Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Brakes are for wimps !

Spare a thought for all those poor city workers,accountants and hairdressers who will have to find other means of transport while their bikes are off the road..............................
Reports are that thousands of BMW motorcycles are being recalled due to a possible brake problem.
The recall, believed to involve around 122,000 machines worldwide, covers various versions of six models.

This includes the R 1200 GS Adventure model, versions of which were ridden by Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor in their 2007 Long Way Down biking adventure.

British owners of the bikes got a letter telling them that vibrations could cause the front brake lines to develop leaks which could allow brake fluid to escape which could lead to a failure of the front brakes.

models involved are the R 1200 GS, the R 1200 R, the R 1200 RT, the R 1200 ST and the K 1200