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BMW Recall 16,926 motorcycles due to increased the risk of a fire

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Interesting. I keep my ears open to the K bike world, but haven't seen or read anything about this. Yet BMW is not known for issuing recalls unless severely pressured. Perhaps or in spite of their own apparent unwavering insistence to include a fatal flaw in every model of every vehicle they have made for over the last 50-plus years. Customer engineering, meet the NHSTA.

Well I guess my K1300GT will be at the dealer's little shop again, on their nickel this time.
 

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Glad to hear this. I had a failure on my 2007 KGT last fall at 80k miles. Fixed it and replaced the bike with a 2009 K1300GT so I can have this one fixed. The elbow on the old bike just cracked open.
 

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So I looked up recall 20V-471 here: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2020/RCLRPT-20V471-1867.PDF

It appears that the affected population is not all of the listed bikes. Quoting from the recall notice on the NHTSA website: "Basis for recall population determination: All motorcycles that were repaired under 13V-617 with the support ring remedy and where the fuel pump was not replaced at a later date." The total potentially affected population is 16,926 of which 10% are anticipated to be subject to the latest recall.

Given this limitation, if your bike is in the "potentially affected" list, call your dealer with your VIN and they will advise whether you're covered or not. The effective date of the recall remains at October 2, 2020.
 

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Got my notice yesterday.
Considering my bike is 17 years old and has 83k miles I'm happy to see BMW has to make it right.
 

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Sooo... I got my recall letter from BMW. Called the dealer and left a message, not returned.
Called several days later and got an 8 a.m. shop appointment, to which I reported at 7:20, thinking I might get in early and then make it to work at 8:00. No such luck: because of the pandemic, the shop doesn't open until 8, so I sat around until the service writers show up and open the doors.
The first service writer can't get his computer booted. The next guy has to go downstairs to the shop because his pooter doesn't load the BMW electronic parts fiche. A solid 15 minutes later he wanders back to his desk and announces they don't have the parts. Usually, he says, they come in 7-10 days but with the pandemic he can't give an ETA.

So my appointment for for sh*t, the service was for sh*t, and I don't have any idea when I'll get in.

You'd think... at least I would... that if BMW issued a recall for dozens of models over many many years, a savvy dealer would know to expect customers to show up. BUUUUUTTTTT... if you're the only dealer for 3,000 miles, you can tell your customer to arroint himself. GTFO. Begone!

I left with the observation that I'd try not to go out in a ball of flame and clap of thunder for the next two weeks. My last bike ('85 BMW K100RS) caught fire with me and my wife aboard. I put it out (scorched my gloves a bit) and got replacement parts off ebay. Vehicle fires are highly exciting, I can tell you, I've see several.

Waiting now to hear what other riders have experienced with this.
 

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Got mine done yesterday (though I dropped off the bike the afternoon before). Am I the first? Dealer had to backorder the parts, took about two weeks.

Parts on the work order: 16147690231 Fuel Pump Assembly $440.03, 16147722876 Preformed Seal $9.21, 16117677883 Gasket $12.23, total retail (Max BMW) parts cost $461.47

Bike still runs.
 

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Got mine done yesterday (though I dropped off the bike the afternoon before). Am I the first? Dealer had to backorder the parts, took about two weeks.

Parts on the work order: 16147690231 Fuel Pump Assembly $440.03, 16147722876 Preformed Seal $9.21, 16117677883 Gasket $12.23, total retail (Max BMW) parts cost $461.47

Bike still runs.
And the cost to me, in bold letters on the work order, is $0.00.
 

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Got my bike back from fuel pump warranty work...zero cost for that but while I was there I had the clutch done. Hey I'm not brave enough to do that.
Saw a nice new K1600GTL, just over $30k....my expenses for the 1200GT over 15 years is at $29k and that includes to cost of the bike at a year old.
 
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