2011-2013 BMW F700GS and F800GS Recalled for Kickstand Issues
BMW F700GS and F800GS motorcycles manufactured between 2011 and 2013 will be inspected by authorized BMW dealers for a safety issue affecting the side stand sensor.
This sensor trigger a kill switch which shuts down the engine when the kickstand is lowered while a gear is engaged. Now held in place by a circlip, the sensor might come loose and become damaged, thus failing to kill the engine when needed.
Needless to say that a lowered kickstand while riding is a major safety hazard for both rider and other motorists. The dealers will inspect the bikes an install a bolt to prevent the sensor from loosening. We'll be back with news in case the NHTSA detects the same problem with US bikes, too.
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