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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 2015, 4:59 pm Thread Starter
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Rear wheel flange technical campaign

Is this old news and I just missed seeing it or is this something worth mentioning???

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...kes/26384.html

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Only if you call one day old news. I'm vindicated as I posted about this last November and got almost no response, see "Cracks in Rear Wheel Brake Disc". Now BMW says 300,000 bikes!

I was talking to my dealer about this and other maintenance this morning and they denied any help. About 10 minutes after I hung up they sent me an email and said looks like there may be help. Now we'll see how long we have to wait for parts.

Thanks for posting the link, that's the one I found as well after my dealer's email.

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I do like how bmw tossed in that it was due to improper maintenance... So you would have to assume that 300,000ish owners are doing their maintenance incorrectly......and I guess that would have to include their own mechanics I suppose it's more of that legaleez talk, to not admit fault but come across as the concerned and helping manufacturer that will upgrade the part everyone is breaking with an improved one.

And yes 2wheeler, I remember your post (if it was the one with that had a pic of the multiple cracked "ears")...

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Only if you call one day old news. I'm vindicated as I posted about this last November and got almost no response, see "Cracks in Rear Wheel Brake Disc". Now BMW says 300,000 bikes!

I was talking to my dealer about this and other maintenance this morning and they denied any help. About 10 minutes after I hung up they sent me an email and said looks like there may be help. Now we'll see how long we have to wait for parts.

Thanks for posting the link, that's the one I found as well after my dealer's email.

I thin kI recall (no pun intended) seeing your post. That's probably why I wasn't sure if it was old news or not...

I'll have mine checked next month when I do my pre season inspection.

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I do like how bmw tossed in that it was due to improper maintenance... So you would have to assume that 300,000ish owners are doing their maintenance incorrectly......and I guess that would have to include their own mechanics I suppose it's more of that legaleez talk, to not admit fault but come across as the concerned and helping manufacturer that will upgrade the part everyone is breaking with an improved one.

And yes 2wheeler, I remember your post (if it was the one with that had a pic of the multiple cracked "ears")...
It's probably like anything these days - deflect the "blame" and reap the fame for offering a fix to something that is your problem

My bike has always been worked on by BMW, so the blame is completely in their hands...

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