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    2009 R1200GS - So Long Fuel Strip #4

    This one lasted 3 months.

    Tell me all about how that's because of the alcohol in the BP and Shell fuel I've been buying in Ohio. Over the course of 3 months.

    And now I have to figure out when I can carve out a day to get to the dealer which is 120 miles away.

    This sucks.
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    Bummer ! I am on Fuel strip # 2 , which I had to pay for (05 RT with 20K) installed in May and now at 26K , it has been acting a little funny, taking longer to read the level after a fill up. Seems like the new strips are not lasting as long as the old ones


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    I suppose it's better that they last for 3 months instead of 3 years. At least at 3 months they are replaced for free.
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    I just have to add.

    2112 R1200R. 4500 miles and 6 weeks old. Fuel strip still working. It reads full till 1/2 tank, but repeatable and seems to be more accurate towards empty.


    To the original poster, sorry for your loss.

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    Just to add to the body of knowledge, my 2007 GS had ONE strip failure, I think in early '08, repaired under warranty then no further problems up to the bike's demise in 2010.
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    if the fuel strip fails does the low fuel light stay on?

    i'm guessing the fuel strip is just a variable resistor and with a bit of work it could be bypassed with a resistor equal to whatever the resistance is when full. then just fagetaboutit and use the trip odometer
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    That's what I'll do or have done once this finally happens out of warranty. Until then, I'm going to keep having them replace the part in the hope that I'll get lucky and get a good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DROOT153718 View Post
    I just have to add.

    2112 R1200R. 4500 miles and 6 weeks old. Fuel strip still working. It reads full till 1/2 tank, but repeatable and seems to be more accurate towards empty.


    To the original poster, sorry for your loss.

    David
    I believe sir you do not have a fuel strip but a mechanical devise as of 2011.

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    I just lost my sixth fuel strip. Just past two years since the last. BMW has no intention to recall these bikes for a permanent fix. Meanwhile they are collecting about three hundred dollars per fuel strip and making a nice profit on all of us.

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    if so can it be retrofitted to older models?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post
    I believe sir you do not have a fuel strip but a mechanical devise as of 2011.

    Jack
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    Does my 2010 GS have a fuel strip?

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    2010 fuel strip

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackdogGS View Post
    Does my 2010 GS have a fuel strip?
    Yes. Second one just went out at 17,000 miles. First was bad right off the showroom floor in November of 2010.
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post
    I believe sir you do not have a fuel strip but a mechanical devise as of 2011.

    Jack
    parts fiche on 2012 R still shows a strip...the RT's have the float first
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post
    I just lost my sixth fuel strip. Just past two years since the last. BMW has no intention to recall these bikes for a permanent fix. Meanwhile they are collecting about three hundred dollars per fuel strip and making a nice profit on all of us.

    2008 R1200RT

    Jack
    If you think that's bad, try $2,100 for a plastic urea tank for the X5 diesel. Damn thing apparently uses the same strip thing molded into the tank and cannot be replaced by itself. I can live with the check engine light on ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    ntxt
    It might be clearer to most people if you put your question in the body of the posting.

    The answer is no - the float cannot be retrofitted to older models.
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