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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 2010, 11:06 am Thread Starter
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Brake lines recall notice

Just got a recall notice in the mail for brake lines. Sounds like they're worried about long-term flexing causing a crack or a split. It calls for replacement of the front brake lines.

bikes affected: 2007-09 R1200R/RT/GS/GS Adventure, 2007 R1200ST, 2007-08 K1200GT

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 2010, 2:25 pm
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Yep, got two; one for the GT and another for the GS, same parts....same issue.....

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Brake recall

Got my notice yesterday, the work was already performed at Max's during my 24,000 mile checkup. It's the metal lines at the ABS controller that they replace.

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I had the work done already. See these threads, too:

http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21751
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=29066 (Especially post #22)
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Just got my notice today as well.

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Just got my notice today as well.

Wow, a recall which doesn't involve the K1300GT! Can hardly believe it!
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Wish they would have included the 2006 year with the servo unit which is a PITA to bleed. A free bleed on that would be welcomed.


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Yup, got mine yesterday too. But what I'd really like to know is has any one actually suffered a failure? Seems like a really rare non issue in comparison to so many of the other issues that BMW doesn't seem to give a rats ass about?

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Yup, got mine yesterday too. But what I'd really like to know is has any one actually suffered a failure? Seems like a really rare non issue in comparison to so many of the other issues that BMW doesn't seem to give a rats ass about?

Typical.
BMW just being extra cautious. I mean, come on, brakes on a GT? Who ever uses THOSE???

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Yup, got mine yesterday too. But what I'd really like to know is has any one actually suffered a failure? Seems like a really rare non issue in comparison to so many of the other issues that BMW doesn't seem to give a rats ass about?

Typical.

Right. They should ignore this brake issue to work on your issue.

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