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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.

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    Recall

    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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    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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    Sorry to dredge up an old thread...

    Do I understand correctly that an F700GS cannot be started while the sidestand is down?

    Are all model years like this, or just the 2013? Or did the recall remedy correct this?

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    I believe that it cannot be started/run with the sidestand down while in gear, but it can be if in neutral. Others may correct this if I recall incorrectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I believe that it cannot be started/run with the sidestand down while in gear, but it can be if in neutral. Others may correct this if I recall incorrectly.
    Ahhh, gotcha. I hope that is the case. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I believe that it cannot be started/run with the sidestand down while in gear, but it can be if in neutral. Others may correct this if I recall incorrectly.
    That is correct. You can start and idle in neutral but the engine will cut off if you put it in gear. I just had that happen to me; I tried to get going several times before I realized I had the kickstand down. I really thought it was up for some reason. Perhaps a Senior Moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dellaster View Post
    That is correct. You can start and idle in neutral but the engine will cut off if you put it in gear. I just had that happen to me; I tried to get going several times before I realized I had the kickstand down. I really thought it was up for some reason. Perhaps a Senior Moment.
    Thanks for the confirmation. The way the safety recall info was presented, it seemed to suggest differently.

    I prefer this arrangement and it is what I am used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vark View Post
    Thanks for the confirmation. The way the safety recall info was presented, it seemed to suggest differently.

    I prefer this arrangement and it is what I am used to.
    The recall is saying that with a bad switch you might ride away with the stand down which would be a safety issue so get your defective switch replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    The recall is saying that with a bad switch you might ride away with the stand down which would be a safety issue so get your defective switch replaced.
    Yup, got it, thanks.

    I was going by the recall summary language (bolded below). It seems they could have been more clear if they had said instead ...from running while in gearwith the sidestand down....

    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.

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    vark -

    That is basically the summary provided on the NHTSA site. The initial link doesn't seem to work, but here is the newer link:

    https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2013/B...2520GS#recalls

    There are supporting documents if you want to read through them to get the complete story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    vark -

    That is basically the summary provided on the NHTSA site. The initial link doesn't seem to work, but here is the newer link:

    https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2013/B...2520GS#recalls

    There are supporting documents if you want to read through them to get the complete story.
    Thanks.

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