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    Quote Originally Posted by Motogp View Post
    BMW should provide the additive or a allowance for this product until they come up with a cure? I used to run a fuel additive/ octane boost in racing boats and the expense of this additive was a substantial amount of money over the course of time. Perhaps if BMW had to shoulder this cost, they would come up with a solution a bit sooner??? Something to think about considering they appear to be burdoning the purchaser of thier bikes with this expense.
    Every state has its own version of lemon law. In Texas the manufacturer and dealer are required to fix the defect, not treat the symptom. You are under no obligation to buy gas treatment to qualify for redress.

    I think its time BMW took a good look at quality control. Or perhaps, they should do a little more testing before putting a new product on the road.

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    My dealer did supply the fuel additive as part of the warranty work to clean and adjust the throttle bodies...They didn't supply BMW-sourced fuel additive, saying they had not received it yet. Rather, they supplied "StarTron" which is evidently in common use in the marine industry to combat the same issue. So far its worked great. I just put it in 1 oz. bottles and carry a couple with me so when I do a full fill-up, I add a bottle of additive. No fuss, no muss...

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    engine shut down

    I bought my 09 K1300S in April and had this engine shut off happen to me the day I rode it home from the dealer at one mile away and again at home 22 miles from the dealer. I thought maybe it was just me getting used to the feel of the clutch. I have noticed that it happens more when going from mid to high RPM's to 0, (also this happens to me more in colder weather) I have since learned to use slight engine breaking when when down shifting at least from in a traffic situation to avoid any safety issues. Good to hear I'm not the only one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxhemi View Post
    I bought my 09 K1300S in April and had this engine shut off happen to me the day I rode it home from the dealer at one mile away and again at home 22 miles from the dealer. I thought maybe it was just me getting used to the feel of the clutch. I have noticed that it happens more when going from mid to high RPM's to 0, (also this happens to me more in colder weather) I have since learned to use slight engine breaking when when down shifting at least from in a traffic situation to avoid any safety issues. Good to hear I'm not the only one!
    First of all welcome to the forum!

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    BMW recall

    Sorry to hear yet another victim of the suspicious engine shut down issue. I find it hard to believe that when the dealerships are putting the bikes together and giving them a shakedown run that they arent having any issues.

    Perhaps they are experiencing problems but they dont want to have service bays filled with unfixed 2009 1300's?

    BMW should put a hold on selling any 13's until this issue is corrected. Someone is going to get injured dealing with this issue.

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    1st BMW and it stalls on every ride now

    I bought my 1st ever BMW this summer (K 1300 GT) and it is stalling on every ride now. Everyone's inputs on this forum have really helped me understand the severity of the issue. I got my bike in July and in August the dealer told me that bad gas was causing the problem. "Try some other gas and let us know." I now realize they just pushed me off. I called last week after the bike stalled 4 times on a 350 mile ride with 2 of the stalls being in places I really did not want to be restarting the engine (safety issue if you ask me). It's bad enough having to worry about all the distracted drivers on the road but now I have to add to this the fact that I can't trust my bike to keep running. For $22k, this is way out of line. I'm following the advice here and calling in the Lemon Law process tomorrow to BMW NA. A motorcycle that randomly stalls when you pull in the clutch is a lemon if you ask me (and a real safety hazard). I wonder if the "just try some different gas" counts as the 1st repair attempt. I'm getting the throttle body cleaned on the 28th so maybe that can be the 2nd. The problem here for BMW is that poor reliability will destroy their premium pricing capability and they will soon have to lower their prices to compensate for the transition risk. Fooled me once, shame on you BMW. Fool me twice, shame on me. Good luck to all the other riders inflected with this design flaw. Keep your right thumb on the little red rocker switch when you pull the clutch. 

