BMW is recalling 1,980 Model Year 2007-2008 F800 S and F800 ST motorcycles.
Due to the routing of the fuel tank breather hose, pressure equalization inside the fuel tank is possible only to a limited extent. Consequently, at high ambient temperatures, the fuel tank can deform. If this happened at the point where the fuel tank is shaped to provide clearance for the rear wheel, then, in combination with a large payload, the bottom of the tank could rub against the rear wheel.
If this occurred, it is possible that a leak could develop in the tank. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will reroute the fuel tank breather hose.
The recall is expected to begin during July 2008. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-331-1117. 08V-241
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