BMW has issued a recall for certain model year motorcycles because of the mounting flange on the rear wheel.
BMW is in the middle of a recall which is affecting no less than 43, 426 motorcycles. The company has issued it because of the mounting flange on the rear wheel which may crack if the bolts are over-tightened, increasing the risk of a crash.
“In the affected motorcycles, the rear wheel mounting flange may crack if the rear wheel mounting bolts are over tightened. If the rear wheel mounting flange cracks, the mounting bolts may loosen and the rear wheel may not remain secured to the motorcycle, causing a loss of stability and increasing the risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in the recall summary.
The affected vehicles are the 2005 – 2010 R1200GS and R1200RT, the 2006 – 2010 R1200GS Adventure, the 2007 – 2010 R1200R, 2007 R1200S and K1200R Sport, the 2005 – 2007 R1200ST, 2008 – 2009 HP2 Megamoto, 2006 HP2 Enduro, 2008 – 2010 HP2 Sport, 2005 – 2008 K1200S, 2006 – 2008 K1200R and K1200GT, 2009 – 2011 K1300S, 2010 – 2011 K1300R and the 2009 – 2010 K1300GT.
Owners of these motorcycles will be notified by BMW and the company’s dealers will be replacing the aluminum rear wheel flange with a steel one, free of charge. The recall should begin on the 21st of April, this year. For any extra details on the topic, owners can contact the BMW Customer Service at 1 800 525 7417 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1 888 327 4236.