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BMW recalls K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL & K 1600 B motorcycles

The bikes could experience damage of transmission parts

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BMW of North America is recalling 4,672 model year 2017-2020 K 1600 GT and model year 2018-2020 K 1600 GTL & K 1600 B motorcycles.

Certain transmission parts may not have been produced to the appropriate hardness level.

This could affect the function of the transmission, possibly causing double engagement of two gears and/or the damage of transmission parts.

Double gear engagement or transmission damage can cause the rear wheel to lock up, affecting the vehicle stability and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift forks, the selector sleeve of 5th/6th gear and the gear wheel of 6th gear free of charge.

The recall was expected to begin October 17, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

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