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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 2012, 2:33 pm Thread Starter
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Cam Chain Guard Recall Now Here

Well it was painless and quick took my 08 GT 1200 in today to my dealer in Ventura for the installation of the Guard (plastic) and back out the door in 1 hour. My guess is that a lot of the dealers are are going to be pretty busy as the word gets out.
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Well it was painless and quick took my 08 GT 1200 in today to my dealer in Ventura for the installation of the Guard (plastic) and back out the door in 1 hour. My guess is that a lot of the dealers are are going to be pretty busy as the word gets out.
They should recall the cam chains, gears and tensioners. They must have a lot of faith in that piece of plastic!

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So is there an official notice? Link please. If for no other reason than to say "neener neener I told you so you F'ing A'holes" I'd love to send it to a few people at BMWNA that made my life such a living hell back then. My chances of recouping any $$ are slim to none but it still might feel good to tell a few folks to blow and provide them proof and acknowledgement of a problem from their own company. (No...I'm not still bitter at all.)

And I seriously doubt it matters too much any more. Dealers won't be swamped with bikes. There just aren't enough left out there that aren't fixed. If it hasn't been done by now then the bike must never be ridden and sitting in some ones garage with 1000 miles on it not being paid any attention.

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They should recall the cam chains, gears and tensioners. They must have a lot of faith in that piece of plastic!
at the very least call for it when serviced at 36-k

i've spent most my money on bike's boat's and broad's the rest i've wasted..
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So is there an official notice? Link please. If for no other reason than to say "neener neener I told you so you F'ing A'holes" I'd love to send it to a few people at BMWNA that made my life such a living hell back then. My chances of recouping any $$ are slim to none but it still might feel good to tell a few folks to blow and provide them proof and acknowledgement of a problem from their own company. (No...I'm not still bitter at all.)

And I seriously doubt it matters too much any more. Dealers won't be swamped with bikes. There just aren't enough left out there that aren't fixed. If it hasn't been done by now then the bike must never be ridden and sitting in some ones garage with 1000 miles on it not being paid any attention.

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I guess being poor has its benefits ....Although I guess I could have purchased a Beemer new if I sweet-talked the wife enough...I'm glad I'm a used (BMW) bike buyer. It gives you poor guys a chance to fully uncover and enjoy all the failures of the new machine and go through the "goat rope" of dealing with the dealer and BMWNA. I much rather buy a bike that comes with a list of what is going to crap out...at least I know where I stand and what I'm in for
As an original Beta tester I hear ya. However I bought into the "durability" and superior engineering of BMW and was so let down I will not purchase one of their products new (or used) for a long, long time. If they would have stepped up and admitted or at least suggested that the cam chain components needed an upgrade I would cut them some slack. Fortunately there are a lot of brands with a much better track record.

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So is there an official notice? Link please. If for no other reason than to say "neener neener I told you so you F'ing A'holes" I'd love to send it to a few people at BMWNA that made my life such a living hell back then. My chances of recouping any $$ are slim to none but it still might feel good to tell a few folks to blow and provide them proof and acknowledgement of a problem from their own company. (No...I'm not still bitter at all.)

And I seriously doubt it matters too much any more. Dealers won't be swamped with bikes. There just aren't enough left out there that aren't fixed. If it hasn't been done by now then the bike must never be ridden and sitting in some ones garage with 1000 miles on it not being paid any attention.

Rob Check here:
http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=64396
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Guess all of us who paid for these things, their blown-up bikes, and new sprockets and chains are subsidizing this recall. Fantastic recall methodology!

I did mine myself so I guess I'm out around $100 for the gasket (didn't use), plastic piece, and overpriced screws. DIY'ers don't get refunds so I pass my payments off to those who get it.

I still think the mechanical one is the better setup though over the plastic thing which still deals with the sloppy chain mess.


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So it's not officially a "Recall". Instead they call it a "Technical Campaign". Probably because Recall implies a measure of wrong doing and responsibility.

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So it's not officially a "Recall". Instead they call it a "Technical Campaign". Probably because Recall implies a measure of wrong doing and responsibility.
Only 6 years after they knew there was a problem. Best damn bike ever!

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