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  • 11 Jul 2013 12:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A number of failures of the rear disk carrier on R1200GS, GSA and HP2 Motorcycles have been reported by club members and mechanics in WA. There is also an extensive thread on Adventure riders that details numerous disk carrier failures worldwide.
    ADV Rider Topic 12GS Disk Flange Cracks

    Another article on the subject is here at Motorcycle Info Pages

    Within our club 2 members (now 3) have recently reported a disk carrier failure, one of them narrowly avoided serious injury when his rear disk broke away from the carrier and locked up the rear wheel.

    One former member has
    noted that he thinks this should be a matter of safety recall from the manufacturer but so far this has not happened. So they have reported the problem to recall Australia but have been told that they need more complaints before they can take action.

    If you ride one of these bikes you are strongly encouraged to check your motorcycle for evidence of cracks in the rear carrier. This is a 10 minute job but requires the removal of the rear wheel. See the posting in the club technical forum on how to do this. If you find a problem
    please take the time to report it with photos to Recall Australia so that we can prompt them to follow this up.

    To contact recall Australia, send and email to

    Below are some pictures showing evidence of the problem. Note later bikes have a steel carrier fitted and may not be subject to this problem. Certainly most problems seem to be on the earlier 04,05 models

  • 03 Jul 2013 08:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The BMW Motorcycle Club of the ACT invites all motorcyclists to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of BMW’s most successful engine variant the R850, R1100, R1150 and R1200 oil heads and Canberra’s 100th birthday at the inaugural Oil Head Rally in the national capital. If you own an early R850, a late model R1200RT or anything in between or would just like to be a part of this milestone in BMW Motorrad’s history – please come along. All riders and bike makes are welcome.

    Read More Here BMWMCCACT 20th Anniversary Oil Head Rally 2013.pdf
  • 05 Jun 2013 17:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    I have just had 2 R80G/S analogue speedo's refurbished by a Perth company  in Canning Vale. They did a complete overhaul replaced worn parts (yes they have a source for instrument parts), calibrated, cleaned and painted the speedo's for me. The cost was $120 per Speedo. They also work on the K instruments and VDO gauges etc. The business is managed by Jeff who I thought provided a friendly and efficient service, see the links page under members links for their contact information
  • 31 May 2013 07:47 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A nice video for GS riders and those who like to travel by bike
    The GS Experience Part 1

  • 29 May 2013 17:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    2 Day courses open to riders of all levels and to be held November 15-16 and 17-18 at Kirrup, south of Perth
    The courses are specifically designed for BMW GS riders of all levels. Some of the skills covered during the two-day courses are:
    • How to lift, balance and manoeuvre a motorcycle in awkward situations;
    • Slow-speed manoeuvring and control;
    • Correct body position/balance;
    • Throttle and clutch control;
    • Cornering;
    • Braking;
    • Ascending and descending hills safely and confidently; and
    • Riding over/around obstacles.
    Cost is $685 on your own bike. Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch are included in the entry fee. Courses are conducted by BMW Motorrad's Authorised Training Partner, Moto Development, an off-road training specialist. Bookings at www.bmwmotorrad.com.au.
  • 28 May 2013 10:03 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BMW motorrad + roland sands: concept 90 motorcycle

    image courtesy BMW group

    In a 90 year celebration of BMW motorrad and 40 years of the BMW R 90 S, the german manufacturer has joined forces with american expert custom bike
    builder and 250GP national champion road racer roland sands to create the 'BMW concept ninety'. presented at the concorso d’eleganza villa d’este 2013
    in lago como, the concept ninety revisits 1973 - a time when the R 90 S one of the fastest production bikes of its day entered production - resurrecting the
    spirit of the emotionally charged superbike with a harmonious unison of man and machine. working back and forth from the BMW design headquarters
    in munich and sands' workshop in long beach california, the collaborative venture brings to life a full-bred runner with a 900 cc air-cooled flat-twin boxer
    engine boasting upwards to 115 horsepower. hand crafted from aluminum, the concept ninety weighs just under 190kg, where the upper ergonomic and
    aerodynamic bodywork is visually separated from the black engine and chassis.

    Watch the Video

  • 13 May 2013 14:27 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Keep this date free and keep an eye on the events calender
    The Annual dinner will be a country event this year, to be held at the Jennacubbine Tavern

    For more details look up the event - Club Dinner in July - Jennacubbine
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