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Old 02-17-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Catestrophic Failures????

I've had my 2011 R1200GS for just over a year. Just got a GS-911 and while reading up on it I came upon two potential sources for being stuck in the middle of nowhere. First was a ring antenna and the other was a fuel pump controller. Anyone know which year models these two potential problems affect? Are they that prevalent?
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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I've had my 2011 R1200GS for just over a year. Just got a GS-911 and while reading up on it I came upon two potential sources for being stuck in the middle of nowhere. First was a ring antenna and the other was a fuel pump controller. Anyone know which year models these two potential problems affect? Are they that prevalent?
Lots of thread covering these...SEARCH is your friend.

Fuel pump controller - 9 threads
Ring antenna - 11 threads
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:03 PM   #3
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Lots of thread covering these...SEARCH is your friend.
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But...ONLY if you use your browser, rather than the site's "search".
just search the topic, and add "advrider"
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:28 PM   #4
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None of them apply to the 2011. The design was change from 2008 on and although I would never say never its a rare failure on the newer bikes. The FD on the other hand........
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #5
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None of them apply to the 2011. The design was change from 2008 on and although I would never say never its a rare failure on the newer bikes. The FD on the other hand........
Thanks Marki

Thanks for the replies. Guys I don't make a new topic unless I do a search. Both of these topics have a zillion hits and cover from 1933 Boxers to the present. (just a little hyperbole ) After reading all kinds of fixes on all kinds of GS's, you just start to go cross eyed. Thanks for that suggestion to go off site, I'll try that next time. I pretty much expected the answer I got from Marki
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:11 AM   #6
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The ring failure is not a 2011 isssue, no worry. The fuel pump controller is an ongoing issue due to design flaws, that is to say the controller assembly points forward tipped at an angle that makes it act like a cup. So when it rains the contoller electrical connection is partially submerged and you better hope the seal is intact.

All the GS911 will do here is say " Yer Fucked"
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:03 AM   #7
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But...ONLY if you use your browser, rather than the site's "search".
just search the topic, and add "advrider"
Ditto

I have to use this 'non-ADVrider' as a seach method. For all its wonderful super duper, NASA-approved features, my Droid Razor Max simply will not let me use the website's Search function.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:56 AM   #8
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I've had my 2011 R1200GS for just over a year. Just got a GS-911 and while reading up on it I came upon two potential sources for being stuck in the middle of nowhere. First was a ring antenna and the other was a fuel pump controller. Anyone know which year models these two potential problems affect? Are they that prevalent?
http://burnsmoto.com/bmw-fuel-pump-bypass-cable.php

Instructions for installation in WRITTEN form...wording from Video:
https://skydrive.live.com/#!/view.as...21130&app=Word

If you get one...PRINT these instructions and take with you in your tool tube.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:10 AM   #9
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I've had my 2011 R1200GS for just over a year. Just got a GS-911 and while reading up on it I came upon two potential sources for being stuck in the middle of nowhere.
Only two? You aren't even trying.

































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Old 02-18-2013, 08:21 AM   #10
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Only two? You aren't even trying.

After reading for hours on the FD I was so terrified, I had my wife follow me in the car everywhere I went She got tired of that so I have two SPOT's, in case one fails, an EPIB, and one of my Trax boxes if full of flairs. Sheeee IT!!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:28 AM   #11
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:38 AM   #12
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http://burnsmoto.com/bmw-fuel-pump-bypass-cable.php

Instructions for installation in WRITTEN form...wording from Video:
https://skydrive.live.com/#!/view.as...21130&app=Word

If you get one...PRINT these instructions and take with you in your tool tube.
Thanks for the info. This is one of the things that triggered my submitting the thread. I just wanted to find out if these things had been fixed or were of such a frequent nature I needed to get the cable or a spare ring antenna.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:13 PM   #13
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Hello TH, I wanted a GSA for years, but all of the failure talk and horror stories kept me from commiting. When I finally decided its now or never I got an extended warranty, and even then I expected the worst, I even asked the mechanic on the day I picked it up if I needed to buy some extra oil in case it used too much before the 600 service. He looked at me and said no it wont need any, I have watched the bike like a hawk for loose this leaking that and low oil levels. I am happy to report no problems yet, I expected oil use but as of yet I have not added any, and that has surprised me considering where I ride its never under 80 mph but maybe the last model is the best model. Best wishes. D.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:45 PM   #14
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one of my Trax boxes if full of flairs. Sheeee IT!!!
What kind of flares do you carry?
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:44 PM   #15
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flair

/flɛər/ Show Spelled [flair] Show IPA
noun 1. a natural talent, aptitude, or ability; bent; knack: a flair for rhyming.

2. smartness of style, manner, etc.: Their window display has absolutely no flair at all. Synonyms: chic, dash, panache, verve; oomph, pizazz.

3. keen, intuitive perception or discernment: We want a casting director with a real flair for finding dramatic talent.

4. Hunting. scent; sense of smell.

In light of number 4 maybe he just pee'd a bunch in his pannier...
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