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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Buying a recalled 2012 s1000rr ?

I have found a 2012 s1000rr with low mileage, but it was one of the early ones that had the connecting rod bolt recall.

Is it a poor assumption to expect that the dealer tech's have done everything correctly on the rebuild?

What if the cam timing was off a little and the bike is a dog?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 04:13 PM
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Mine is a recall bike and it's a frigging rocket ship. I wouldn't worry about buying a recall VIN#.

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I would buy it without much hesitation, remember, it still has the 3 year / 36k mile warranty.
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If you're getting a really good deal on the price I say go for it. I was lucky enough to get a 2012 that was built post re-call but when I asked the BMW tech about the bikes he had to work on he made it seem like it was a really simple fix and no one should even be worried about it.

On the off chance something does happen, like someone else said you still have the 3 year warranty.
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The lost sleep over the recall was a non event really. Buy it!!!

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I'm not worried about the warranty, i'm more worried about how well it was put back together !

German engineers ..... great !

American bike mechanics in a dealership ..... not so much !

Stripping a motor to tighten con rod bolts, means going deep into the motor.

Lots of room for error!

Bad expereince with American engine builders ...... I spent $60k on my Twin Turbo 800 HP corvette engine with a well respected, top level engine builder, and it screwed up a main bearing after 5k miles ..... and they wont do ANYTHING to help !
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I'm not worried about the warranty, i'm more worried about how well it was put back together !

German engineers ..... great !

American bike mechanics in a dealership ..... not so much !

Stripping a motor to tighten con rod bolts, means going deep into the motor.

Lots of room for error!

Bad expereince with American engine builders ...... I spent $60k on my Twin Turbo 800 HP corvette engine with a well respected, top level engine builder, and it screwed up a main bearing after 5k miles ..... and they wont do ANYTHING to help !
If that's the case then it sounds like no amount of reassuring from us is going to convince you. However, the number of people in the US who have had trouble with recalled bikes is next to zero. The only problems I've heard of had to do with sloppy re-sealing of the oil pan, and still that was a tiny minority. I'd buy that bike with no concerns.
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I'm not worried about the warranty, i'm more worried about how well it was put back together !

German engineers ..... great !

American bike mechanics in a dealership ..... not so much !

Stripping a motor to tighten con rod bolts, means going deep into the motor.

Lots of room for error!

Bad expereince with American engine builders ...... I spent $60k on my Twin Turbo 800 HP corvette engine with a well respected, top level engine builder, and it screwed up a main bearing after 5k miles ..... and they wont do ANYTHING to help !
60k for 800 HP...yikes.
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After doing more research, they pull the motor and flip it upside down, drop the oil pan, and fix the bolts, then reinstall.

I am ok with that.

If they went in thru the top, i would be more uncomfortable!

Plus every used 2012 for sale in this area, has been recalled!
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I wouldn't worry about it mate. You get the extended warranty, if something wasn't done right it would show symptoms. Mine was recalled by BMW Australia, so I was told by the dealer, and it absolutely screams....watch my exhaust video, there's nothing wrong with that motor

EDIT: have done 7000 kms since the recall, hasn't missed a beat and I'm not easy on it either


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