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Thread: RECALL: NHTSA Recall ID No. 13v279000 BMW 2013 F700GS and F800GS

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    Still Wondering mika's Avatar
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    RECALL: NHTSA Recall ID No. 13v279000 BMW 2013 F700GS and F800GS

    RECALL NHTSA Recall ID No. 13v279000 BMW 2013 F700 GS and F800 GS
    BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013 F700 GS and F800 GS motorcycles manufactured June 1, 2012, through October 18, 2012. The side-stand switch that prevents the engine from running while the side-stand is down may become damaged allowing the engine to run with the side-stand down.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    I'm expecting delivery of my 2013 F700GS in the next few days. It's coming from the dealership so I hope they are on top of it.

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    side stand switch

    I wish they had this recall prior to last winter. Going through a heavy rain storm in November the switch got extremely wet thus killing the engine. I was able to limp until the rain stopped then everything was ok. Nothing like loosing an engine while in a wet curve and downshifting.

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    MOA #24991 Pauls1150's Avatar
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    Just a reminder about wet wires -
    Some auto parts stores sell a product called Ignition Kote - this is a clear spray-on protective coating that shields against water intrusion. It's actually intended for the spark plug wires, and I've used it to get an airhead running in a severe Utah downpour, but it will stick to just about anything.
    I don't know if it would be a good idea for a temporary sidstand switch fix, though; it may penetrate enough to insulate the desired contacts.

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