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duct tape 12-08-2012 11:53 AM

New GSA important back-up items
 
Having read multiple threads on whats been breaking on older GS/GSA bike, and potentially getting a new 2013 GSA- what extra OEM BMW parts do I still need to keep in my panniers for long trips?

1. Fuel pump controller - it's not clear to me that this is fixed with the new recall item.
2. EWS - ditto the ring antenna

Other?

marty hill 12-08-2012 02:39 PM

I carry a couple of spare headlight bulbs. That's all I've needed in 240k miles in 20 countries on 12GS's. Doubt that anyone can guess what is going to break. You will end up carrying 40+ pounds of dead weight. Save your money for petrol.

Iron Rey 12-08-2012 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by marty hill (Post 20206435)
I carry a couple of spare headlight bulbs. That's all I've needed in 240k miles in 20 countries on 12GS's. Doubt that anyone can guess what is going to break. You will end up carrying 40+ pounds of dead weight. Save your money for petrol.

What he said...

going south 12-08-2012 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Iron Rey (Post 20206521)
What he said...

+2 Headlight bulbs....

LaurelPerryOnLand 12-08-2012 03:52 PM

"100 THREADS"
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736

20. WHAT SPARES SHOULD I CARRY?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316464

duct tape 12-08-2012 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LaurelPerryOnLand (Post 20206910)

Thx but I guess that's my question. Most of that info, and lots of other posts on FPC & EWS are from a few years ago. I was asking if these are still ongoing problems or resolved.

jdub 12-09-2012 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by duct tape (Post 20208569)
Thx but I guess that's my question. Most of that info, and lots of other posts on FPC & EWS are from a few years ago. I was asking if these are still ongoing problems or resolved.

My bike's EWS ring was replaced at 8k miles and the FPC recall was done at 59k miles (no problems with the FPC before the recall). Over 113k miles now and no problems with either of these things so they seem to be resolved on my bike.

And I agree with Marty Hill's reply, except once I switched to HIDs I don't even burn out headlight bulbs anymore.


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