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Old 06-17-2015, 09:23 AM
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Re: Rear wheel carrier flange recall.

Guess I should start thinking about it.. I just hit 34K....Runs perfectly...

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Old 06-17-2015, 11:34 AM
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Guess I should start thinking about it.. I just hit 34K....Runs perfectly...

I've changed it in 30.000 Km. (18.000 Mi) service, used plugs seemed almost new . Are iridium spark plugs, with an extreme duration
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Re: Rear wheel carrier flange recall.

When I collect my bike, I'll see if I can get the plugs as well. I'll post pictures if so.
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Re: Rear wheel carrier flange recall.

I completely forgot to ask for amy removed/replaced parts.
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Re: Rear wheel carrier flange recall.

I have a 2009 K1300GT that had the rear hub replaced due to the recall.
After receiving the letter from BMW I decided to go and have a look at the part involved to see if I could detect any visible cracks etc.
On inspection I could see nothing on the hub, but to my horror I notice a large crack on the rear disk brake rotor. On asking if BMW would replace the rotor as this was obviously a metal fatigue issue I was informed NO, But the dealer would support me if I took the matter up with BMW.
This being an Brembo part I started to look for a replacement part, only to find that brembo only sell the front rotors , the rear one must be purchased from BMW at a very unreasonable price tag of 260.
During the hub replacement I instructed the BMW dealer to fit a new rotor as the old one would have to come off anyway and there would be no labour charge.
Since the fitment all has been ok at the rear. Unfortunately last weekend the front wheel bearings collapsed meaning a recovery truck back to the dealer, Front wheel bearing failure at 27200 miles . Moral of the story , Check wheels , tyres and brakes on a regular basis.
I also have a small amount of play appearing on the rear wheel.
Would be obliged on any info on changing the rear wheel bearing.
And I think my next bike will be Japanese, They certainly seem to be far more reliable and far cheaper to run.
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Re: Rear wheel carrier flange recall.

Hi Alan, welcome

Sorry about your problems, are really weird in a 27 K Mi bike.
- Disc: first time I see a cracked disk. I think there are 2 possible reasons, Overheating (panic stop, bad distribution of the linked brakes) , or in some moment has worked without sinterized in pads. Look also here http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=52445&page=3 post #131

- Front bearings: Weird too, as you can search in our tech forum, I this could be broken seals due a bad tyre change. If both seals are Ok, is almost impossible the bearings lose grease (first reason for bearings fail).

Rear disk and front bearing systems are the same in all bikes, could happen in japanese bikes too
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Re: Rear wheel carrier flange recall.

I echo Bernardo's thoughts. I had a front wheel bearing fail on me at about 25K, but it was entirely due to the fact that I snugged the front wheel axle down WAY too tight after a tire change. Care must be taken not to do this. They should last for 100K or more if not over-tightened. As far as your cracked rotor--first time I've ever heard of that happening. My '07 has over 80K on it and the rotors are still very good. My friends C-10 Kawasaki has had two sets of fronts and one rear in the same time frame.****************MdMn*******
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Re: Rear wheel carrier flange recall.

Use the BMW dealer in Glasgow , they changed both tyres last year and carried out the hub recall, actually was not so happy with them and have now put the bike to BMW Edinburgh.
Rear pads were original (Brembo) very little emergency braking . No-one I know has ever seen a disk cracked like this, looks like it started from the hole and worked outwards, would have been a disaster if the disc shattered as I normally am fully loaded with the misses on board
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Re: Rear wheel carrier flange recall.

Hi Alan, firstly welcome, next in over 40 years of riding I have never seen a disc crack like that, I have seen cracked discs but that was back in the bad old days when we drilled our own (before drilled disc days) and if you weren't careful you could overheat that small area near the hole and get cracks, also in all my bikes I only ever had one front wheel bearing failure (catastrophic failure - 5 months in a hospital bed) but that was shown to be from over tensioning the axle after a wheel change aaand possibly too many wheel stands. Even on my jap bikes I could get at least 45 to 50,000kms from discs, front and rear wheel bearings were usually checked every tyre change, only ever changed out one set on a CB750F2 at about the 135,000km mark, seems very strange, I'd be haveing serious words with BMW and/or Brembo over the disc, bearing also maybe!
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