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    K1600 GTL Transmission Recall

    I heard this morning that BMW is recalling the K1600 GTL transmission. Has anyone else heard anything about this?

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    Got the recall letter

    Yep. No parts available at this time.

    From the NHTSA site:
    On July 16, 2018, BMW became aware of an incident in Germany involving a Model Year 2018 BMW K 1600B. The rider indicated that at approximately 40mph, the rear wheel became blocked; however, this did not result in a crash. It was initially thought that the transmission could be involved.
    The transmission was returned for analysis and the supplier was contacted. Parts were examined, supplier records were reviewed, and a technical analysis was performed. However, a root cause could not be determined, and it was thought that this incident could have been an isolated case.
    On September 2, 2019, an incident in Poland was reported involving a Model Year 2018 BMW K 1600GT. The rider indicated that the rear wheel became blocked. The motorcycle was involved in a crash, and the rider experienced a minor injury.
    The transmission was returned for analysis and the supplier was contacted. An engineering review was performed, and supplier records were examined. Attention was focused upon the supplier production process. The review concluded that certain transmission parts may not have been produced to sufficient specifications, specifically, to an appropriate hardness level.
    On September 24th, a third incident in Belgium was reported involving a Model Year 2018 BMW K 1600B. The rider indicated that the rear wheel became blocked, although it did not result

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    Update

    Just heard from my dealer that parts will be sent out to dealers at the end of December and arriving by first of year. Better later than never I guess.

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