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GSA reflector recall fix

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BMW mechanic Shawn Smoak shows you the finished product. A bit more complicated than it needs to be I think but then again, I don't build these great motorcycles.

Lots of talk, skip to 4:00

 

Pat

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dirtrider
BMW mechanic Shawn Smoak shows you the finished product. A bit more complicated than it needs to be I think but then again, I don't build these great motorcycles.

Lots of talk, skip to 4:00

 

Pat

 

Morning Pat

 

Good thing those things are easily removable as they won't last 2 hours on the deep sand & log littered trails we ride.

 

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TEWKS

Yes I would imagine there are going to be plenty of illuminated trails around the globe! :thumbsup: Depending if Mon/Fri possible Starbuck's parking lot or two. :grin:

 

Pat

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mickeym3

It took 6 months for them to come up with this fix? No doubt much of that in the federal government loop but geez.

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KTM Doug

My Vario recall took 5 minutes. Stick-ons. Now if I only could get the fork recall done. :( Tewks, my bike now has Globe Scouts installed. :thumbsup:

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TEWKS
Tewks, my bike now has Globe Scouts installed. :thumbsup:

 

Bet they look great! :thumbsup:

 

Pat

 

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TEWKS

A little more in-depth description of the recall

if interested. Now I tried to be nice in the first post but the end of the install tells me this is completely useless! :dontknow: One stick on reflector for the bag itself would have been sufficient.

 

Pat

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marcopolo
A little more in-depth description of the recall
if interested. Now I tried to be nice in the first post but the end of the install tells me this is completely useless! :dontknow: One stick on reflector for the bag itself would have been sufficient.

 

Pat

Pat, in order to satisfy the regulators, they had to do two things: 1) add a reflector to the side cases. Easy. 2) solve the issue of the current reflectors (each side of the licence plate) being blocked by the rear racks (at certain angles) when the side cases are not mounted.

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TEWKS

Thanks Mark! :wave: Yeah Shawn explained the certain angle part without the bags being attached which IMO is just way over the top. Well, at least I do see their point, but man! :ohboy:

 

Pat

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WBinDE

Why not mount the brackets upside down so they're protected by the frame? They wouldn't interfere with mounting the cases, and if the cases have reflectors on them the underneath ones are unnecessary.

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TEWKS
Why not mount the brackets upside down so they're protected by the frame?

 

My understanding is, if you were a city worker and happen to be climbing out of a manhole at the same exact moment a bag-less GSA was passing by said manhole, there could be tragic consequences.

:grin:

 

Pat

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Chris K
Why not mount the brackets upside down so they're protected by the frame?

 

My understanding is, if you were a city worker and happen to be climbing out of a manhole at the same exact moment a bag-less GSA was passing by said manhole, there could be tragic consequences.

:grin:

 

Pat

 

Finally, someone who understands these regulations!

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TEWKS
Why not mount the brackets upside down so they're protected by the frame?

 

My understanding is, if you were a city worker and happen to be climbing out of a manhole at the same exact moment a bag-less GSA was passing by said manhole, there could be tragic consequences.

:grin:

 

Pat

 

Finally, someone who understands these regulations!

 

;):grin::thumbsup:

 

Pat

 

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