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Old 10-30-2013, 01:26 PM   #1171
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:39 PM   #1172
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You can fix the gas cap problem yourself. You may not want to!
Look for an o-ring that is not quite as fat. My BMW dealer had one on the shelf that fit an older bike, maybe the oil pump seal for a older boxer. Re-assemble the gas cap using the thinner o-ring and the stupid cap will stay together and seal just fine.
My new cap took 4 weeks to arrive from Germany. The old cap with the thin o-ring stayed together the entire 4 weeks. The new cap has stayed together. I think someone at the factory is using the wrong part.
gsrich, Thanks for this info. I was able to go to San Diego BMW where Geoff in parts found the correct o-ring. Seems to work just fine. Seals the cap and tank without putting to much pressure to have it all fall apart. In case anyone needs this fix, here's the p/n 11147722366.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:45 PM   #1173
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BMW is updating the maintenance schedule for the new GSW, as we all know there is no alternator belt change required on this bike but they are going to require replacing the water-pump every 12,000 miles as part of the scheduled maintenance, this is of course, if your water pump lasts that long.
Reminds me of my old KTM 950 Adventure.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:51 PM   #1174
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BMW is updating the maintenance schedule for the new GSW, as we all know there is alternator belt change required on this bike but they are going to require replacing the water-pump every 12,000 miles as part of the scheduled maintenance, this is of course, if your water pump lasts that long.
Reminds me of my old KTM 950 Adventure.
You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding....

Settles it for me..I won't be looking into a GSA any longer...

That's two times a year for me....
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:01 PM   #1175
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You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding....

Settles it for me..I won't be looking into a GSA any longer...

That's two times a year for me....

I'm kidding, but that is what KTM did after discovering the LC8 water pumps crapped out in short order, they turned the pumps into a scheduled maintenance item and required replacement every 10k miles.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:10 PM   #1176
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I'm kidding, but that is what KTM did after discovering the LC8 water pumps crapped out in short order, they turned the pumps into a scheduled maintenance item and required replacement every 10k miles.


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Old 10-30-2013, 02:21 PM   #1177
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Gas cap just fell apart in my hands. You can see where the o-ring that give tension to the cap so it doesn't leak is too thick. How the hell does BMW screw up something so simple as a gas cap

I got mine back together and it seems to be holding. Dealership said it took six weeks to get one in for the last guy, will give me a call.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:36 PM   #1178
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BMW is updating the maintenance schedule for the new GSW, as we all know there is no alternator belt change required on this bike but they are going to require replacing the water-pump every 12,000 miles as part of the scheduled maintenance, this is of course, if your water pump lasts that long.
Reminds me of my old KTM 950 Adventure.


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Old 10-30-2013, 04:40 PM   #1179
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So my GSW went into the dealer after losing power and displaying the check engine icons.

Dealer just called to say Left Throttle Body sensor. After I parked it, started up and all ok and the fault has not repeated for them.

Codes are now reset and the bike is ready to pickup.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:38 PM   #1180
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They started going on about the Canbus system and how I may have contributed to it by splicing in relays for my GPS and splicing into the indicators and brakes for my Admore LED lights on my Givi top box.
I would have asked them right then and there to explain how that could have contributed to the throttle body sensor issue. Sounds like typical dealer/BMW bs, trying to pin a component problem on the owner.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #1181
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BMW is updating the maintenance schedule for the new GSW, as we all know there is no alternator belt change required on this bike but they are going to require replacing the water-pump every 12,000 miles as part of the scheduled maintenance, this is of course, if your water pump lasts that long.
Reminds me of my old KTM 950 Adventure.
Cool, that is easy to remember. Replace the final drive every other water pump change.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:00 PM   #1182
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Cool, that is easy to remember. Replace the final drive every other water pump change.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:06 AM   #1183
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I would have asked them right then and there to explain how that could have contributed to the throttle body sensor issue. Sounds like typical dealer/BMW bs, trying to pin a component problem on the owner.
I agree that sometimes dealers (of any product) do have the tendency to try to pin the owner even for unrelated sh*t. Yet, it is not always the case. Sometimes they are right. We cannot expect to cut wires and re-route things and still keep the warranty intact. Yes that someone installed a new non-approved windscreen cannot be blamed if the rear break fails, but sometimes is not that clear.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:12 AM   #1184
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Cool, that is easy to remember. Replace the final drive every other water pump change.
Nice one.
Now I'll wait for your next supportive to BMW joke for a change (...that will never happen).

In stand-up comedy the comedian hits you right where your soft spot is, in front of everybody. He usually gets this "right" because (a) sooner or later does the same to himself and (b) you actually pay him to do that to you. I don't see this here.

Such cases I will just call "Old Guys in Muppet Show Syndrome". Nobody ever forced them to see the show, yet they did it (just to find faults in it) for some unknown reason.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:19 AM   #1185
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If you read this thread BMW must mean -- Bitch, Moan and Whine .

I've done 18 000K on mine and have enjoyed every single moment on the bike, the clutch reservoir weeps a bit, who cares the dealer will sort it out at the next service.

Ride the bikes, let the service guy's worry about things, all LC Gs's are under warrantee for a long time to come

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