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Old 09-06-2018, 07:49 PM
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Hearing growing complaints of loose spokes with the current generation LC R1200GS/A’s..like (all spokes) loose that may cause a wooble...
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Re: !Loose spokes!

Don’t all spokes need to monitored for loosening up?
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Re: !Loose spokes!

Loose spokes are rare on a BMW. There was a stretch when the 1150's first came out, broken spokes. Not normal. But important to give them the light hammer test once and a while. I have not seen any bikes around here with the problem.
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Re: !Loose spokes!

Appearently there is a service advisement concerning this ..if 7 or more spokes are found loose is to replace the wheel..less than 7 is to hand tighten.
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Re: !Loose spokes!

There has been a problem with the wire wheels on the latest GS/GSA. I have heard that BMW changed supplier and the new supplier wasn't up to it. Net result lots of loose spokes and lots of new wheels supplied.

My GSA which would have been built in June this year has had no such issues so BMW would appear to have fixed the problem.
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Re: !Loose spokes!

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There has been a problem with the wire wheels on the latest GS/GSA. I have heard that BMW changed supplier and the new supplier wasn't up to it. Net result lots of loose spokes and lots of new wheels supplied.

My GSA which would have been built in June this year has had no such issues so BMW would appear to have fixed the problem.
So what is it about the manufacturing process that causes these particular wheels to have loosened spokes?
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So what is it about the manufacturing process that causes these particular wheels to have loosened spokes?

I was told that the hubs were the problem not the rims. But both have to be in sync. The hubs were out of true so there was a problem. I just know that my local dealer has been checking every wire wheeled bike as the come in for service. Mine are fine after 3,400 miles so I hope that continues to be the case.
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Re: !Loose spokes!

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I was told that the hubs were the problem not the rims. But both have to be in sync. The hubs were out of true so there was a problem. I just know that my local dealer has been checking every wire wheeled bike as the come in for service. Mine are fine after 3,400 miles so I hope that continues to be the case.

I have heard another explaination. Unconfirmed, that is.

There was a batch of wheels where the threads on the nuts where oiled, so using Locktight on the Grubscrew did not work as intended, and the adjustment screws in the hub loosend up.
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