And here I thought that Jap bikes were perfect, at least that is what most on this board try to get others to believe. Regardless, this should make anyone who owns one of these bikes and has a paint scratch or dent in their tank very happy.
BMW Has Recalled these motorcycles because of a potential for the rear wheel to lock.
BMW Has Recalled the 2003 F650CS Motorcycle because of a potential for the loss of braking.
Number of Units Affected: 522
Manufactured: 01/2002 - 04/2002
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES. THE SCREWS THAT ATTACH THE REAR BRAKE CALIPER TO THE REAR SWING ARM WERE NOT TIGHTENED CORRECTLY DURING ASSEMBLY. THE SCREWS COULD LOOSEN DURING VEHICLE OPERATION AND EVENTUALLY FALL OUT ALLOWING THE REAR CALIPER TO SEPARATE FROM ITS MOUNT.
BMW Has Recalled the 2003 F650cs Motorcycle because the wheel may develop a crack.
Number of Units Affected: 265
Manufactured: 01/2002 - 05/2002
Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, DUE TO A MANUFACTURING DEFECT, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE WHEEL COULD DEVELOP A CRACK. OVER TIME, THE CRACK COULD WORSEN TO THE POINT THAT THE WHEEL FAILED AND THE DRIVE BELT DERAILED.
Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
BMW / K SERIES 2001-2004
BMW / R SERIES 2000-2002 2004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V028000
Recall Date : JAN 15, 2004
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINEELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 39000
ON CERTAIN MOTORCYCLES, THE O-RING CONTAINED WITHIN THE FUEL LINE QUICK-DISCONNECT COUPLING COULD BECOME DAMAGED. THERE IS ALSO A PROBLEM INVOLVING CRIMP-TYPE HOSE CLAMPS, WHICH CAN RESULT IN A SMALL FUEL LEAK.
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
On certain motorcycles, at lower temperatures, wiring within the anti-theft control unit may press against the fuel pump relay. The fuel pump relay contacts could open, interrupting the fuel supply to the engine, resulting in stalling.
if stalling were to occur, the driver would be unable to maintain speed or accelerate, increasing the risk of a crash.
It did make me very happy. I crashed my motorcycle and repaired my tanks as best I could. Then it developed a leak - I thought it was because of the crash. I repaired that too. Then came the recall. Woohoo, new tank.
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