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zixxer14


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posted April 16, 2012 08:13 PM        
Come on ya gotta have faith.
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posted April 16, 2012 09:52 PM        
Let their misfortune be your petty (yet satisfying!) entertainment
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MJ


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posted April 16, 2012 10:24 PM        
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No way they'd trust dealerships to check rods bolts, would they? I wouldn't want those half tards opening up my engine!
Oh man if they have the low-tech shop boys trying to do anything to the lower end they're going to create more problems than they solve. If I purchased a new S1000R and they said they couldn't give it to me until the shop tore deep into the motor, I'd get a refund or a lawyer. Once the shop chimps tear deep into your brand new bike it'll never be the same. BMW needs to handle this well or its going to just make the 1000 look even worse. Its like they're TRYING to chase customers away

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posted April 16, 2012 10:30 PM        
I'd say 2011 and 2013 models are looking pretty good
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posted April 17, 2012 11:23 AM        
Tampa dealership hasn't halted sales or recalled any beemers. But folks around here like internet rumors as much as the rest of you =)
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MJ


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posted April 17, 2012 03:19 PM        
Internet rumours are fun, especially when Bikeland breaks the story and it later turns out to be true. Like the ZX10 debacle....who hit that nail on the head
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posted April 17, 2012 06:47 PM        

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posted April 25, 2012 12:46 PM        
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posted April 25, 2012 05:21 PM        
Germans are so fucking arrogant - it's about time they ate some shit. BMW and Mercedes have their share of junk quality product, in fact, probably worse than Japanase built machines I'd dare say...

BMW has had more recalls on their bikes than most other manufacturers...so why do they cost so fucking much more than the Japanse bikes? Are they better because their German? I think not...

I'll take a good ole' reliable cheap Ninja any day of the week over the 1000rr or any other German built overpriced junk.
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SteveWFL


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posted April 25, 2012 05:58 PM        
Again is this thread valid? Sales has "halted" ?
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posted April 25, 2012 07:53 PM        
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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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posted April 25, 2012 08:05 PM        Edited By: SteveWFL on 26 Apr 2012 03:06
Thanks I should've read back.

Great they are fixing them. Kawi has its share of recalls on new model bikes. When the japs step up to the plate maybe they can:

a) come up with a faster and/or better handling litre bike than BMW or aprilia
b) match BMW's 3 year warranty on their litre bike
c) get their market share back from the euro brands that have been stomping their arses

but the japs can't, thats why so many business article about the euro's taking market share.

my next bike is either going to be spaghetti or sourkraut where the value and performance is nowadays.

haters gonna' hate
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FastestBusaAround


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posted April 25, 2012 08:52 PM        
Ya, that Beemer will kill ya with them fucked up connecting rods eh??? Ouch!
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SteveWFL


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posted April 25, 2012 09:12 PM        
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Ya, that Beemer will kill ya with them fucked up connecting rods eh??? Ouch!


Hasn't killed anyone yet. They'll be fixed soon enough anyway, long before Kawi makes a litre bike that keeps up or has a 3 year warranty right
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zixxer14


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posted April 25, 2012 10:29 PM        
Yeah, but who wants to let a shop monkey take apart their engine. Bet '12 's aren't going to resell so well.
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posted April 25, 2012 10:43 PM        
Glad I have an 2011
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posted April 26, 2012 12:32 PM        
It just went up in value
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posted May 02, 2012 07:49 AM        
There's a recall in the UK, just been announced.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/New-bikes/2012/May/may0212BMWRecalls2012S1000RRs/
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posted May 02, 2012 08:43 AM        
Hey - a few weeks late but who's counting?
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posted May 02, 2012 09:24 AM        
New Ducati 1199 Panigale may see more market share
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posted May 13, 2012 10:55 PM        
If only you guys knew the REAL truth behind ALL the problems that ALL the OEMs have during production (or shall I say HALTED production) that the public has NEVER ever heard about.....you might be amazed...or not.
I personally would not want any dealer doing extreme engine work on my machine unless the Tech was a pesonal friend that knows what he or she is doing.

Thread locking agent on the rod bolts??.....sounds like improperly made threads....could come back to bite them in the very near future....locking agent is a bandage.
I have NEVER in my 30 years of building engines used locking agent on a rod bolt or nut....for many engines it was the stretch method.

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posted May 13, 2012 11:18 PM        
Wut?

/applies red loctite to extremelean's rod bolts when he's not looking/

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MJ


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posted May 14, 2012 01:32 AM        
You have a screamer motor that needs to be wound to the tits for power, and it's had camshaft and now rod bolt issues. Talk about the worst of both worlds
Who's honestly going to feel comfortable screaming one around? Not me lol.
Great bike, and its really shaping up nicely in world superbike, but I have to be able to have faith in my ride, and brothers the faith just aint there with the beemer

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posted May 14, 2012 02:37 AM        
Totally agree MJ, I off loaded my 10 plate S thou due to the camshaft and gearbox problems... never had 100% faith in it holding together !
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posted May 14, 2012 09:23 AM        
And BMW took a long over due WSB double in the 1st race and got 1st place in the 2nd race, that is pretty good for a bike that has been recalled because of busted rod bolts.
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