Guessing by now most folks have heard something about this. If not, it seems there have been several instances of stanchions separating from the triple clamp/s at speed. I've only read of this happening to LC models.
Has anyone heard of this happening in pre LC models, like 2010s?
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Greg www.odi.nhtsa.dot.gov https://xladv.com/topic/1060-gsgsa-f...hion-problems/
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There is getting to be alot of people having this problem. I suspect there will be more as awareness arises. There is a Facebook group for this if anybody is interested. https://www.facebook.com/GS1200ForkIssue/ I want to attach the bmw tech bulletin but the file is too large (621 kb) How would I attach this?
I have been reading the threads on AdvRider on the problem. Not sure how many are really having the problems. The trend seems to be those who mainly ride offroad and the main ones having the failure, however, there was one who claimed to have hit a pothole. It also seems that BMW is not warranting the claims, especially if there are handle bar riser involved. Again, I have no experience personally, nor have I seen one, or known someone who had the problem.
With that said, it did concern me enough to order a farkle made by Brian Tome. They are clamps that hold the upper tube to keep this from happening. They were $147.00 a set. BTCycleLLC@gmail.com is his email address. You can also do a search on AdvRider. Brian is Britome on AdvRider.
"Both Inner Fork Tube broken at first day of ride @ 150 mille of use" is one of the threads I was reading.