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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 2010, 5:23 am Thread Starter
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K1200GT brake recall

Has anyone heard/received anything about a brake recall, the one the septics have been on about on the main board?

I'm just about due for a service so if it applies here I'd like to get my dealer organised.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2010, 4:58 am
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was at the dealers the other week and he said a recall has been issued,it is something to do with the front brake lines.it affects about 122000 bikes . he also said that all the parts will be on back order because of the backlog. only the lines and a fluid change,no pad replacement. my bike is a may 2008 k1200gt se . last 5 numbers in vin 96547. i read somewhere this is possibly the production number of the bike check ya vin number and build date . it affects bikes built between may 06 and may 09, if ya fall in book in

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I am in shock. My dealer rang yesterday to let me know about the recall and that they had the parts to do it. Also had a replacement part (warranty) I had mentioned about a month ago so off I go Monday to get it all done.
Most impressive Mr BMW.

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Exactly what is the problem with the brake lines? Mine are braided stainless steel hard to believe much can go wrong with them.

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Have faith. It will all be good. Will be keeping all fingers and toes crossed though and I refuse to listen to black magic words like software update. LOL

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Exactly what is the problem with the brake lines? Mine are braided stainless steel hard to believe much can go wrong with them.
Apparently Mr BMW has decided the caliper end of the lines needs doubling, I am pretty sure it's the pressed metal part on the end of the line. Supposedly it can crack and leak fluid, some sort of fatigue I guess.

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I was contacted on Monday of this week and was able to book the bike in for Friday.

I was offered Wednesday but [Insert bragging smiley face here] I was out of town ferrying my new R1200GSA home.
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