BMW’S quick fix

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The re­call has two po­ten­tial reme­dies: One – if your fork shows ab­so­lutely no signs of any gap hav­ing opened, nor of any re­sul­tant dam­age, then your dealer will fit a re­in­forc­ing col­lar (see right). Two – if there is any ev­i­dence of a gap or dam­age, BMW will re­place the fork with a new one, which has been mod­i­fied, en­sur­ing that the prob­lem can’t re­de­velop.

1. Due to the rub­ber boot cov­er­ing the point where stan­chion meets fork plug, it’s not im­me­di­ately ob­vi­ous if there’s a prob­lem.

3. Use a feeler gauge to check the gap. Here, a fran­chised dealer – Rid­ers BMW – is check­ing that it’s sub 0.2mm, as re­quired.

2. Roll the rub­ber sleeve down, and the join is clearly vis­i­ble. If you can see any hint of leak­ing fork oil, the fork could be dam­aged.

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