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Yet more woe for BMW

Discussion in 'BMW' started by Lutin, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Owners of 2014 model R1200RTs with the ESA package are warned by BMW to NOT ride thier bikes, saying there is no guarantee a component in the rear suspension will not fail.

    BMW tells R1200RT owners not to ride bikes.

    Apparently, there is a problem with the plunger rod assembly on the rear suspension.

    Not a vote of confidence in BMW's ESA system at all.
     
  2. hotbulb

    hotbulb Active Member

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    Oooh! That sounds a bit serious .... " with immediate effect all 2014 R1200RTs with Dynamic ESA must not be ridden."
    Will they find similar probs with other ESA-equipped models... and what about other manufacturers bikes with similar "electronic suspension"?
     
  3. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    The fact that it's early june is just insult to injury isn't it? Just the thing to thoroughly ruin any planned & paid for bike trips...

    There are upsides to riding a 22YO bike... :D
     
  4. OhJ

    OhJ Active Member

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    Arn't the active suspension on the new Panzers made by Olins.
     
  5. Boris

    Boris Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    A guy I know who is on holiday is stuck out in Germany just now. He took a call from his dealer and learned the news. So he is stuck with a bike he has been told not to use.

    Not sure what's happening now but I'd be jumping up and down for it to be looked at right away or demanding a replacement bike for my holiday.
     
  6. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Good one on the dealer contacting him.

    Massive publicity, and reputation, cock-up for BMW though.
     
  7. nigelphoto

    nigelphoto New Member

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    Yes, but there must be a few smiley faces in Munich with the 3 TT wins by Michael 'I'm not here to make friends' Dunlop!
     

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