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SourKraut

Just started shopping for a K1600B.  Never owned a BMW before but very impressed with what my research feedback has been so far......until just now....... on Cycle Trader I see a 2018 K1600B with a few thousand miles and warranty about to expire in 2 months.......description says,  " transmission recall completed."  What???   The bike I wanted has a POS transmission?  Can someone please elaborate on what this is about?  

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dirtrider
13 minutes ago, SourKraut said:

Just started shopping for a K1600B.  Never owned a BMW before but very impressed with what my research feedback has been so far......until just now....... on Cycle Trader I see a 2018 K1600B with a few thousand miles and warranty about to expire in 2 months.......description says,  " transmission recall completed."  What???   The bike I wanted has a POS transmission?  Can someone please elaborate on what this is about?  

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2019/10/21/bmw-k-1600-gt-glt-b-motorcycle-recall-transmission-issues/

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MikeB60

Welcome!  

They recalled them from 2016 on can't remember the issue seems like might have been a shift fork issue.  My 2013 wasn't recalled. 

 

Not many K1600 owners over here but this is a much better group.  Head over to K1600fourm.com and you will find a long thread on the issue and plenty of info on the 1600B.

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TEWKS

I think dr’s link may have pointed you to the reason for the recall but if you want to see what’s involved in the job, take a peek at this Video at the 2:13 mark.

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KBMWGT

Heck my GT has been recalled a number of times.:4617:

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lkraus

NHTSA has all the details here: https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2018/BMW/K1600B#recalls. Click the Recall tab, and then Associated Documents. 

Three instances of the transmission locking up, one accident with a minor injury.  Cause was incorrect heat treating of shifter forks by a supplier, which allowed two gears to be engaged at the same time. 

 

If the recall work has been done, you are good to go. 

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spacewrench

Have there been any reports of what happened to the bikes that locked up (other than some crashes)?  I'd guess there's a fair amount of rotating mass when it happens; does it wreck the engine and/or transmission (even if you manage to skid to a stop safely)?

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