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Old 03-22-2010, 08:04 PM   #76
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To the moon and back

We can go to the moon and get back safe and sound... But BMW can not figure out a working fuel quantity system? Sorry, but (so far) this is the only flaw on my 2009 R12GS-Adv. Love the bike to death!
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:13 PM   #77
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We can go to the moon and get back safe and sound... But BMW can not figure out a working fuel quantity system? Sorry, but (so far) this is the only flaw on my 2009 R12GS-Adv. Love the bike to death!
Somebody needs to make some kind of sight gauge that is dead simple to install. If we wait on a gigantic company like BMW to do it, it could take a decade.

Kinda like this but a bit more elegant or at least cooler looking and bullet proof.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:09 AM   #78
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:15 PM   #79
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Pissed Extended warranty?

Anyone tried to get a extended warranty for the fuel strip?

Since BMW obviously knows about the problem ,but cant fix it other than replacing the strip to a another one which probably will fail. I think they should extend the warranty until they have a god fix.

My fuel strip will be replaced for the first time next week.
I will be back with the result.

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Old 05-26-2010, 12:48 PM   #80
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Man, you're right on every point for sure. I'll be going into a 2010 GS ADV with my eyes wide open, anyway. No real surprises and no unexpected disappointments!

Naturally, they could end up causing new problems with the essentially bullet-proof basic engine design on these bikes by putting those dual cam heads on it. Seems like Murphy works overtime at Beemerco.

I know it's gonna be a crap shoot but screw it, I'm gettin' one anyway!

You'll love it like the rest of us. No problems on mine since I bought it, well one problem on mine.
It only occurs when the wife is pillion, a high pitched whine from the back seat emanates whenever it gets fun. My quick fix is to tell it to shut up or walk, usually solves it. Well, just makes it go away until we get home, then it's a blown turbine supercharger kinda sound
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:40 PM   #81
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Join the club...

I too have an appointment at Moon Friday to have the fuel gauge fixed...2008 1200 GS Adv. I also hate those yellow freakin triangles!

Nothing like until BMW decides to do the right thing.
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:06 AM   #82
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My '06 GSA fuel gauge was OK.

My '08 GSA was crap. So I started taking it back to the dealer. I don't know how many times I took it back. The strip was probably replaced 3 times and in the end they replaced the computer (I'm told it was a $5K part). The fault was still there.

In the end I bought a '10 GSA and guess what, fuel gauge problem again.

So by my scientific tests, 2/3 of BMWs have faulty fuel gauges!
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:40 AM   #83
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I had mine replaced once already and it acted up again but fixed itself. I have added some techtron to the fuel and we will see what happens. Was told that fuel with high levels of Ethanol contaminate the strip and cause problems
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:47 AM   #84
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Question Ethanol

According to Shell Sweden there is max 5% ethanol in the 95 fuel.
So I don't think ethanol can be the complete answer. I might be that there is more percent ethanol in USA fuel and this gives more problem?
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:05 PM   #85
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In the USA, there's typically "Up to 10%" ethanol across all grades, which has been the norm for several years now. If ethanol turns out to be the cause for these bad fuel readings, it would be totally inexcusable for BMW to have let this issue languish for this long.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:49 PM   #86
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we have 06 gs(s) and one had the strip replaced...didn't fix it so they downloaded "new" software on the computer....seems okay

they both read needing fuel at 190 miles....150 is when the yellow triangle starts screaming


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Old 06-05-2010, 02:33 PM   #87
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Laugh Replaced Sensor Friday...

I have had hopefully my first and last fuel sensor fix...new sensor put in yesterday. Worked great all the way home from the dealer. I have very low expectations...
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:27 AM   #88
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Warranty/Godwill

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Anyone tried to get a extended warranty for the fuel strip?

Since BMW obviously knows about the problem ,but cant fix it other than replacing the strip to a another one which probably will fail. I think they should extend the warranty until they have a god fix.

My fuel strip will be replaced for the first time next week.
I will be back with the result.

See you
/Janne
Ok the strip is replaced, BMW insure me that they continually improve the strip/software and it should be OK now. If not I will get warranty for the first two year and goodwill for another two year. For now i'am ok with this.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:56 PM   #89
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Was there any symptoms leading up to the failure(s)?
Mine acts funky about mid tank, fuel reading drops down to 2 bar w/ only 300km on the trip, but then reads fairly accurate on the high end and low end
Im trying gunk cleaners etc.....I kinda forgot to top up the tank during the off season so IDK if that would be a leading culprit. couple more full tanks and I hope problems disappear.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:37 AM   #90
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You guys are amateurs, mine was "repaired" three times in the first two years before I sold it...
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