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  1. WOW And I was upset about replacing eight fuel...

    WOW
    And I was upset about replacing eight fuel strips on our 1200 R
    At least I could still ride it
    Just when I was going to jump back in.
    Why do you feel like you are BMW's crash test dummies...
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    travel

    Thanks been out of town a few weeks.
    He intends to start at Perth and travel east, solo rider with back country dual sport riding experience, camping and Hostels preferred
    May look at purchase and...
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    GS 1200 travel across southern Australia

    My son is planning to tour across southern Australia and we would appreciate any advice from some of you that have done this.
    Did not find a forum for world travels so I thought I would start here;...
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    Sticky: Poll: your catching up

    Don
    Sorry to hear the bad news.
    I am hopeful that one day we will all be writing to express our relief that we never have to replace another failed strip.I am sure a fix is on the way.
    Happy...
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    fuel strip

    You should call the dealer and give them the serial#, they can look up to see how many times the strip has been replaced and if it has been less than two years it is still under warranty.
    Good luck...
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    BMW paid for # 8

    The service manager sent a request for BMW to pay for the strip and the local rep approved it.
    Had it replaced yesterday covered under warranty.
    Thanks Wayne, service manager at Northern Colorado...
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    Sticky: Poll: Does BMW NA have this info???

    Just wondering if anyone at BMW Motorad USA has this information?
    It may produce some results if they had all the links from failed fuel strips to review and bring them up to speed.
    How do you do...
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    Bmw says no

    Kevin
    If it weren't so frustrating it would be comical.

    Took it to the dealer after contacting BMW motorad USA for a diagnostic to confirm it was a bad fuel strip.

    When I contacted Customer...
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    Did not want to be a record holder

    I just wish BMW would recognize this issue and come up with a working fuel gauge of any kind.
    The trouble in doing nothing is that you have that stupid low fuel light on all the time.
    Go back to...
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    Sticky: Poll: I have often wondered if during the installation...

    I have often wondered if during the installation a not so careful technician could unknowingly damage the strip causing a premature failure.?

    However there were two times that the strip failed...
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    Sticky: Poll: Engine cut out

    I agree that there should be no connection it is just weird that the fuel strip failed at the exact same time.
    We have owned more hex heads,cam heads, oil heads, airheads than the law should allow...
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    Thanks forgot to add that in the title

    We also have learned to rely on mileage and not the gauge, as you know they have either failed or they are about to.
    This one was just weird how it caused the engine to cut out.
    The dealer has had...
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    number 8 fuel strip failed - '08 R1200R

    Number eight
    I have already listed two bikes with multiple fuel strip failures,here is another one.
    We have had this 2008 R1200R for a few years and up until two and one half years ago we have...
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    Sticky: Poll: Here we go again number 8

    Number eight
    I have already listed two bikes with multiple fuel strip failures,here is another one.
    We have had this 2008 R1200R for a few years and up until two and one half years ago we have...
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    Wait and See

    Plus one on that, tired of being a BMW crash test Dummy.

    I also have the 2012 Rally and quite like it, most issues with the old GS sorted out by now just got back from a 5,000 mile trip and love...
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    dimples

    I agree with you on the dimples they to my knowledge are the same on what ever ring and pinion you have.
    But with BMW German engineering I have been proven wrong before.
    Did not intend to state...
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    stutterrrrrrr

    even if the filters look shiny on the outside they may well be plugged
    try blowing them out or replace them from any auto supply store around the corner
    look in the tank and you may find gunk in...
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    ABS trouble

    If you are having trouble with the ABS after changing gear ratios in the final drive then you have something wrong with the ABS
    The ABS sensor reads the wheel speed are the lack of to determine if...
  19. Canister code

    I normally tape the connector up so no water or dirt can get at it and strap it out of the way and leave on. It has not been a issue on the past five bikes that I have removed the canister from.
    ...
  20. Ignore it at your own PERIL

    The Charcoal Canister Police will detect the fault code when they pass you on the highway or from the DRONE that is flying overhead as we speak and take your Birthday AWAY .
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    Nice looking bike. I see you have the touratech...

    Nice looking bike.
    I see you have the touratech light gaurd with the removable lense, does this vibrate or shake while riding at night?
    Might need one of those.
    I like the way it looks with the...
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    leaking

    These were the new models that slide forward and rear. They have several penetrations where the brackets bolt through with only steel plates and bolts
    Jesse sent me larger stainless washers to...
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    Jessee

    Ponch
    I would go with Jesse luggage again had the last set not leaked even after trying to seal all the numerous penetration had an 1" of water in them after 4 hrs in the rain.
    First set I had on...
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    Thanks for the response

    Thanks
    I purchased a 2012 1200 gs Rally edition.
    now I need all the kit.
    anyone have a nice used set of adventure cases for sale?

    Dave
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    A new to me 1200 gs rally

    I purchased a clean unit,low mile,one owner 2012 R1200GS RALLY and need all the kit to up fit it.
    I know and will watch the flea market but if you see some one selling adventure cases and such...
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