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    Recall: BMW K1300GT and K1300S 2009-2010

    Report Date : December 12, 2009 at 07:03 AM

    NHTSA Campaign ID number : 09V471000

    Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
    BMW / K1300 GT 2009-2010
    BMW / K1300 S 2009-2010

    Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC

    Mfr's Report Date: DEC 04, 2009

    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V471000

    NHTSA Action Number: PE09052

    Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 2019

    Summary:
    BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 K1300 S AND K1300 GT MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 11, 2008 AND NOVEMBER 19, 2009. POOR FUEL QUALITY MAY LEAD TO SMALL DEPOSITS WITHIN THE THROTTLE BODIES. DURING ENGINE OPERATION IN A LOW RPM RANGE, TYPICALLY NEAR IDLE SPEED (WHEN COMING TO A STOP) AIR FLOW COULD BE SUFFICIENTLY RESTRICTED AND ENGINE STALLING COULD OCCUR.

    Consequence:
    ENGINE STALLING COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

    Remedy:
    BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE MOTORCYCLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-201-307-4000.

    Notes:
    OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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    Thanks Mika - I got a November build so I am in it

    For those who don't know you can find your build date on the throttle side fork , it is located under the oil cooler
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    Thanks

    Mika,
    Thanks for the Official NHTSA posting, and

    Semper Fi,
    Thanks for the location info.
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    Gone: '09 K1300S sold @ 22k mi, '93 K1100RS traded @ 78k mi, '85 K100RS sold @ 44k mi
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    Yes! Thanks for the posting. Mine will be headed to the dealer as well...

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    Really? A 1300 might stall, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuli959 View Post
    what is the fix that prevents this from happening again?
    Update to the software version 14.2 IIRC

    They hook up to the bike via the OBD and upload the new version
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    I don't have stalling issues, mfg in 0709. Can you tell what version of the software you have with out going to the dealer. Does it need to be upgraded to new software if you are not having problems or will they eventually surface. I'm sure I'm the cause when it does stall.

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    I don't know, if you have a GS-911 you may be able to check.

    Regarding your question - my bike is in the recall range - but it really does not stall that much and when it does I have already adjusted my riding style to "catch it"

    My plan is that if the stalling gets worse I will have them load the new software.

    I want to see how the new software affects (hopefully not) the bikes drivability.

    Personally I don't want to trade an issue I can adapt to with something that affects how the bike drives - personal opinion only
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    Based on the reports of others that have had the new software installed, I plan to have it done as soon as I can get it to the dealer. I have only had a few minor issues with the stalling, NOTHING compared to some. However, the reports I have read from folks who had significant issues before and now have the new software is that it significantly improves drivability. Much better launching from a standstill, no effect on fuel economy, better SOTP feel throughout the rev range, and after nearly 2000 miles for one guy, no stalling at all. Several others with lesser mileage since the new software report the same, these are both S and GT guys.
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    Are we sure the version of the software being installed now is in fact the same software that will be used when the recall actually begins in January?...

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    Point Taken

    Guess it is time to talk turkey, I mean, talk to a Dealer Service Rep who is in the know....
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    From speaking to the service manager this weekend I was told it is 14.2; however things change and BMW may modify the software, that being said if they got o say 14.3 (i am making this up); all the changes that made 14.2 for the stalling issues is still there......
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    I'm a long way from the nearest dealer, so...
    If I had one of those diagnostic plug-ins, and
    If there was a cooperative dealer,
    could this software be loaded at home?
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    Also a good point. Currently I'm not experiencing the stalling issue, as the latest updates have been done, and I'm still running the additive as well, per dealer recommendation. The question is whether or not the additive will continue to be recommended after the recall. Even if not, I think I'll throw it in every now and then just to keep things clean...any thoughts on that?

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