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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-May-2019, 01:32 PM (772)
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Looses spokes 2018 R1200 GS

Finally finished with the spoke problem. Been back to the dealership three times for spoke work.
BMW has sent two new wheels and installation was free.
Now when I am "on the cam" I can concentrate on riding rather then thinking about the wheels coming off.
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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-May-2019, 01:51 PM (785)
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Spoke to the guy running the BMW demos during Daytona Bike Week..says he never heard of the wheel spoke issues..like saying the man never landed on the moon either...
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post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-May-2019, 02:56 PM (831)
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Selective memory isn't unique to BMW employees. When I bought an Africa Twin I questioned the dealer about spoke corrosion and apparently it was unheard of. 12 months later saw my bike in the dealers for wheel rebuilds under warranty for corroded spokes. The problem came to light a few months after the first bikes were released to the public and even after an 'improved' spoke became available the problem persisted to the extent that the eventually Honda did what they should have done all along, began fitting stainless spokes. A head in the sand approach won't make a problem go away, it just makes for unhappy customers.
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