Bad news for BMW’s quality control as 300.000 motorcycles will be called back in the near future for a replacement of the rear wheel flange. The affected models were produced between 2003 and 2011. The good news in this story is that BMW shows that is a company that respects its customers and it will not leave things as they are.
The issue manifests with the over tightening the rear wheel flange witch mounts the rear disk brake to the swing arm. As a result, this can cause potential failures and cracks. It looks like BMW is aware of one failure caused by over tightening beyond the recommended torque settings. Owners will be contacted as soon as possible and they will be offered with an appointment to fix the faulty component.
The affected models are as follows:
- R1200 GS/GSA
- HP2 Mega Moto/Enduro
- R1200 RT
- R1200 ST
- HP2 Sport
- K1200 S
- K1300 GT
If you own a BMW from the above years and models you may want to inspect the problem just to stay safe.