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I WORK AT A BMW MOTORRAD DEALERSHIP. R1250 bikes are leaking at the front caliper out of the crate! Initially a few came in with brake fluid covering wheel, tire, fork (requiring these parts replaced due to bleaching) after 3 we inspected ALL the R 1250 motorcycles for sale and 95% of the calipers leaked to varying degrees! Many were minor and a flashlight was needed to look at the caliper inside, but there would be a wet piston on almost EVERY SINGLE BIKE! BMW IS AWARE! No stop sale has been issued yet! CALIPERS ARE BACK ORDERED!
THIS IS A SAFETY CONCERN! Check your front calipers for leaking! If it is bad it will stain the lower part of the fork! If it is really bad it will get on the front wheel and tire causing discoloration! Black wheels most obvious in sunlight!

PLEASE CHECK YOUR BRAKES!!!

If you buy a 1250 GS/GSA R/RT please inspect the front calipers! If no leak is detected look inside with a flashlight to see if a leak is beginning. The pistons of the caliper should Not be visibly wet. If they are you have the start of a leak.
 

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Thanks for the heads up!!!!!!!

I'm a Beemer guy and have had 5 of them but left the brand due to BMW's lack of quality control in fixing final drive failures and blaming it on the owners:surprise:

I never had a problem but on the BMW forum's, people were upset and some even carried a new or rebuilt 'PUMPKIN' with them on their cross country tours. They are very easy to change out.:surprise:

I love the R1250 myself.:kiss:

Sam:nerd:
 

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We rode out to the local BMW dealer in the San Antonio area just to check things out. Asked about leaking front calipers while I was there. The dealer said they just got an e-mail from BMW about the issue today. He said the GS, RT, and RS were the only bikes impacted. Could be a recall situation.

I still took a look at the caliper on my wife's BMW before we went for our ride!
 

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I WORK AT A BMW MOTORRAD DEALERSHIP. R1250 bikes are leaking at the front caliper out of the crate! Initially a few came in with brake fluid covering wheel, tire, fork (requiring these parts replaced due to bleaching) after 3 we inspected ALL the R 1250 motorcycles for sale and 95% of the calipers leaked to varying degrees! Many were minor and a flashlight was needed to look at the caliper inside, but there would be a wet piston on almost EVERY SINGLE BIKE! BMW IS AWARE! No stop sale has been issued yet! CALIPERS ARE BACK ORDERED!
THIS IS A SAFETY CONCERN! Check your front calipers for leaking! If it is bad it will stain the lower part of the fork! If it is really bad it will get on the front wheel and tire causing discoloration! Black wheels most obvious in sunlight!

PLEASE CHECK YOUR BRAKES!!!

If you buy a 1250 GS/GSA R/RT please inspect the front calipers! If no leak is detected look inside with a flashlight to see if a leak is beginning. The pistons of the caliper should Not be visibly wet. If they are you have the start of a leak.
I have this issue. It's been over a month now since the dealer inspected it. Says parts are on order. No lead time.
Any idea how long it will take to get replacement calipers? This is also happening in Canada as well as the States.
3rd issue with bike in under 2k miles :(
 

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I have this issue. It's been over a month now since the dealer inspected it. Says parts are on order. No lead time.
Any idea how long it will take to get replacement calipers? This is also happening in Canada as well as the States.
3rd issue with bike in under 2k miles :(
Blimey

I take it this is probably something to do with BMW changing the brand of calipers or do you think its a fitting issue at the factory!

I am looking at getting a new R1250GSA for 2020 currently have a 2017 R1200GSA just out of interest what was the other issues with your bike?

Cheers

David
 

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I WORK AT A BMW MOTORRAD DEALERSHIP. R1250 bikes are leaking at the front caliper out of the crate! Initially a few came in with brake fluid covering wheel, tire, fork (requiring these parts replaced due to bleaching) after 3 we inspected ALL the R 1250 motorcycles for sale and 95% of the calipers leaked to varying degrees! Many were minor and a flashlight was needed to look at the caliper inside, but there would be a wet piston on almost EVERY SINGLE BIKE! BMW IS AWARE! No stop sale has been issued yet! CALIPERS ARE BACK ORDERED!
THIS IS A SAFETY CONCERN! Check your front calipers for leaking! If it is bad it will stain the lower part of the fork! If it is really bad it will get on the front wheel and tire causing discoloration! Black wheels most obvious in sunlight!

PLEASE CHECK YOUR BRAKES!!!

If you buy a 1250 GS/GSA R/RT please inspect the front calipers! If no leak is detected look inside with a flashlight to see if a leak is beginning. The pistons of the caliper should Not be visibly wet. If they are you have the start of a leak.
The above was posted a year ago. I just purchased a 2020 BMW R1250GS/Adventure. At the first service, the tech finds issues with my front calipers. He says that they are leaking, and that I need to bring the bike back this week for service, and that they will need to order ”parts”, which they hope will come in within the week. I am skeptical of BMW now.
 

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The above was posted a year ago. I just purchased a 2020 BMW R1250GS/Adventure. At the first service, the tech finds issues with my front calipers. He says that they are leaking, and that I need to bring the bike back this week for service, and that they will need to order ”parts”, which they hope will come in within the week. I am skeptical of BMW now.
Looks like this is a recall, beginning October 6th, or shortly thereafter.
SkywagonJim
 

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Just a comment....
Back in the 60s and 70s, I just LOVED BMW bikes.
Had four of 'em. Still have one. I never had ANY problems
with them. They were known to run forever.
But from what I've been reading lately, I wouldn't own a newer one.
Good luck getting yours fixed, Jim.

(and from your screen name, I'm guessing that you are a pilot with
a Cessna Skywagon. You'll find a few of us on here are pilots too.)
 

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Big Money Wasted on a motorcycle that has leaky calipers and it's been a known issue for over a year... These guys are supposed to be top quality in cars and bikes. Just sayin.
 

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Big Money Wasted on a motorcycle that has leaky calipers and it's been a known issue for over a year... These guys are supposed to be top quality in cars and bikes. Just sayin.
I don’t know what happened to BMW but remember, are they socialist in Germany? That might explain where their pride in quality went. Just sayin. :rolleyes:
 
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