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    Recall is on- fuel pump flange/fuel pump

    Well the recall is on. Supposedly the letters will go out in February.
    I know my bike has no sign, no issue, no crack, nothing. So there is not much for me.
    There is some measurement idea. They measure the flange?
    I suppose it won't measure more unless there are cracks, so I don't see why they would do that.
    It really doesn't sound like they are going to do much.
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    Wonder what they will do for bikes that leaked and the owner paid for the complete repair? Will BMW reimburse them for the expense. They had fuel leaking out of the tank so I would guess the flange failed.
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    Recall for what model ?
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    Certain model year 2005-2011 model year R-model motorcycles,
    model year 2005-2012 K-model motorcycles,
    model year 2010-2011 S 1000 model motorcycles,
    and model year 2006-2010 HP2 motorcycles. In the affected motorcycles, the fuel pump flange (and the auxiliary fuel pump flange if equipped) could develop cracks and leak fuel.

    CONSEQUENCE:
    A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

    REMEDY:
    BMW will notify owners, and dealers will either reinforce the fuel pump flange or replace the pump, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sibud View Post
    Wonder what they will do for bikes that leaked and the owner paid for the complete repair? Will BMW reimburse them for the expense. They had fuel leaking out of the tank so I would guess the flange failed.
    Last year there was a Technical Campaign on the Slant Four bikes to install a Cam Chain Jump Guard. Owners that installed the jump guard at their own expense before the Campaign was announced were reimbursed by BMW.
    It could be BMW will do the same on this recall.
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    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...V617-4608P.pdf
    That is the link. It seems to be working slow, or not at all.
    This is an NHTSA recall. It concerns BMW motorcycles. There was a recent one in Canada. This is basically the same on for the USA.
    This is an issue that has plagued these bikes for years. Yes, it is the fuel pump flange.
    In fact for a year or more BeemerBoneyard has been selling the 'fix' that was designed to take care of this problem, as after years, it appeared BMW was only going to ignore the matter.
    As far as I know, there are no other recalls on these bikes on the horizon, nor have any others been called for.
    I suppose the other issues, failing cruise control switches and fuel strips are another plague. But as far as I know, since that poses no possible safety risk, there was never talk of a recall there, nor any report to NHTSA.
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    So modification was done after MY 2011 for R1200RT? What is different on MY '12 and '13?
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    I thought they started putting the reinforcing ring on in 2009.
    But the recall says it was more like the first half of 2011.
    I think they are talking about the reinforcing ring, akin to 10ovrs which is sold thru' BeemerBoneyard.
    So the way I guess is look at the top of the fuel pump. Does the flange have the reinforcing ring or not.

    We will see if BMW reimburses anyone. There were some expensive problems with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David13 View Post
    I thought they started putting the reinforcing ring on in 2009.
    But the recall says it was more like the first half of 2011.
    I think they are talking about the reinforcing ring, akin to 10ovrs which is sold thru' BeemerBoneyard.
    So the way I guess is look at the top of the fuel pump. Does the flange have the reinforcing ring or not.

    We will see if BMW reimburses anyone. There were some expensive problems with it.
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    My guess is that either that fix did not work, or they want to make sure it is still working i.e., the plastic being reinforced does not have any cracks.

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    And by the way, I want to thank everyone for being constructive and proper. Let's keep this thread open. This information is very important to some of us.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Last year there was a Technical Campaign on the Slant Four bikes to install a Cam Chain Jump Guard. Owners that installed the jump guard at their own expense before the Campaign was announced were reimbursed by BMW.
    It could be BMW will do the same on this recall.
    I hope so. He rode into Gateway BMW with fuel running down the side of the bike! The replaced the whole assembly at a cost of >$500
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    So modification was done after MY 2011 for R1200RT? What is different on MY '12 and '13?

    This picture shows the updated part with a metal ring on a K1200S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David13 View Post
    I thought they started putting the reinforcing ring on in 2009.
    But the recall says it was more like the first half of 2011.
    Our 2011 K1300Ss were made in September of 2010 and do not have the updated part. I believe it was sometime in 2011 that the updated part was installed at the factory.
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