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Old 05-22-2015, 11:52 AM   #1
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2014 R1200GS Won't start

Broke down....I picked up a 2014 GSW last fall that was slightly damaged. Headlight, windshield and mounts...front carrier...and instrument cluster....the speedoother and tach work on the cluster but the LCD diaplay ddoesn't.

I have been riding the bike daily for a month and put around 3000kms so far on it with out a hitch....

Today it just winds over and will not start. Yellow warning light comes on and stays on...not flashing....as I cannot see the LCD display I cannot determine any other causes.

It's 700kms to nearest BMW dealership

Any suggestions where I might be able to start troubleshooting? What can I look for...etc....please provide positive comments. ...

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Old 05-22-2015, 12:06 PM   #2
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Get some tools out and do the basics. Air Spark Fuel. Check to see what one you don't have first.

Edit. Check battery voltage and try another battery. Car battery for a test.
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:12 PM   #3
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Get some tools out and do the basics. Air Spark Fuel. Check to see what one you don't have first.

Edit. Check battery voltage and try another battery. Car battery for a test.
Thanks....

Will do...trailering home now as I type....
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:52 AM   #4
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My 2014 had a battery drain. BMW finally tracked it down to a control module and replaced under warrantee. What I discovered is that BMW roadside assistance will transport your bike painlessly to the nearest dealer. You do have to pick it up yourself, though.
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Old 05-23-2015, 09:05 AM   #5
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Since the starter cranks but you have a no-start condition make sure that you can hear the fuel pump prime when you first turn the ignition key to Run, if you don't hear it then let the bike sit for 10 minutes or more and then try again, if still no then you have a problem with the pump or the circuit, if you hear it run then check for spark.
I have seen instances where something like a faulty ignition switch would allow the starter to operate but not energize the ignition system.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:54 PM   #6
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Some good news.. loads of spark.. poured a little gas in cylinders and it started then cut out as gas ran out....so gas is my problem....


What do I do now. ..lol......

I have the digital BMW shop software but no clymer biik. The software onky shiws assembly and disassembley of parts
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:00 AM   #7
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Remove the injector (a single torx bolt holds it in) and crank the bike. It will spray fuel if the fuel system is working.

You will hear a fuel pump whirring when you turn the ignition on after it has been stood for a half hour. No whirr then no pressure then no fuel spray.
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:29 AM   #8
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Thanks NZRalphy ...will do
I removed the tank and fuel pump (2 reasons....first to troubleshoot directly if the pump was working....second...remove the $189 red plastic peice that is supposed to be on the gas cap!)...fuel pump energizes when key depressed. Voltages to pump are good...

Injectors are my next aim of attack!

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Old 05-26-2015, 01:42 AM   #9
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I wonder if the 2014 GS has a fuel filter? .... It could be blocked.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:21 AM   #10
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There is a filter screen in the tank, it would take some doing to clog that.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:38 PM   #11
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Anyone near you with a 911 diagnostic tool to get an error code? With the full pump pumping it may be time to look at the ignition system.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:41 PM   #12
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Anyone near you with a 911 diagnostic tool to get an error code? With the full pump pumping it may be time to look at the ignition system.

He states that he is getting spark and the engine fires when he pours a little gas in the cylinders, he's got a fueling issue.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:41 AM   #13
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Yeah!

Found the problem...got the GS911 Wifi yesterday and confirmed my suspicions...fuel pump faulty. When I removed it it was seized solid...no rotation. I removed the bottom plate, lubed it up and now spins freely...although I am not going to reuse it.

New one at auto store $140 tax in....wow. Worth it for the bike....

Funny how the pump seized on a 1 year old bike. Tank was totally clean inside, screen filter is clean as well. May have sucked water and rusted some components inside.

Any way , should have finished today.

Thanks for all the suggestions on his issue.

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Old 06-11-2015, 06:03 AM   #14
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It happens. BMW put two fuel pumps on my 2012 GSA under warranty. They don't like sitting long without exercise.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:19 PM   #15
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I was talking with a fellow BMW enthuasist today from Germany...he said that it is a common problem with the pumps on the new bikes....nice.
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