After many reports and speculation as to how severe this problem is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issue the following Recall:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 25, 2017 - Fork Tube may Detach From Upper Triple Clamp
If the fork tube detaches from the sealing plug, the handling and stability of the motorcycle will be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V438000
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,626
Make Model Model Year(s)
BMW R1200 GS 2014 – 2017
BMW R1200 GS ADVENTURE 2014 – 2017
Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200GS Adventure motorcycles. The motorcycle fixed fork tube may separate from the pressed in seal plug that secures the tube to the upper triple clamp.
Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will add an additional fixed fork tube bush. A fork that is sufficiently damaged will be replaced with a modified new part. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 1, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.