BMW Motorcycles Memories Virtually 49K Motorbikes
BMW memories almost 49 000 motorbikes in the United States of America and the Canada for the reason that the brackets that hold the rear wheel may crack or rear wheel can loosen if screws are too tight.
The recalling covers several models including certain 2005-2010 R1200GS and R1200RT motorcycles, as well as of the 2006-2010 R1200GS adventure and the 2007-2010 R1200R, 2007 R1200S K1200R Sport. Also included are the BMW R1200ST 2005-2007, 2008-2009 HP2 Megamoto, HP2 Enduro 2006, 2008-2010 HP2 Sport and the 2005-2008 K1200S, 2006-2008 K1200R and K1200GT. The recalling also covers the K1300S 2009-2011, 2010-2011 K1300R and K1300GT 2009-2010.
BMW Moto Corp. indicates whether the bolts that hold the rear wheels for a flange are tight, the clamp may crack. If this happens, the bolts can loosen and the wheel may remain unsecured motorcycle.
The problem was discovered after that a 2004 motorcycle that crashed in Spain last August. BMW said the pilot and the passenger were bruised and scraped.
The withdrawal should begin April 21. Dealers will replace the flange in aluminium with steel without charge to owners.
A spokesman said BMW owners should check their rear wheel for cracks near the bolts flanges. If there is none, the bikes are safe to ride until the recall repairs can be made, according to as he said.