BMW acknowledges the stanchion separation issue by recalling 160 000 bikes.
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Petition signed by residents of 74 countries

“There are few things more powerful than people united.” Vironika Tugaleva We thank everyone for signing the petition, which has been a big factor in applying pressure to BMW to bring about the global recall that has been announced...

Article in Sandton Chronicle

A number of BMW R 1200 GS motorbike owners are sending a warning to the public to beware of using this bike, which is thought to be the reason for a number of accidents resulting in serious injury. After surviving a serious accident while riding his BMW R1200 GS...

ITS OFFICIAL- BMW RECALLS R1200 GS and R1200 GSA (Nov 2013 – Jun 2017)

BMW AG has announced a global safety recall of the BMW R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure models (models K50 and K51) from the production period November 2013 to June 2017. This was done as a precautionary safety measure because the fixed fork...

Communication to BMW

Morning has come and gone and I have not heard a single word from BMW in response to my email below, other than Donford’s arriving at my home to collect the loan bike that you have instructed them to take back...

Upper Stanchion Crimping Failure

I was on a ride in SA in September with a group. Day 11 one of our guys went down. He is an extremely good rider. Travelling on a dead straight road, speed between 120 and 140KPH. He claims the front end just fell away and he went down. There was NOTHING to hit on the road and NO potholes...

Petitioning BMW Motorrad USA BMW Motorrad USA

More background on this failure can be found on the following sites. This is in no way a complete list but does show a number of people have had the issue and many of them have not previously dropped their motorcycle...


Leak stanchion

Here is my stanchion on the left side a year ago. My R1200GS LC is produced november 2012, which is not included in this new recall. (The recall includes only the bikes produced from november 2013). A year ago I discovered a leakage under the rubber cover. Because of the oil leak...

Oz Failure

There is at least one failure in Oz and the rider injured, BMW denied liability

Return bike?

There is anyone has question about return the bike and get the money back? I have friend that has a engine valve failure and after fight against BMW, He got a new motorcycle. Unfortunately, the new bike occur the same problem and he decide to sale his gsa 1200 2016. Transmission vibration problem it is another issue. It is under Bulletin in Puma for replacing transmission. Measure number 63105460-02 Please let me know if anybody knows about Thanks Carlos Prado

Something unbelievable!!!

I own a R1200 GS Adventure 2007. At first I was so happy to have this bike, but now I don't know if I did the correct purchase. After all the posts, pictures and stories I feel like I'm totally by myself. Most of the partners here talk about the water cooled models, but there is also a problem in older models, mine is oil-cooled and has 61,000 kms. I never expected this from BMW, sadness is what I feel. Hope the dealer can find the best solution for me, even though my bike doesn't fits the recalled models.

Broken pots on doet road Namibia

On February 5th 2016 we, me and my pillion, where riding on a dirt road in Namibia. We when over a bump and had a litre dent in the rim of our front wheel. We continued our journey and after a few miles the front suspension started to spray oil. Luckily we where able to stop safely as both suspension pots came of completely. The bike was repatriated to the BMW rental company in Cape Town and I had to pay over 2000€ for repair.

bmw r1200gsa lc front suspension failure

photos of bmw motorcucles with front suspension failure


We the undersigned, acknowledge that BMW Motorrad has announced a global recall on the 1200 GS motorcycles (2013-217) and demand that this recall is efficiently and widely rolled out in all countries.



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Someone told me today that the bike I got a 1200 Gs 2012 adventure fork was braking by the hundreds in brazil... I'm not sure if this guy was trying to scare me but then I saw this group... do I take my bike to the BMW dealer to get it checked.... ? ... See MoreSee Less

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Is there an update on this recall? Is the fix successful and how well has BMW responded in getting bikes repaired? Have there been more accidents since the recall? ... See MoreSee Less

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We have just had the forks replaced after 5 weeks waiting in Bolivia as part of our 3 year trip, the crew at La Paz BMW were great but BMW wouldnt entertain any coverage of costs as we sat here waiting for our bike to be made safe again so we could continue our journey. Can anyone advise if there should be a rubber boot that covers the fork seal. I cant recall if there was one there previously. It look strange now so we're asking the question; i'll go back to the dealer to check but if anyone can offer any advice it would be appreciated ... See MoreSee Less

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.08 - .12 "try not to use it"
WTF " if you hit another pot hole bring it in for another check"... WOW!!!
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ATTENTION!!! All BMW R1200GS LC riders. We have just returned from our Zim Gravel Travel Tour, 11 bikes started the trip and 10 finished the trip. We nearly lost one of our riders on a 2015 BMW R1200G...

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Special Thanx to Simon Thomas. I couldn't have said it better...
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Just thought I should share this.
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Keep calm and stanch clamp on 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

A few riders have been curious as to what tools are used to install the bushings on bikes effected by the fork stanchion service campaign so I wanted to show everyone. PLEASE do not turn this post int...

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