Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Recall: Transport Canada / BMW [2013] R1200GS

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Still Wondering mika's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Fly Over Land
    Posts
    10,586

    Recall: Transport Canada / BMW [2013] R1200GS

    Transport Canada: BMW issued recall on R1200GS [2013]

    On certain motorcycles, transmission oil pressure may be too high, causing the output shaft sealing ring to leak. Oil leakage ahead of the rear tire could render the vehicle unstable. This could result in a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will install an oil restrictor to reduce oil pressure at the transmssion output.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. #2
    Lost again Texpaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    San Antonio, Tx
    Posts
    450
    You have to wonder how an issue like that ever got thru to the customer. Seems they would have encountered that during testing. They did test, didn't they
    Paul Mulhern
    MOA# 56330
    '05 1200GS Big Blue

  3. #3
    MOA #24991 Pauls1150's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    south of Los Angeles
    Posts
    1,572
    How does one regulate pressure in the tranny? Reduce the quantity of oil?
    And, is there an atmosphere vent? I'd expect a little bleed if there was too much inside.

  4. #4
    Cam Killer marchyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    3,498
    Quote Originally Posted by Texpaul View Post
    You have to wonder how an issue like that ever got thru to the customer. Seems they would have encountered that during testing. They did test, didn't they
    Testing? It's roughly the same transmission used on hexheads since 2005. The recall is not about the not-quite-released-yet liquid cooled bike. Also, the recall is limited to 31 bikes. That leads one to suspect that there was a specific manufacturing issue with those 31 bikes.

  5. #5
    Still Wondering mika's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Fly Over Land
    Posts
    10,586
    Correct. As I understand the recall it is the current model. I have searched US, UK, Australia, and EU - no recalls on their sites at this time. Maybe in the future but not at this time. Right now 31 units in one country.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

  6. #6
    got, got, got no time... rguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Rogersville, MO
    Posts
    399
    Defective breather? That is about all I could imagine would cause an overpressure problem like that. (Breather # 23007693739)
    Neal - '09 R1200GS / '81 R65
    _______________________
    Be the person that your dog thinks you are.

  7. #7
    Still Wondering mika's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Fly Over Land
    Posts
    10,586
    I have written BMW Motorrad CA asking for clarification. I will report what they say when I receive it.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

  8. #8
    A bozo on the bus deilenberger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Spring Lake NJ, USA
    Posts
    7,750
    This applies to the NEW Wasserhead. Not to any model you can buy today. Inside source says this will be corrected before any bikes are sent to dealers in the US.

    It's a non-issue.
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
    Spring Lk Heights NJ NJ Shore BMW Riders New Sweden BMW Riders
    '07 R1200R (current ride) and some bimmers.. and a Porsche

  9. #9
    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    between SanAntone & the Weird Place, TX
    Posts
    6,090
    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    Testing? It's roughly the same transmission used on hexheads since 2005. The recall is not about the not-quite-released-yet liquid cooled bike. Also, the recall is limited to 31 bikes. That leads one to suspect that there was a specific manufacturing issue with those 31 bikes.
    Thought this was a major redesign of case...clutch relocated,output shaft flipped to port side? I was under impression this was the new set up being recalled.
    Steve Henson
    SABMWRA MOA Club#62's Flat Fixer/ current forum moderator
    It's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away-D.Dillon/G. Strait

  10. #10
    Cam Killer marchyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    3,498
    The new bike has an integrated transmission with a wet clutch at the front of the engine case. There is no separate transmission case. There is no separate transmission oil.

    p90104996.jpg

    Edit: It is also quite possible that the description of the problem bears no resemblance to the actual issue and it is the new bike that is being recalled.
    Last edited by marchyman; 02-08-2013 at 12:03 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •