BMW recalls 300,000 R and K motorcycles

BMW recalls 300,000 R and K motorcycles

 

That is a bunch of bikes and is a worldwide recall.

 

The issue for this recall is over “The rear wheel flange that may crack as result of brake disc bolts or wheel nuts being over-tightened”. The recall begins with R and K series motorcycles built between November 2003 and April 2011. BMW Motorrad will replace the rear wheel flange as a precaution.

BMW states: “Based on ongoing quality analyses, it was found that in the case of incorrectly carried-out maintenance work excessive torque may be applied to the brake disk bolts or to the nuts when changing wheels, contrary to the values specified in the BMW Motorrad repair instructions or operating instructions.”

“Cracks and damage can occur in the wheel flange as a result of excessive torques. BMW Motorrad has therefore decided to exchange the wheel flange with a more robust part as a precaution.”

If you want to check for your particular motorcycle check out www.safercar.gov . You will need to enter your VIN number to get results for your bike.

Comments
  1. Yes but why has it taken so long to recognise the problem? This is unacceptable of a large organisation in light of the fact may be a safety issue and lives could be in danger in the event of a failure.

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