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    This just in: R / K Recall

    Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
    BMW / K SERIES 2001-2004

    BMW / R SERIES 2000-2002 2004

    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V028000 Recall Date : JAN 15, 2004
    Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
    Potential Number Of Units Affected : 39000
    Summary:
    ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, THE O-RING CONTAINED WITHIN THE FUEL LINE QUICK-DISCONNECT COUPLING COULD BECOME DAMAGED. THERE IS ALSO A PROBLEM INVOLVING CRIMP-TYPE HOSE CLAMPS, WHICH CAN RESULT IN A SMALL FUEL LEAK.
    Consequence:
    FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
    Remedy:
    DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, ADJUST ALL CRIMP-TYPE HOSE CLAMPS. ALSO ALL FUEL LINE QUICK-DISCONNECT COUPLINGS WILL BE INSPECTED. IF A LEAK IS DETECTED, THE QUICK-DISCONNECT O-RING WILL BE REPLACED. IF DAMAGED, THE COUPLING WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.
    Notes:
    CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONÔÇÖS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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    brooksie
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    Apparently the recall doesn't really address what is wrong:
    The crimp style clamps are krap and the disconnects should be upgraded. Hopefully someone doesn't suffer burns from this flaw
    I for one will be doing it on my own time with my own $

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    Brooksie,

    Funny, that was exactly the thoughts I posted on the Adv Rider site. Sheesh.....
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