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Old 04-12-2014, 03:14 PM   #1
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My R1100GS doesn't like Spring

I decided that i would go for a ride on my old girl last weekend. crank, crank, crank, crank..... crank, crank, crank, crank..... bad words...

So this weekend, i checked the spark plugs; needed to be replaced. So I did so. Checked to make sure that i had spark..... I do (guess that eliminates the HES). I could smell gas on the plugs, so i think that they must be getting fuel.

replaced about 1/2 the tank with fresh gas... still no love.

Any suggestions?

I have a YB rally in two weeks that I expect to go to.

Oh, btw: i did get a ride in anyway.... my old airhead started up with no problem. And it ran great.
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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Short in kill switch or sidestand switch?
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:48 PM   #3
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If it were the switches, it would not crank at all.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
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Correct. I mistaked my BMW with my Artic Cat.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:11 PM   #5
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Could this be either a fuel pump issue, or an issue with the in tank connections?

Still don't understand why BMW chose this location....
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:49 PM   #6
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Do you hear the fuel pump whir when you first turn on the key to power on?

If not, its the fuel pump.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:41 PM   #7
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Yes I hear the pump. But it's making a squealing sounds that makes me think that the filter is probably clogged

Guess I'll be going into a new part of the beast
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:59 PM   #8
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FWIW, I am having same problem with my 97 R1100RS and it looks to be the fuel pump and filter assembly. In my case, I can't hear the fuel pump but I pulled the assembly out of my tank and the filter is what appears to be the original one based on a video posted by Chris Harris of Affordable Beemers. I am replacing both parts but will not have it back together before Easter. My 97 has 56K miles on it.
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Sounds like you are on the right track. You might want to think about moving the filter out of the tank while you are in there - I did on mine, and it is sooo much easier to deal with. Now I just change the filter every other oil change and it only takes 5 mins.
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