It’s official. BMW will check every single R1200GS fork in the world
BMW made an official statement on Friday regarding the fixed fork tubes issue: BMW Motorrad will check all units made between November 2013 and June 2017. That’s, in fact, almost every single liquid-cooled R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure in the world.
The statement was posted on Facebook and comes a week after the dealers got the internal information regarding the service campaign. Here's the message.
"As part of a service campaign, BMW Motorrad is checking the fixed fork tubes of the front forks on motorcycles of the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure models for the production period November 2013 – June 2017.
BMW Motorrad has determined during ongoing field observations that the fixed fork tube of the specified models can suffer preliminary damage due to unusual incidents with momentary high stress without the user noticing the damage, e.g. through changed drivability. Such high stress can be caused e.g. when driving over an obstacle, during a fall or when driving through deep potholes with unvarying speed. Preliminary damage to the front wheel rim is also not unusual in such cases, but need not be necessarily present.
Potential preliminary damage to the fixed fork tube manifests itself through a gap between the pipe and the pressed in top seal plugs. For the check, the rubber grommet mounted in this position must be pushed down.
BMW Motorrad has therefore decided to check the above-mentioned vehicles and repair them if required. The owners of the affected motorcycles will be informed by BMW Motorrad. The service campaign is free of charge for customers.
BMW Motorrad Team"