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    Exclamation K1200GT/R-Series Recall Notice!!

    My son just sent me the following information regarding a front brake fluid leak recall from BMW on bikes built between August 2006 and May 2009 in the R-series and K1200GT:

    http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ord/11495.html

    Please ride safely!

    Best,

    Peter
    Peter Fiedler
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    2012 K1600GT Grey/Silver
    2013 R1200GSW Thunder Grey

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    To save people having to take the time to check the ADVRider, here are the Service Bulletin excerpts posted there:

    Situation
    Note
    Editorial note: All earlier versions of this Service Information are rendered invalid by this supplement. The SI
    has been radically revised, and this is the reason why the individual changes are not marked.
    A combination of unfavorable tolerances can mean that the brake lines installed on some motorcycles
    with BMW Motorrad Integral ABS generation II might be under strain.
    The vibrations that occur when the motorcycle is being ridden could cause the front brake lines
    to develop leaks, allowing brake fluid to escape. If this happened it would cause the level of fluid
    in the reservoir of the front brake system to drop. If the level drops until the reservoir is completely
    empty the result can be failure of the front brakes.
    Under rare circumstances there is even a possibility of the new-geometry front brake lines (sequence
    of bends) developing leaks on high-mileage motorcycles.
    Motorcycles affected
    The technical campaign has to be extended to include the R 1200 GS Adventure (K25/02,
    0382/0397), R 1200 RT (K26, 0368/0388) and K 1200 GT (K44, 0587/0597) models and the
    R1200GS, GSA without BMW Motorrad Integral ABS generation II (option code 0630).
    The following motorcycles with BMW Motorrad Integral ABS generation II are affected:
    ÔÇó R 1200 GS (K25, 0307/0317): All motorcycles up to end of production
    ÔÇó R 1200 GS Adventure (K25/02, 0382/0397): All motorcycles up to end of production
    ÔÇó R 1200 R (K27, 0378/0398): All motorcycles up to date of production may 05, 2009
    ÔÇó R 1200 RT (K26, 0368/0388): All motorcycles up to date of production May 01, 2009
    ÔÇó R 1200 ST (K28, 0328/0338): All motorcycles up to end of production
    ÔÇó K 1200 GT (K44, 0587/0597): All motorcycles up to end of production
    ÔÇó R 1200 GS (K25/11, 0303/0313) With BMW Motorrad Integral ABS generation II (option
    code 0630): All motorcycles manufactured in the period up to November 07, 2008
    ÔÇó R 1200 GS Adventure (K25/12, 0380/0390) Without BMW Motorrad Integral
    ABS generation II (option code 0630): All motorcycles manufactured in the period up to
    May 06, 2009
    All motorcycles affected by this campaign will be issued a new special defect code.
    Service Information No. 22/2008
    Inc - Service Information No. 43/2008
    Technical After-Sales Service / Warranty
    34 Brakes
    2nd SUPPLEMENT to technical campaign:
    Conversion of brake lines, front
    R 1200 GS (K25), R 1200 GS Adventure (K25/02),
    R 1200 R, R 1200 RT, R 1200 ST, K 1200 GT
    R 1200 GS (K25/11, 0303/0313),
    R 1200 GS Adventure (K25/12, 0380/0390)
    Service Information No. 22/2008
    2nd SUPPLEMENT to technical campaign:
    Conversion of brake lines, front
    Page 2 / 7
    See the local systems for technical campaigns (DMS, DCS Net, S-Gate, IWS, OSCAR
    Monitoring etc.) for an updated list of the motorcycles affected.
    Series solution
    Brake lines of a new, considerably more robust design and fitted with sleeves (see Figure 3)
    have been in use in series production since May 2009 for the R 1200 R (K27, 0378/0398) and
    R 1200 RT (K26, 0368/0388) models. Production of the other models affected had ceased by
    that date.
    Series solution
    R1200 GS / GSA
    Brake lines of a new, considerably more robust design and fitted with sleeves (see Figure 3)
    were introduced into series production as of the dates listed below:
    ÔÇó November 08, 2008: Motorcycles with ABS
    ÔÇó May 07, 2009: Motorcycles without ABS

    And the 2nd supplement.

