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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 15-Apr-2017, 11:32 AM (688) Thread Starter
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Can anyone help me understand what had happened with 2016 GS ADV

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I was driving the other day my R1200GS ADV and hit one small hole on the road. I fell over the bike as it just went down on the road.
The fork was broken... It just fell out at the place it was seamed.
How can this happen? I have only 5000 miles on it. Is it warranty case?
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WOW! Going to be interesting to see what think about this....
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 16-Apr-2017, 02:04 PM (794)
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Known Issue unfortunately - hope you are ok - might be worth filing a complaint with NHTSA

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Yes open a case. This is a known by many but not accepted by BMW issue. Mine also broke and I know of many others. See the already posted thread.
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Can anyone help me understand what had happened with 2016 GS ADV

There's a thread over on ADV Rider about this. One fellow has been turned down on a warranty claim because his machine was equipped with handle bar risers. He said the powers that be saw that as a modification for riding in extreme conditions. I'd darn sure file a warranty claim and a NHTSA report.

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Can anyone help me understand what had happened with 2016 GS ADV

I think we need a bit more information about the circumstances surrounding this alleged incident. I know there was a recall for early 2013 model waterheads in regards this type of fault but this happening when the rider was just riding down the road doesn't quite ring true ... I also noticed all the exif data has been removed from the photos submitted so it is hard to verify when these images were actually created. Maybe if the owner can send us some more detailed images and perhaps a VIN number for the bike it would assist us in helping him/her out ...

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This is a real and increasing problem. I created something for my own piece of mind and a bunch of dudes have jumped on the band wagon. Here is a tutorial...
https://youtu.be/g5iZ7YS1Iu8
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Make sure to file

Again Make sure to file something with https://www.nhtsa.gov/ it only takes about 5 minutes. If NHTSA sees enough they will make the manufacture respond.

I was the one that was not covered under warranty and yes I am pissed about it.

But it is more important that that, I have seen many of these kind of post so it is not just me or you it is many more and I am sure there are even more that are not on forums like this.
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A few days ago, I posted a report on Britome's https://www.r1200gs.info/forum/14-mai...ead-forks.html. They seemed like a cheap insurance policy for my upcoming trip to Alaska in a few weeks.

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