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    Fuel pump recall??

    I saw mention of this on the "R" site for multiple models and years... so that's why I didn't list mine Mr. D ;-). Anyone "got the word?"

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    I read that the letters should be coming this month for a recall/inspection of the pump flanges. If they are'nt cracked they glue a metal reinforcement ring to them and call it good. If cracked they replace with a newer model that isn't supposed to crack anymore.
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    In Vancouver, Canada, BMW dealer has said that this work will start in the second week of March 2014.
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    Anyone have a picture of what pump flange looks like?

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    The Beemer Bone Yard clamp seem to be a far better fix then glueing a clamp on ,,,And you don't have to wast a lot of time dealing with the dealer,,,But that mite just be me,,,,
    Last edited by manx1089@yahoo.com; 02-15-2014 at 02:30 AM.

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    Exactly what BMW plans to do remains to be seen. The documentation on the NHTSA web site is pretty vague. When BMW releases their Service Bulletin describing the fix in detail, a copy should be available from NHTSA.

    If you choose not to have BMW's fix installed, a subsequent buyer will see that the recall was not complied with if he or she researches your bike's VIN before purchase. This could affect your bike's resale value.
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    Haven't received my letter yet.
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    Me neither, but BMW doesn't seem to see much urgency in getting this done.

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    Just like all the other documentation for this recall, I expect you will see BMW's letter to owners on the NHTSA web site before you get one in the mail. That was my experience with the two brake recalls on my 2007 R1200ST.
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    This link shows BMW's response to NHTSA, identifying both their proposed inspection/repair and timetable of notifications.
    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...V617-4608P.pdf

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    ...what are the symptons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kthutchinson View Post
    If you choose not to have BMW's fix installed, a subsequent buyer will see that the recall was not complied with if he or she researches your bike's VIN before purchase. This could affect your bike's resale value.
    Some of us fixed the thing ourselves with a Beemer Boneyard reinforcing ring or similar. I don't want to spend the time to go to a dealer, leave the bike, have them pull the tank, discover the fix, report "no cracks," and take no action, all just so the BMW computer will report the recall was done.

    I suppose the bike's value might theoretically go down, but I don't want to now spend time addressing this for no difference in the bike. As a genuine safety issue, like the early Snowflake wheels, it's likely the recall will be open-ended and the bike could be presented to a dealer at any time.

    Meh.
    Last edited by dbrick; 02-19-2014 at 06:44 PM.
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    From what I've read, symptoms range from the smell of gasoline to gasoline wetting your pant leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na1g View Post
    From what I've read, symptoms range from the smell of gasoline to gasoline wetting your pant leg.

    p
    Is that wetting your pant leg because your bike is on fire?
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