BMW recalls 440 bikes worldwide – danger at the rear wheel

BMW Motorrad has started a worldwide recall for various models because some components can accidentally come into contact with the rear wheel. The screw connection of the rocker to the bevel gear can be faulty.

BMW R nineT – (photo by BMW)

BMW is recalling a total of 440 bikes worldwide that were produced between October 31, 2019 and January 30, 2020. The R nineT, R nineT Pure, R nineT Scrambler, R nineT Urban G / S, R 1250 GS, R 1250 GS Adventure, R 1250 RT, R 1250 R, R 1250 RS, K 1600 GT and K 1600 B are affected by the recall. The recall also applies to Germany, where a total of 83 bikes are affected.

Problematic screw connection

The recall campaign had to be started because some components could come into contact with the rear wheel, which could lead to dangerous situations, loss of control and ultimately accidents. BMW reports the following error pattern: “The material of the bearing journal, which connects the swing arm to the angular gear, is not of the correct quality. The necessary yield point is not reached. The error only occurs if the screw connection has been tightened manually in the reworking process.” Due to the error, the bearing pin can tear, which can loosen the screw connection of the rocker to the bevel gear. This can result in contact with the spokes on the rear wheel. In the worst case, there is a risk of falling. The bearing journal will be replaced on the affected vehicles.

The workshop visit should only take 20 minutes. The recall campaign started in March and, according to BMW, most of the affected vehicles in Germany should already have been treated.

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