Welcome to the BMW MCC WA

Rear Brake Disk Carrier Failures

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


  • 22 Aug 2013 22:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Make that three in the club who have encountered this problem, Tom being the latest
    Link  •  Reply

No pictures to show

© BMW Motorcycle Club of Western Australia Inc.
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software