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  • AvatarMark Mackay
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    Got one of these Sport helmets Janine won't use it now . It sounds like it is a world wide recall Europe ,South Africa USA. Went into two BMW dealers and they no nothing about it .NZ is at the bottom of the World so Whe are always a couple of years behind, BMW dealers are only doing the fuel pump flange recall now after a few bikes have caught fire around the world.Looking forward to getting a brand new helmet for the boss.

    AvatarArne Rohde
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    On the topic of recalls, there is now a recall for the C600 and C650 scooters, where the front brake lines can start leaking. At least overseas there is a recall on these. Probably not many of them sold in NZ.http://blog.motorcycle.com/2015/12/01/manufacturers/bmw/2013-2015-bmw-c600-sport-and-c650gt-scooters-recalled-for-brake-fluid-leak/

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    Some brands seem to make the process a lot more civilised. You can even check by VIN. (Same firm gets onto them fast, as well, once they start the recalls.)

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    AvatarMark Mackay
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    Check out Daffys post about this , He has got proof of purchase and Euroimports want replace to replace with another sport helmet I and 2others I know of have not got proof of purchase so Whe are on our own. This different to what BMW say in the fatherland. Partners 13 year old Toyota  import has a recall on the airbag Toyota send out letters and arrange to get it done no charge.When is a recall not a recall?

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    Some brands seem to make the process a lot more civilised. You can even check by VIN. (Same firm gets onto them fast, as well, once they start the recalls.)

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    What's that note under the space where you enter your VIN? Are some Suzuki's not really Suzuki's mate  ;D

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    I'm guessing the VINs etc get loaded onto Suzuki's system at time of import, and they track them from that.It may be that Land Transport don't allow importers to search all of "Model X" on their records, and if that's the case, then Suzuki wouldn't know about private imports - and nor would any other brand. Seems to be different from brand to brand. Suzuki NZ update the history for every vehicle they have imported at any service at a dealer, Mitzi and Toyota do likewise. Any other dealer you drop your vehicle at can access it. (That trail may go all the way to Japan.) BMW track back to Germany, via dealers, I think. So if you take your private import to a dealership they might, or might not, be able to access history from overseas. Buy a Waka Holden, the history ends at your local dealer, and you are liable to have a s***fight over faults that are recalled by the manufacturer overseas but not government mandated here. (Gosh, that sounds like a German motorcycle brand we know of, eh?)

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    I'll have more info in due course, but now I'm slightly worried that the harder steel flange replacement causes wear on the wheel carrier spline (which means a new FD).I'll drop this here now: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/aluflange-protection-for-the-r1200-rear-wheel-flange.951502/Hopefully in a week or so I'll be able to update with more info, but if correct, it would actually make more sense to use that aluflange thing along with aluminium flanges and have them wear out, rather than use steel flanges?

    AvatarMark Mackay
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    Let us know Gremlin , as I have just had My GS flange done as well as the fuel pump recall . It only took about 5 years after I advised The dealer about these recalls.I am taking the GS down to the Burt Munro Challenge and will be 2 up with a bit of a load.As much as We love our BMW's make Ya think about buying another one .The new KTM 1090R/1290R or Triumph Tiger sport are looking good.Even BMW F800GS chains don't last that long 27,000ks which is normal they say.There are choices out there.

    AvatarAnonymous
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    Nah, I do luffs my BMW, but if BMW want me to use an updated part that wears out my Final Drive… I'm not following them blindly.It's super hard to say definitively, and also kinda needs a lot of mileage to prove theories. The replacement swingarm I've received has the new steel flange, it's done 17k. So I guess run it, see how long it lasts? To really get into it needs specialist tools (surprise surprise) so also have to look into that front. Don't have a friend with a machine shop that can magically fabricate... (seems what most people do)

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    I'm still monitoring various news sites until I get to hand off the Newsletter mid-January to a genuine BMW owner. Noticed a recall just been advised in the US on wee-Stroms and stopped checking for BMWOR straight away to look after my own bizzo!Used the form on the Suzuki NZ site yesterday to check - public holiday - and received a reply from Suzuki NZ this morning confirming my bike is affected, and will require the stator replacing. Just waiting to hear from the local dealer now as to when it can be done - I might even get in before they send out the letters to owners.Beats me why it's so hard for BMW.

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