    Service solution
    The spare parts in question were changed to brake lines with sleeves (see Figure 3) in May
    2009.
    All the motorcycles in question have to be fitted with these brake lines with sleeves. Motorcycles
    that have already been fitted with the new-geometry (sequence of bends) brake lines but without
    the sleeves (see Figure 2) within the framework of a technical campaign will have to be
    converted a second time.
    You are requested to notify customers who are owners of these motorcycles of the situation
    immediately, either by phone or by sending them a copy of the enclosed letter, and arrange a
    date and time to have the work stipulated for this technical campaign undertaken. In the case of
    motorcycles still on your premises, you are requested to undertake the work involved before
    your customers take delivery.
    Note
    Every motorcycle that has already been fitted with a brake line with sleeve within the framework of a technical
    campaign (see Figure 3) is logged in the applicable system; these motorcycles are not affected by this
    campaign. In the local systems for technical campaigns, these motorcycles are not flagged with a new
    special defect code.
    Motorcycles without ABS that are affected by this technical campaign must be converted in
    accordance with attached work item 00 00 221.
    The description of the conversion procedure for those motorcycles with ABS that are affected
    by this technical campaign is included in the Repair Manual (construction group 34) of the current
    RSD.
    The descriptions of the work items (with/without ABS) 00 60 220 / 00 60 221 will be published
    for all models on the RSD (Repair & Service Data BMW Motorrad) service-data DVD edition
    06/2010 and later editions.
    Note
    The work item in the attachment for the R 1200 GS (K25/11, 0303) applies by analogy for the R 1200 GS
    (K25/11, 0313) and R 1200 GS Adventure (K25/12, 0380/0390) models.
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    Mark
    2006 R1200RT

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    "Told" my dealer about it last friday after reading it here on BMW MOA homepage.
    Was told to call back in about a week and they will let me know when parts are to arrive.
    Massive recall apparently.
    My 1st recall out of the 3 BMW's I have owned.

    Could be worse, could be HD.

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    I received an email reply from my dealer suggesting that BMW has not issued a recall concerning brake lines. Has this recall been made official?
    FORZA ITALIA
    2007 K1200GT

    -"Are your giblets warm?" J.D., Scrubs.

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    Looking at the verbage, it appears it is a Technical campaign as opposed to the full on Recall notices we have received relative to stalling, etc. Based on that same information as provided by MarcoPolo, it appears the dealer should be contacting you to schedule an appointment if your bike is included in the affected group. Though the link provided by Peter on May 19 shows that "BMW has announced the recall of...." it does not indicate an official NTSB (don't have my paperwork in front of me, not sure it this is the correct agency) recall in the way the stalling issue has been dealt with....official letters from BMWNA advising affected owners to contact a dealer to resolve the problem ASAP. But there has been enough information out there about the brake line problem in a limited number that this should not be a surprise to any dealer. But it appears to be a technical service bulletin vs 'Recall'.
    Jim Douglas '00 K1200RS >135,000 miles my primary bike again,
    Gone: '09 K1300S sold @ 22k mi, '93 K1100RS traded @ 78k mi, '85 K100RS sold @ 44k mi
    '06 Kaw 650R track bike sold
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    Am I covered?

    Do I have to be the original owner of the bike to get this type of work done for free?
    Gene Merritt - Ames, IA - BMWMOA#111610 - IBA#21886 - Rounder #26 - Webmeister, Bahnsturmers
    ---- 1986 K100 ---- 2006 K1200GT ---- 2001 F650GSD ----

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    Quote Originally Posted by merrittgene View Post
    Do I have to be the original owner of the bike to get this type of work done for free?
    No.
    David Brick
    Santa Cruz CA
    2007 R1200R

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