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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 2011, 2:54 pm Thread Starter
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Up to 2 recalls that need to be done!

Just got mine for the rear link, I haven't even gotten the brake hose fixed yet! Am I an accident waiting to happen? (I mean even more than usual)
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 2011, 4:35 pm
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Considering that I don't think anyone has heard of even a single case of the front brake line or rear suspension link fracturing, much less causing an accident, I wouldn't sweat it. Clearly there must have been some incident(s) somewhere that triggered BMW's concern, but it seems like the recalls are more to protect against liability than the likelihood of widespread occurrences of failures. I will get mine done when convenient, or maybe never.
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There was a guy in Dublin, Ireland where the link snapped and the rear collapsed while riding. Luckily, he was in a straight line and not in some curve where it could have been worse. Not much substantial in the piece that broke. Here's the photos:





Don't know if it was his bike that triggered the recall, but least you get a new strut and bearings. Took my dealer about 1/2 hour for that piece, and another 1/2 hour for some centerstand inspection for something. Both fully paid for by BMW and I was outta there in about an hour. Just got my US Postal recall letter today and the first I've ever gotten from BMW NA too, along with a "Who'd you sell it to?" card so they could trace the new owner - if I had sold the bike. Guess they are serious about it.


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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2011, 11:02 am
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Had my recall work done a week ago because I found the recall on the NTSB website and told the BMW service manager about it....he also had the news. Got the notice on Saturday also. As far as not being worried about it...well. Manufacturers don't like recalls. They only do them because of the law which also waits until enough of the same incidents happen that can be directly related to suspected parts and then the recall is forced. Meaning that the probablility that it could happen to you is quite high.

I suggest getting it done ASAP for the piece of mind, regardless of the analysis of those on the internet.
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I was being a little facetious when I said maybe never and it probably should be done at a convenient opportunity, but as far as the issue being urgent or the probability of failure being 'quite high' real world experience would seem to indicate that it clearly is not. But by all means one should definitely tear on down to the dealer if you are worried about it.
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I too, got my recall over the weekend regarding the rear link. I thought this was an old issue and for some reason I was at the end of a long list. When did this first come to light?
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Rec'd mine over the weekend and left the bike at the dealer Saturday as it's forecast to rain and snow until late week. Brake line was checked last fall, bearing replacement then "game on!"

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Don't worry guys I won't sue ya!
It's just a PITA to get to the dealer sometimes. I'm not too worried about it.
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I just got mine on Saturday too for the rear link. I have not received anything for the front brake. I have a 2006, is it only for 2007?

I'm thinking about proactively addressing the cam chain tensioner issue. Other than the new guard, what should I have done?

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I just got mine on Saturday too for the rear link. I have not received anything for the front brake. I have a 2006, is it only for 2007?

I'm thinking about proactively addressing the cam chain tensioner issue. Other than the new guard, what should I have done?

Do you have a extended waarranty? If so it might cover it. Mine did.....they even included the chain guard in the fix....oh boy I got away with a $7 part.
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