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#925160 - 03/31/15 02:25 AM BMW recall (faulty rear wheel flange)  
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Apologies if this is old news:

BMW recalls nearly 49,000 motorcycles for faulty rear wheel flangePublish Date: Mar 27, 2015 .
WESTWOOD, N.J. - BMW of North America is recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles from the 2005 through 2010 model years, because the rear-wheel mounting flange may crack if the rear wheel mounting bolts are overtightened, creating a crash hazard.

The recall affects model year

2005-2010 R1200GS and R1200RT
2006-2010 R1200GS Adventure
2007-2010 R1200R
2007 R1200S and K1200R Sport
2005-2007 R1200ST
2008-2009 HP2 Megamoto
2006 HP2 Enduro
2008-2010 HP2 Sport
2005-2008 K1200S
2006-2008 K1200R and K1200GT
2009-2011 K1300S
2010-2011 K1300R, and
2009-2010 K1300GT motorcycles.
If the rear wheel mounting flange cracks, the mounting bolts may loosen and the rear wheel may not remain secured to the motorcycle, causing a loss of stability and increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW is notifying owners. Dealers are asked to replace the existing aluminum rear wheel flange with a steel one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 21.


2002 R1150RT-P 40,000 + (7000+ are mine)
2004 HD Ultra Classic 90,000+
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#925449 - 04/02/15 02:03 PM Re: BMW recall [Re: Ride Slow]  
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I'd heard this was coming, but did not know of the expected recall date. Thanks for sharing this info. thumbsup


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#925674 - 04/04/15 03:03 AM Re: BMW recall (faulty rear wheel flange) [Re: Ride Slow]  
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Ft Lauderdale BMW is replacing my final drive due to a on road failure last month during an IBA ride. I asked about the recall and they told me that it was a couple of weeks away but because I was getting the new drive I'd also get the new flange when they finish the bike up next week. Saves me a trip to Max's this summer. If your bike is in the shop for any pre-season work it might be worth it to ask if they could do this for you at the same time.


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2007 R1200RT Bairritz Blue - hexhead 1200
2000 R1200C Ice (Frost) Blue - oilhead 1200
1996 CBR600 Joe Camel Special - hooligan bike
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#926380 - 04/10/15 02:31 AM Re: BMW recall (faulty rear wheel flange) [Re: Ride Slow]  
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I could be wrong, but, I thought I read somewhere that they were recalling bikes "built" through sometime in 2011. I have a 2011 built in October 2010.

#926383 - 04/10/15 02:59 AM Re: BMW recall (faulty rear wheel flange) [Re: kltk165]  
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Give your VIN to your dealer -- they can tell you for certain.


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#927803 - 04/22/15 09:50 PM Re: BMW recall (faulty rear wheel flange) [Re: Ride Slow]  
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just checked my R1200ST, and it is not on the recall for the flange, unless it has not been released yet.


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