BMW Recalls 2008-10 F650 GS & F800 GS

January 4, 2009
JC Hilderbrand
Melody DeKorte
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A recall has been issued by BMW for certain model years of its F650 GS and F800 GS motorcycles manufactured between January 2008 and December 2009. The recall stems from the potential of water to enter the charcoal canister, possibly causing the engine to stall.

We hit an indicated 120 mph before running out of nerve  but the motor still had a little room.
BMW has issued a recall for its popular 2008-2010 F650 GS and F800 GS motorcycles due to the probability of water entering the charcoal canister, which may cause the engine to stall.

The NHTSA report states: “During engine operation, a vacuum is created in order to draw fresh air into the canister. This air then mixes with the fuel vapors captured by the canister, and is subsequently combusted. Due to the routing of the ventilation hose, water near the end of the hose could be drawn into the charcoal canister. Water could flow into the canister causing a stalling condition increasing the risk of the crash.”

The recall is expected to begin during January 2010 and affects approximately 4,498 units. Dealers will inspect and fix, free of charge, motorcycles affected by the recall. Owners can contact BMW directly at 1-201-307-4000 or may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9152), or visit:

View the original NHTSA Recall notice at: 2008-2010 BMW F650 GS and F800 GS Recall.

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