BMW’S quick fix
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.