BMW of North America, LLC is recalling 1,980 units of its 2007-2008 F800S and F800ST motorcycles for a faulty fuel delivery system.
BMW says, 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.
BMW asks dealers to reroute the fuel tank breather hose. Registered owners are to be notified by mail.