View Poll Results: Have you had at least ONE fuel strip fail?

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  • YES - 2005 model year

    28 5.35%
  • YES - 2006 model year

    19 3.63%
  • YES - 2007 model year

    61 11.66%
  • YES - 2008 model year

    72 13.77%
  • YES - 2009 model year

    95 18.16%
  • YES - 2010 model year

    40 7.65%
  • YES - 2011 model year (R1200R only I think..)

    17 3.25%
  • YES - Multiple fuel strip failures - please note model/year in a comment

    42 8.03%
  • NO - fuel strip failure. Please note year/model in a comment

    186 35.56%
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  1. #31
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    2012 R1200R mine quit at 1800 miles, fixed at dealer . I always rely on trip meter old habit I suspect.
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    2006 rt

    23,000 miles. Still on original fuel strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    An interesting pattern is starting to emerge. I put this poll up because I can't recall anyone complaining about a fuel strip failure on '05 and '06 bikes.

    So far - with probably about 20 failures reported, there are no failures reported on the '05 and '06 bikes. If this continues and is not a fluke, a comparison to the number of hexheads BMW sold over the different years would be in order, but my initial thought is - something went downhill in the fuel strip manufacturing process around 2007, and it never got any better. Plus - this eliminates the fuel being the problem since all the hexheads are likely to be using about the same fuel supplies, no matter what year they were manufactured.

    I'll be watching the results with great interest.
    Don
    I am with you on this point, having done a great deal of research on this subject I came up with the same result.
    What happened after 2006 and what is different with the strips in 05 &06??
    My 2005 1200GS had no issue with the fuel strip sold it at 28,000 miles and 3 years.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    '05 and '06 bikes without the onboard computer option came with a float. At least the GS came with a float. Perhaps the OBC option wasn't common in those years?

    The complaint from owners with those bikes is more likely to be "my fuel tank reads full until 1/2 tank is gone". When you explain how the sucking jet pump moves gas from one lobe of the fuel tank to another without the need for crossover lines that complaint sometimes goes away.
    Marc,

    Dunno, so I went to RealOEM to find out:

    '04 R1200ST - they only show a fuel strip: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...98&hg=16&fg=14

    '05 R1200S - they show both: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...99&hg=16&fg=14

    '04 R1200RT - they show only the fuel strip: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...99&hg=16&fg=14

    '06 R1200RT - same thing, only the fuel strip: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...98&hg=16&fg=14

    '03 R1200GS - same thing, only a fuel strip: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...98&hg=16&fg=14

    Same on the 06/'06 GS, and the 06/'06 GSA.

    '04 HP2 - used a float, different from the one on the S.. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...97&hg=16&fg=14

    Only one I found (and I didn't look at every one) was the S that used the float assembly or the strip. That's probably a rather small sample since the S is somewhat of a rare bird. And the HP2 - again, a rather rare bird.

    But - in the interest of completeness - people with '05/06 bikes - please let us know if you have the OBC (fuel level display/miles to empty)..
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by davesbmw View Post
    Don
    I am with you on this point, having done a great deal of research on this subject I came up with the same result.
    What happened after 2006 and what is different with the strips in 05 &06??
    My 2005 1200GS had no issue with the fuel strip sold it at 28,000 miles and 3 years.
    Dave
    I see two failures now reported for '05.. some details on what failed/how and if there was any pattern of repeated failures would be good info to have (HINT!)
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel View Post
    I had 3 fuel strips on my '10 RT, but already voted for the '10 model, so I couldn't vote for multiple failures...none, yet, on my '11 RT.
    Actually - you can - I've allowed multiple choices for the poll just for that reason, and that people may have owned multiple bikes in the year range and experienced failure (or not) on one or more bikes.
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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    Update!

    UPDATE: I accidently forgot that the 2012 R1200R still was delivered with a fuel strip. If you have had a failure - please log it under the 2011 model, and make a note in a posting. I'd edit the poll, but I think that clears it of all results.

    I should have realized this since a friend with a 2012 has a bum fuel strip..
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    Snip....

    I should have realized this since a friend with a 2012 has a bum fuel strip..
    I HOPE he is the only one.
    David

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    2009 r1200GS and the fourth one just quit.
    2009 R1200GS

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    No (knock wood) fuel strip failure on my '09 RT.
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    If we can go back and re-vote for multiple fuel strip failures, please provide instructions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    Dunno, so I went to RealOEM to find out:
    ...
    '03 R1200GS - same thing, only a fuel strip: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...98&hg=16&fg=14

    Same on the 06/'06 GS, and the 06/'06 GSA.
    RealOEM says the part number for "Fuel pump unit with lever sensor" on my '05 GS is 16 14 7 684 348. Looking for that part number RealOEM says it was used on the "GS 04" and "GS Adve. 06" models. Looking at 06/'06 GSA. I see a picture of the strip, but the table gives two options: the above part for "On-board computer = No" and a different fuel pump plus the strip sensor for bikes with the OBC.

    The bike gives a countdown to out of gas when you get to approx 1 liter of gas left in the tank with the float/lever sensor, too.

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    R1200RT No fuel strip issues (Yet??)

    2006 R1200RT with no issues with fuel strip so far. Got my fingers crossed.

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    '07 R12R, 35,000 miles on the original strip
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    2009 RT 30K miles, took 2 replacement strips to fix it.

    Bill

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