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    Take the bike back to them and let them try some different gas. By now BMW is fully aware of this problem, they are just trying to buy time by telling people to buy different gas or get thier throttle bodies cleaned. I have driven vehicles, both cars and bikes to over 100K miles without cleaning the throttle bodies and never had issues. This is rediculas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motogp View Post
    Take the bike back to them and let them try some different gas. By now BMW is fully aware of this problem, they are just trying to buy time by telling people to buy different gas or get thier throttle bodies cleaned. I have driven vehicles, both cars and bikes to over 100K miles without cleaning the throttle bodies and never had issues. This is rediculas.
    +1... These bike are not running on primitive fuels and old drippy carburetors that should need constant adjustment. I feel that BMW has been very responsive to my Lemon Law claim.. so far. They are supposed to get back to me on Fri or early next week with their first proposal for a solution on my bike.

    I feel that if pressure is applied to BMW NA and reports of the stalls are made to NHTSA there will be enough internal and external pressure to get this dangerous problem addressed.

    And for the record, I'm not a malcontent that has an axe to grind with BMW. I love the company and it's products. I currently own three of their cars and am on my third motorcycle. I want them to successfully solve a serious problem.

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    I agree. They have shown initial responsiveness to the problem by issuing the interim fix. That means they have recognized the problem and have officially committed to fixing it. I've had one warranty appointment on the stalling and now with another 2k miles on the bike, the stalling is starting to reappear. I'm keeping careful records so I can go through the FL Lemon Law process, if necessary. I hope not, as I love the bike and also would like to see BMW permanently resolve the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwestly View Post
    My dealer did supply the fuel additive as part of the warranty work to clean and adjust the throttle bodies...They didn't supply BMW-sourced fuel additive, saying they had not received it yet. Rather, they supplied "StarTron" which is evidently in common use in the marine industry to combat the same issue. So far its worked great. I just put it in 1 oz. bottles and carry a couple with me so when I do a full fill-up, I add a bottle of additive. No fuss, no muss...
    Volvo had this problem with their gas marine engines back in '04. Eventually, IIRC, they remapped the computer. One of my inexperienced customers hit four boats while trying to dock his new 36 footer when the port engine kept shutting down. I hope we don't start hearing about riders being killed or injured because of this problem.

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    I think this is everyones fear Tom. I had problems with a 2005 K1200S that BMW couldnt fix which forced me to sell the bike and take a bath on it. I do like thier other products and hope to God that they provide a solution fast however between the unresolved K1200S problems I had, the reacurring rear drive failures and now this, I am starting to loose faith in thier motorcycle product line. Thier cars on the other hand have provided me many years of non-irritating enjoyable miles and will continue to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwestly View Post
    I agree. They have shown initial responsiveness to the problem by issuing the interim fix. That means they have recognized the problem and have officially committed to fixing it. I've had one warranty appointment on the stalling and now with another 2k miles on the bike, the stalling is starting to reappear. I'm keeping careful records so I can go through the FL Lemon Law process, if necessary. I hope not, as I love the bike and also would like to see BMW permanently resolve the issue.
    There's a little bit more out on this issue at the dealers. If it still stalls or reappears, take it in again. I don't think it is the ultimate fix, but a bit more to look at besides throttle body residue.
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    There's more out now for the stalling issue. Check with your dealer if you have any problems.
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    Thumbs up K1300 Recall

    BMW K1300 GT ÔÇô K1300 S Handlebar Switch Recal

    BMW has issued a recall for 2009 BMW K1300 GT and K1300 S motorcycles for a problem with handlebar switches. Please read the details below.

    Manufacturer: BMW of North America
    Model Year: 2009
    Models affected: K1300 GT, K1300 S
    NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V384000
    Problem: BMW is recalling certain model year 2009 motorcycles. The switches on the handlebars for both the direction indicator and the emergency engine off/engine-start functions may fail. In such a case, the directional indicator and/or the emergency engine-off/start functions would be rendered inoperative. In some cases, engine stalling could also result increasing the risk of a crash.

    Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect and replace the necessary components free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

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    The switches may have contributed to the engine dying...actually may have confused the issue mostly.
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