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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 2013, 11:08 am Thread Starter
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BMW Recalls 18 Models in Canada for Potential Fuel Leaks

BMW Recalls 18 Models in Canada for Potential Fuel Leaks

This affects 6,325 motorcycles in Canada.

A related NHTSA investigation could affect 45,588 motorcycles in the US.

This recall is related to cracks seen in the fuel pump mounting plate at the inlet connector. The dealer will insect the fuel pump mounting plate. If no cracks are found, a reinforcing ring is added to prevent future cracks. If cracks are found, the fuel pump plate is replaced.

Affected models include:

2006 BMW HP2 Enduro
2008-2009 BMW HP2 Megamoto
2008-2010 BMW HP2 Sport
2006-2008 BMW K1200GT
2006-2008 BMW K1200R
2005-2008 BMW K1200S
2009-2011 BMW K1300GT
2009-2011 BMW K1300R
2009-2011 BMW K1300S
2011-2012 BMW K1600GT
2011-2012 BMW K1600GTL
2005-2011 BMW R1200GS
2005-2011 BMW R1200GS Adventure
2007-2011 BMW R1200R
2005-2011 BMW R1200RT
2007 BMW R1200S
2005-2007 BMW R1200ST
2010-2011 BMW S1000RR

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Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...

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post #2 of 81 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 2013, 11:19 am
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So is this something that has been an issue? Don't seem to recall a lot of folks complaining about fuel leaks. And what makes Canadian bikes different then the rest? Seems like another non issue being addressed while the real issues are ignored.

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I've seen a few of these fuel pump plates crack. Sometimes when people replace the plastic quick-disconnects with metal, and over-tighten the female side (tapered pipe threads into a plastic boss).

And sometimes just from accumulated heat weakening the thin plastic boss and the plastic quick-disconnect being over-tightened at the factory.

One guy even stuck a bore scope down in there and saw the fuel spraying out the front of the fuel tank onto the engine . . .

Obviously, Transport Canada and the NHTSA see this as a serious safety issue, which is why it's getting attention.

Beemer Boneyard even sells a Fuel Pump Flange Repair Clamp to help with this issue, which sounds suspiciously like what BMW Canada is going to use to prevent future cracking on recalled bikes.

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Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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I've seen a few of these fuel pump plates crack. Sometimes when people replace the plastic quick-disconnects with metal, and over-tighten the female side (tapered pipe threads into a plastic boss).

And sometimes just from accumulated heat weakening the thin plastic boss and the plastic quick-disconnect being over-tightened at the factory.
Yeah, now that you wrote this I do seem to recall a few reads about it.

However...my '12 GSA is NOT on the list! Yippee Ki Freakin AY!

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Sorry to hear this. If more Canadian GS's would burn, the weather would be warmer and the world would be a prettier place.

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when I took my tank out to replace the QuickDisconnnects the said arre had a crak in it. It wasn't leaking but I installed the metal QDs and the clamp ring.
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US models now recalled as well (!)




http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...V617-4608P.pdf


"The percentage of motorcycle estimated to contain the condition is less than 1%"

LOL

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then there is the part

"Although BMW does not believe there is an unreasonable risk to the motor vehicle safety exists the subject motorcycles in good faith effort BMW has decided to cooperate and resolve this issue with NHSTA"

I think this means if it catches fire we should be OK because we will not be caught inside a vehicle.

Will BMW give in on the ABS issue??

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Doesn't a fire destroy the evidence?
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