BMW North America recalled its F650 and 800 GS models for drive-chain problems as well as G 650 X models because the roll gear pin could possibly be defective, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Model year 2008-2009 F 650 GS and F 800 GS motorcycles were manufactured from Sept. 27, 2007-March 30,2009. The drive chains may not have been produced to specification. As a result, over time the drive chain could break, stated the NHTSA. If the broken chain becomes trapped between the rear wheel and the frame, the rear wheel could lock up, potentially resulting in a crash.
The other recalled models, MY 2008 G 650 X US CHALLENGE, G 650 X US COUNTRY 2007-2008 and G 650 X US MOTO 2007, were manufactured from Nov. 29, 2006-May 19, 2008. The models were recalled because over time the roll gear pin’s mounting attachment could break, according to the NHTSA. If that were to occur, it would be possible for fragments of the attachment to become trapped between the drive chain and rear sprocket, causing the rear wheel to lock up, possibly resulting in a crash.