ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > GS Boxers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-09-2013, 03:27 AM   #286
UK Zoltan
n00b
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: UK
Oddometer: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichBMW View Post
How are you getting on with the new, replacement bike?
Will get the bike next week. But the deal is that the dealer will have the bike on trade plate and will run it in for the first 100/200 miles. Any issues, they keep the bike and the deal is off. Simple.

UK Zoltan screwed with this post 07-09-2013 at 04:54 AM
UK Zoltan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 12:31 PM   #287
nwpa
Generally amused
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Along the Great Lakes
Oddometer: 499
Quote:
Originally Posted by oz97tj View Post
My dealer called last week to say my new switch has arrived. I need to get down there this week to have it replaced.
Mine arrived today; need to have it replaced now. Apparently a shipment made the states. Wonder if it's a new design?
nwpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 12:34 PM   #288
EJ_92606
Rider
 
EJ_92606's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Oddometer: 1,767
Quote:
Originally Posted by nwpa View Post
Mine arrived today; need to have it replaced now. Apparently a shipment made the states. Wonder if it's a new design?
I think it's way to soon to see a redesign...unfortunately.
EJ_92606 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 07:05 PM   #289
ironklad
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Herndon, VA
Oddometer: 75
I've been told by my dealer that the switch has been redesigned and none available in the US at the moment. I still need to have them officially inspect mine but he's put one on order as a precaution.
ironklad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 07:06 PM   #290
nwpa
Generally amused
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Along the Great Lakes
Oddometer: 499
Quote:
Originally Posted by ironklad View Post
I've been told by my dealer that the switch has been redesigned and none available in the US at the moment. I still need to have them officially inspect mine but he's put one on order as a precaution.
He may want to order a few...
nwpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 12:00 AM   #291
EJ_92606
Rider
 
EJ_92606's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Oddometer: 1,767
Quote:
Originally Posted by ironklad View Post
I've been told by my dealer that the switch has been redesigned and none available in the US at the moment. I still need to have them officially inspect mine but he's put one on order as a precaution.
Well given that the K16 had the same switches and issues and they installed them on the new GS as well, I think it's a little bit optimistic to think that all of a sudden they have redesigned and manufactured a new switch. Just because BMW has no parts in stock doesn't necessarily mean the part has been redesigned...it more likely just means they've had to replace a lot of broken switches and ran out of inventory. Perhaps your dealer can pull up the parts diagrams in the BMW system and show you the new part?
EJ_92606 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 12:22 AM   #292
NLS
My bike needs washing...
 
NLS's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: GREECE!
Oddometer: 2,874
Quote:
Originally Posted by EJ_92606 View Post
Well given that the K16 had the same switches and issues and they installed them on the new GS as well, I think it's a little bit optimistic to think that all of a sudden they have redesigned and manufactured a new switch. Just because BMW has no parts in stock doesn't necessarily mean the part has been redesigned...it more likely just means they've had to replace a lot of broken switches and ran out of inventory. Perhaps your dealer can pull up the parts diagrams in the BMW system and show you the new part?
Ineed more probable.
__________________
NLS
My Blog
When the going gets tough, the tough get going...
NLS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 12:29 AM   #293
Roadscum
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: SW Florida
Oddometer: 1,650
Quote:
Originally Posted by EJ_92606 View Post
I think it's way to soon to see a redesign...unfortunately.
Yeh, just like the fuel strip issue...... How many years before that got addressed. They still put that sh!t system in the R12R. Before any design change occurs they first need to acknowledge a problem with the existing switch gear. That's not likely to happen for many years.

I hear the engineer that designed the fuel strip was promoted in put in charge of switches gear design!

Regards, Paul
__________________
"One of the things that make motorcycling so great is because it never fails to give you a feeling of freedom and adventure." - Steve McQueen
Roadscum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 02:09 AM   #294
nwpa
Generally amused
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Along the Great Lakes
Oddometer: 499
Quote:
Originally Posted by EJ_92606 View Post
. Perhaps your dealer can pull up the parts diagrams in the BMW system and show you the new part?
It does look like there is a superseded part number fwiw.
nwpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 06:41 AM   #295
smithdt
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Gladstone, QLD, Australia
Oddometer: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by nwpa View Post
It does look like there is a superseded part number fwiw.
Can you advise where your seeing the old and new part numbers?
thanks
smithdt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 06:51 AM   #296
nwpa
Generally amused
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Along the Great Lakes
Oddometer: 499
Quote:
Originally Posted by smithdt View Post
Can you advise where your seeing the old and new part numbers?
thanks
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...1&rnd=04302013
nwpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 07:49 AM   #297
cug
--
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Sunny California
Oddometer: 4,674
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadscum View Post
Yeh, just like the fuel strip issue...... How many years before that got addressed. They still put that sh!t system in the R12R.
They don't. The R1200R doesn't have a fuel strip anymore - since 02/2013. It doesn't have a fuel level display anymore either ... just a warning light when you go on reserve. Same as if you didn't buy the On Board Computer.

And don't get me started on that - it's a completely shitty solution, but unfortunately typical "big corporation thinking".
cug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 08:14 AM   #298
Roadscum
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: SW Florida
Oddometer: 1,650
Quote:
Originally Posted by cug View Post
They don't. The R1200R doesn't have a fuel strip anymore - since 02/2013. It doesn't have a fuel level display anymore either ... just a warning light when you go on reserve. Same as if you didn't buy the On Board Computer.

And don't get me started on that - it's a completely shitty solution, but unfortunately typical "big corporation thinking".
I didn't realize they made that change in 2013. They fixed the problem by removing the fuel indicator. Clever engineering...

There's no reason to believe the "big corporation" is going to do it differently with the switch issue. No wait, they can't simply remove the switch gear can they?

BMW will start paying attention as soon as peeps stop buying the products, until then we're on our own.

I really really want a GS-L but not one that comes with issues designed in.

It's beyond my comprehension way that "big corporation" can't get it right, then won't make it right.
Rant over... Sorry.

Regards, Paul
__________________
"One of the things that make motorcycling so great is because it never fails to give you a feeling of freedom and adventure." - Steve McQueen
Roadscum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 04:15 PM   #299
iride4u
Gnarly Adventurer
 
iride4u's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2013
Location: Loveland, Colorado
Oddometer: 321
While I believe a small number of bike have switch issues, I wonder how many are caused by heavy fisted riders.
I know that I will take flack for this post, but I have been living with the new type of switch for over two years. Yes last year the switches on the GTL started to fail at the end of summer. Both were replaced under warranty with new part numbers.
We here about problems over and over but not about bikes without problems and there are many more of them.
iride4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 04:19 PM   #300
Emoto
Sure, why not?
 
Emoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: SE Mass
Oddometer: 17,883
Quote:
Originally Posted by iride4u View Post
While I believe a small number of bike have switch issues, I wonder how many are caused by heavy fisted riders.
I know that I will take flack for this post, but I have been living with the new type of switch for over two years. Yes last year the switches on the GTL started to fail at the end of summer. Both were replaced under warranty with new part numbers.
We here about problems over and over but not about bikes without problems and there are many more of them.
Are you suggesting that some of the switch cluster failures are operator error?
__________________
Eventual Master of the Obvious
2005 R1200GS | 2013 R1200GSW | SOHC4 208 | DoD 2032 | BMWMOA | BMWRA | YB
Proud walking jingle in the midnight sun.
Smugmug Discount: https://secure.smugmug.com/signup?Coupon=mStnWv71mNkjo
Support .orgs that work to protect your rights: ACLU, NRA, EFF
Emoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014