internet forums of cracks in the fuel-pump housing.
There was no mention of fires or accidents.
One owner, who complained to the safety agency in September, said that when he arrived at his destination he noticed a strong smell of gasoline and “my left pant leg with soaked in fuel.”
He found a leak in the fuel-pump housing “in close proximity to the vehicle’s left exhaust pipe and ignition.”
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:40 AM   #2
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is it related to this ??

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530713
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:42 AM   #3
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Recall

It relates to this problem

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711467

Take a look at the entire thread. I checked mine because of reading this thread and posted pictures of what i found

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:58 AM   #4
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It would be good to see a better resolution on a similar fuel concern for plastic-tank Ducatis. Seems to me if your fuel pump seal is affected and leaks gasoline onto the rear header. . . it may be a concern.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:30 AM   #5
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It would be good to see a better resolution on a similar fuel concern for plastic-tank Ducatis. Seems to me if your fuel pump seal is affected and leaks gasoline onto the rear header. . . it may be a concern.
The seals that are failing in these fuel pumps are not made of the same material that Ducati fuel tanks are.

-It might be the same cause (ethanol ), but it's a very different problem.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #6
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The seals that are failing in these fuel pumps are not made of the same material that Ducati fuel tanks are.

-It might be the same cause (ethanol ), but it's a very different problem.

Yes, I know. Just saying that any leaking gasoline over an engine or header is pretty serious. In both instances, the 'issue' has been known for several years.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #7
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Does somebody have to be seriously injured or die in order for action to be taken?

Fuel system leaks on a motorcycle with fuel injection and a high pressure fuel system can be serious.

Thinking out loud here, I would speculate that the NHTSA will give relatively low priority to a motorcycle issue where there have been no property damage or deaths reported.

NHTSA....a bureaucracy in which I have little faith.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #8
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Does somebody have to be seriously injured or die in order for action to be taken?

Fuel system leaks on a motorcycle with fuel injection and a high pressure fuel system can be serious.

Thinking out loud here, I would speculate that the NHTSA will give relatively low priority to a motorcycle issue where there have been no property damage or deaths reported.

NHTSA....a bureaucracy in which I have little faith.
+100

If these issues were from an automotive manufacturer, it would be front page crucifixion in many public media. I am not that close to the GS years affected here, but the recalls I had on my GS were 1) proactively communicated to me from BMW, and 2) resolved with superior parts and/or techniques as in the case of lever interference on 05-07 handguards. Seeing how something similar played out with an Italian manufacturer made BMW look like heroes, as nothing was communicated through NHTSA or Ducati NA. Until I received legal notices it was a class action lawsuit.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #9
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Again?

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:56 PM   #10
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Again?

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No... it's STILL a problem.

Not with the bike hardware; the problem is with the swill that passes for gasoline in this country.

the EPA, the DEQ, and the ethanol subsidies.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:58 PM   #11
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No... it's STILL a problem.

Not with the bike hardware; the problem is with the swill that passes for gasoline in this country.

the EPA, the DEQ, and the ethanol subsidies.
No, are they doing another investigation, or is this just a rehash of the old one?

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