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Old 04-26-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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2012 BMW S1000RR: RECALL

BMW has issued a delivery hold and is recalling 1,414 2012 model year BMW S1000 RR motorcycles to inspect and correct a potential problem with loosening of the connecting rod bolts. As a result of a manufacturing process error, the bolts could loosen and fall out. If this happens, the engine may fail, seize, and/or leak oil. Approximately 900 of the affected motorcycles are still in BMW or dealer inventory and will be inspected and corrected prior to customer delivery. Owners of potentially affected motorcycles will be notified by mail in May advising them to bring their motorcycles to an authorized BMW Motorcycle dealer to have the recall performed. The connecting rod bolts will be replaced and installed with a thread locking agent.

Please contact our Customer Relations team at 1-800-525-7417 if you have additional questions.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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Yeah I have heard of a few of these blowing up already.. Apparently a bad batch of rod bolts during he manufacturing process. Sux since the first year s1000r has a pretty good reliability record.

I'm sure they'll get it ironed out but rumor has it that affected bikes, even new unsold units will be "rebuilt" with updated bolts. Nothing like a $15k sport bike with a rebuilt engine...
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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I like the "may fail, seize and/or leak oil". I got a feeling that if a connecting rod came apart at 10k rpm, all three would happen.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #4
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I like the "may fail, seize and/or leak oil". I got a feeling that if a connecting rod came apart at 10k rpm, all three would happen.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:57 PM   #5
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The leaking oil would be the least of your problems.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:32 PM   #6
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more like leaking bodily fluids, pre during and post....lol
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:53 PM   #7
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just another reason why bikes are superior
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just another reason why bikes are superior
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Oil leak? What oil leak? That's just sweat from all that horsepower.
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