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    Whats going on here?

    Brake caliper recall, transmission recall, don't sell order and another not yet announced brake and do not sell recall for other very popular BMW bikes.

    G 310GS don't sell, calipers might corrode and go bad.

    K Baggers might have a transmission issue so dealers are told not able to sell or deliver any more 1600 baggers

    Now in the works is a "do not sell" order for the GS, GSA and RT due to a brake caliper leakage issue.

    WHAT THE F---K is going on with the quality control and out sourcing of the BMW motorcycle parts?

    Aside from the apparent quality control issues here and the impacts on the dealer networks what about the consumer and loyal BMW buyer /rider?

    60-80% of my local dealer inventory will be tied up in a "recall" "do not sell' and maybe a "do not ride" event! Why would they want to continue a relationship with BMW Motorad with all these brake and transmission issues?

    The end result with BMW Motorad neglecting the two wheeled side of they're market might just be a whole sale abandonment of its loyal customer base much like Triumph just recently saw and with no real recovery for the market share.

    Motorad should keep in mind the Motorcycle market was the rebirth after WW2 and did keep the brand alive during a number of very lean times and now may not be the time to turn the corporate backs on a solid life line.

    I'm holding off any new purchases until BMW figures out what they want here!

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    And yet BMW Motorrad’s market share continues to grow.
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    Holding off till BMW figures it out...you'll be holding for a very long time. I still haven't gotten over the antenna ring debacle...imagine how long the snowflake wheel folks have been holding.
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    Fortunately, there are many other manufacturers from whom to buy motorcycles. And they never have recalls.

    Right?

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    Can You Spell T-O-R-T?

    While these part(s) "failures" are unfortunate, it's worth remembering most of these are described as "may" happen. In this tort-happy, litigious society, Munich must adopt an über-conservative posture. While I cannot inspect a K1600 tranny (if I owned one), I can identify a leaking brake caliper and in the absence of any such, will keep riding my GSA until my dealer (Sandia BMW) tells me they have the replacement part and/or other solution ready. I can live with that bargain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Fortunately, there are many other manufacturers from whom to buy motorcycles. And they never have recalls.

    Right?
    Just got your comment! Haha! Beautiful use of words/text without the interpersonal face to face and expressions to demonstrate sarcasm!
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    What's Going on Here?

    2004 R1150RT. 108k miles. (Original non-rebuilt, non-opened rear end)

    According to all the truth on the Internet, my rear end should have failed a long, long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPGR90s View Post
    According to all the truth on the Internet, my rear end should have failed a long, long time ago.
    But what about the final drive on your bike?

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    You Haven't Seen Anything Yet

    i got a look at the R18 cruiser this weekend at the AIMExpo this weekend.

    My local Harley guy (small town - only allowed one) was all fired up about it. He noted the open drive shaft as being real cool.

    The engine is huge.

    I have to believe those monster pistons going back and forth are going to cause blurred vision


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    I rode 11 hrs back from Utah yesterday on my R1200GS and you know what? It ran perfectly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by azgman View Post
    I rode 11 hrs back from Utah yesterday on my R1200GS and you know what? It ran perfectly!
    Nothing to see here. Move along.

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    Rear End

    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    But what about the final drive on your bike?
    Haa!

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    Regarding nomenclature, I accept rear end and final drive as meaningful but when I read that unit referred to as a "differential" I can only grimace and shake my head. That is akin to calling a ball joint a kingpin or a roller bearing a bushing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wkoppa View Post
    i got a look at the R18 cruiser this weekend at the AIMExpo this weekend.
    Sorry for the o/t post, but how was the attendance at the show?

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