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Old 09-13-2013, 03:23 PM   #751
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I've got the steering stop issue, this being its welded in the wrong place, its resulted in me having an accident when doing a slow speed left hand u-turn in Europe, the bars came to far inwards that lead to the bike going down and trapping me underneath.

Trapped my foot been sore for several days now, scratched my helmet, scratched rocker cover and crash bar, and made my holiday horrendous.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #752
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This is interesting as I experienced this issue when my bike had about 150 miles on the clock. Almost like an intermittent electric arcing sound which coincided with a slight miss at idle. It has nearly completely gone away now (300 miles on the clock). The dealership (BMW Battersea run directly by BMW UK) had one of their technicians listen and he openly stated that he had no explanation. He also didn't feel it was reason for concern and advised me to wait until the 600 mile service unless it got worse. They have documented it in the vehicle record.

Absolutely no drivability issues, the engine is smooth as silk underway, no hesitations, nothing. Always instant, almost thermonuclear power from this bike.

Further info: it started when I filled with Shell 95 octane. Normally I use BP95 because my F800GS runs beautifully on it but my local BP station's pumps were out of service that day. This tank (of Shell) will be running out soon so it'll be interesting to see if the problem remains when I refill with BP. Wouldn't be the first time - I once filled my 800 with Shell after a 500 mile cross country journey and for that tankful the bike bucked, hesitated, surged and had flat spots in the power delivery through the rev range. Try to avoid Shell unless I have no option, and looks like I may have another reason now.
My dealers chief mech at first said it was nothing but normal. He thinks the cruise control failure and ping are connected somehow. Something to do with the drive by wire system and fuel mapping.
the "ping" did go away temporarily with the initial fuel treatment.

some things to note.
1. the ping showed up around 1800miles
2. the ambient temp outside when riding was 90+
3. the ping has become more noticeable(louder) as the miles rack up.

Due to how long the dealer has had my bike(coming up on a month) and how little headway they have made on the issue, I'm starting to think about giving it back.

Anyone ever had their bike in the shop this long?
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:06 PM   #753
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My dealers chief mech at first said it was nothing but normal. He thinks the cruise control failure and ping are connected somehow. Something to do with the drive by wire system and fuel mapping.
the "ping" did go away temporarily with the initial fuel treatment.

some things to note.
1. the ping showed up around 1800miles
2. the ambient temp outside when riding was 90+
3. the ping has become more noticeable(louder) as the miles rack up.

Due to how long the dealer has had my bike(coming up on a month) and how little headway they have made on the issue, I'm starting to think about giving it back.

Anyone ever had their bike in the shop this long?
Yes, a BMW LT went back to the shop after 1 month of ownership and spent the next 6 weeks there. It didn't bother me at the time because they gave me a similar bike as a loaner. Unfortunately that dealer went tits up a few years ago.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #754
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Yes, a BMW LT went back to the shop after 1 month of ownership and spent the next 6 weeks there. It didn't bother me at the time because they gave me a similar bike as a loaner. Unfortunately that dealer went tits up a few years ago.
No loaner other than a demo F800GS that they will give me for a day.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:56 AM   #755
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The continuing Saga of the steering stop issue

My back is back out of the shop where I had my cruise finally put on. It was missed by the dealer when they ordered the bike. While there they documented the problem and contacted BMW to inform them there really was an issue (I'm sure they can tell exactly who has this issue by looking at serial numbers, BUT...)

BMW is not interested in giving me 'cash back' on the the bike and are apparently seeking a permanent solution. This I have been told. I'll be pushing for some more information over the next week.

Cheers all.
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:35 PM   #756
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I've got the steering stop issue, this being its welded in the wrong place, its resulted in me having an accident when doing a slow speed left hand u-turn in Europe, the bars came to far inwards that lead to the bike going down and trapping me underneath.

Trapped my foot been sore for several days now, scratched my helmet, scratched rocker cover and crash bar, and made my holiday horrendous.
I am sorry to hear about your ordeal. It sounds like you have a very legitimate claim against BMW. Let us know how they resolve things for you. I hope you recover quickly from your injuries.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:06 PM   #757
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Not necessarily a problem...but I'm wondering if someone with a GS-W can walk out in their garage and check the bolt that mounts the top of the shock to the frame. When I look in the recess at the very top of the shock on the right side of the bike...I see the bolt threads going through the frame. There is however, no nut on the end of the bolt. Perhaps it threads in through the frame and should not have a nut on the end but doesn't seem right to me.

I'd appreciate it if someone can confirm what they find. Nut or no nut? Bike has the ESA but doubt that matters. Thanks
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #758
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Not necessarily a problem...but I'm wondering if someone with a GS-W can walk out in their garage and check the bolt that mounts the top of the shock to the frame. When I look in the recess at the very top of the shock on the right side of the bike...I see the bolt threads going through the frame. There is however, no nut on the end of the bolt. Perhaps it threads in through the frame and should not have a nut on the end but doesn't seem right to me.

I'd appreciate it if someone can confirm what they find. Nut or no nut? Bike has the ESA but doubt that matters. Thanks
Front or rear?
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:25 PM   #759
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rear shock, please
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:18 PM   #760
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Not necessarily a problem...but I'm wondering if someone with a GS-W can walk out in their garage and check the bolt that mounts the top of the shock to the frame. When I look in the recess at the very top of the shock on the right side of the bike...I see the bolt threads going through the frame. There is however, no nut on the end of the bolt. Perhaps it threads in through the frame and should not have a nut on the end but doesn't seem right to me.

I'd appreciate it if someone can confirm what they find. Nut or no nut? Bike has the ESA but doubt that matters. Thanks
No nut
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:21 PM   #761
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rear shock, please
No nut there.
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:26 PM   #762
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Thanks guys!!
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:51 PM   #763
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rear shock, please
I see what you are talking about....inside that tubular frame piece. No nut here either and I nudged it a bit just to make sure it wasn't loose and it wasn't. Not the most elegant implementation and I can see why you asked...but damn I'm loving this bike.
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:04 AM   #764
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I see what you are talking about....inside that tubular frame piece. No nut here either and I nudged it a bit just to make sure it wasn't loose and it wasn't. Not the most elegant implementation and I can see why you asked...but damn I'm loving this bike.
I did the same. Nudged it to see if it spun. German Engineering. I too am loving this bike.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:10 AM   #765
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My only gripe is with the speedometer. I need binoculars to see the numbers on it! Luckily the pro computer can be made to show the speed in large digital numbers on the LCD!
I agree, this is total shit. I have the live digial speedo displayed at all times for this reason.
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