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#1001042 - 11/17/17 12:02 AM GSA reflector recall fix  
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BMW mechanic Shawn Smoak shows you the finished product. A bit more complicated than it needs to be I think but then again, I don't build these great motorcycles.
Lots of talk, skip to 4:00
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWc8vjUWFpQ

Pat


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#1001059 - 11/17/17 12:09 PM Re: GSA reflector recall fix [Re: TEWKS]  
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Originally Posted by TEWKS
BMW mechanic Shawn Smoak shows you the finished product. A bit more complicated than it needs to be I think but then again, I don't build these great motorcycles.
Lots of talk, skip to 4:00
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWc8vjUWFpQ

Pat


Morning Pat

Good thing those things are easily removable as they won't last 2 hours on the deep sand & log littered trails we ride.


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#1001069 - 11/17/17 02:40 PM Re: GSA reflector recall fix [Re: dirtrider]  
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Yes I would imagine there are going to be plenty of illuminated trails around the globe! thumbsup Depending if Mon/Fri possible Starbuck's parking lot or two. grin

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#1001071 - 11/17/17 03:16 PM Re: GSA reflector recall fix [Re: TEWKS]  
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It took 6 months for them to come up with this fix? No doubt much of that in the federal government loop but geez.


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#1001091 - 11/17/17 05:53 PM Re: GSA reflector recall fix [Re: TEWKS]  
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My Vario recall took 5 minutes. Stick-ons. Now if I only could get the fork recall done. frown Tewks, my bike now has Globe Scouts installed. thumbsup


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#1001109 - 11/18/17 12:45 AM Re: GSA reflector recall fix [Re: KTM Doug]  
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Originally Posted by KTM Doug
Tewks, my bike now has Globe Scouts installed. thumbsup


Bet they look great! thumbsup

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#1001138 - 11/18/17 02:08 PM Re: GSA reflector recall fix [Re: dirtrider]  
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A little more in-depth description of the recall here at the 7:00 minute mark if interested. Now I tried to be nice in the first post but the end of the install tells me this is completely useless! dontknow One stick on reflector for the bag itself would have been sufficient.

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#1001151 - 11/18/17 04:32 PM Re: GSA reflector recall fix [Re: TEWKS]  
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Originally Posted by TEWKS
A little more in-depth description of the recall here at the 7:00 minute mark if interested. Now I tried to be nice in the first post but the end of the install tells me this is completely useless! dontknow One stick on reflector for the bag itself would have been sufficient.

Pat

Pat, in order to satisfy the regulators, they had to do two things: 1) add a reflector to the side cases. Easy. 2) solve the issue of the current reflectors (each side of the licence plate) being blocked by the rear racks (at certain angles) when the side cases are not mounted.


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#1001152 - 11/18/17 04:45 PM Re: GSA reflector recall fix [Re: marcopolo]  
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Thanks Mark! wave Yeah Shawn explained the certain angle part without the bags being attached which IMO is just way over the top. Well, at least I do see their point, but man! ohboy

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#1001262 - 11/20/17 04:32 AM Re: GSA reflector recall fix [Re: TEWKS]  
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Why not mount the brackets upside down so they're protected by the frame? They wouldn't interfere with mounting the cases, and if the cases have reflectors on them the underneath ones are unnecessary.


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#1001264 - 11/20/17 10:54 AM Re: GSA reflector recall fix [Re: WBinDE]  
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Originally Posted by WBinDE
Why not mount the brackets upside down so they're protected by the frame?


My understanding is, if you were a city worker and happen to be climbing out of a manhole at the same exact moment a bag-less GSA was passing by said manhole, there could be tragic consequences.
grin

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#1001267 - 11/20/17 01:55 PM Re: GSA reflector recall fix [Re: TEWKS]  
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Originally Posted by TEWKS
Originally Posted by WBinDE
Why not mount the brackets upside down so they're protected by the frame?


My understanding is, if you were a city worker and happen to be climbing out of a manhole at the same exact moment a bag-less GSA was passing by said manhole, there could be tragic consequences.
grin

Pat


Finally, someone who understands these regulations!


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#1001301 - 11/21/17 12:02 AM Re: GSA reflector recall fix [Re: Chris K]  
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Originally Posted by Chris K
Originally Posted by TEWKS
Originally Posted by WBinDE
Why not mount the brackets upside down so they're protected by the frame?


My understanding is, if you were a city worker and happen to be climbing out of a manhole at the same exact moment a bag-less GSA was passing by said manhole, there could be tragic consequences.
grin

Pat


Finally, someone who understands these regulations!


wink grin thumbsup

Pat


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