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

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  • YES - 2005 model year

    29 5.45%
  • YES - 2006 model year

    20 3.76%
  • YES - 2007 model year

    62 11.65%
  • YES - 2008 model year

    73 13.72%
  • YES - 2009 model year

    98 18.42%
  • YES - 2010 model year

    40 7.52%
  • YES - 2011 model year (R1200R only I think..)

    17 3.20%
  • YES - Multiple fuel strip failures - please note model/year in a comment

    45 8.46%
  • NO - fuel strip failure. Please note year/model in a comment

    188 35.34%
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Thread: Fuel strip poll

  1. #271
    Registered User jandhumphreyme's Avatar
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    I had first falty strip replaced in October, still going when I put the bike away last week, well it wasnt showing an empty tank, it wasnt anywhere near reading correct level or MTE.
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    A bozo on the bus deilenberger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndrhsr View Post
    had dealer replace strip sept of 2012 today it went bad. any pots on diu if possible?
    The replacement strip is under warranty until 2 years from installation (as is every one replaced.. I'm on #8 as of today..) Have the dealer replace it again. According to my dealer's service adviser - the ones they've replaced since about June of 2013 have had no returns/reruns. They think BMW may have actually fixed the problem. I guess we'll see since #8 was installed today for me (at no charge..)
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  3. #273
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    Don, I think you hold the record for fuel strips.. Crazy.

    I hate to jinx myself but mine is still going just fine... 19K miles. Every time I fill up, I smile from ear to ear when I see the fuel gauge show filled and the miles to empty register correctly. (and of course my odometer is ALWAYS reset at refills!)

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    2011, 30,000 miles, no failures. (Maybe I shouldn't have said that)
    1996 Harley Springer, 2011 R1200RT
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    Knock on Wood

    2008 GS
    72,000 and the original is still working.

  6. #276
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    2013 failure

    Since I have an "early" 2013 R1200R, it has a fuel strip... and it failed at 750 miles. Replacement has been working for the last 1500 or so, though it doesn't come off "full" until 100 miles or so have ticked off the trip meter

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    Still alive and kickin'

    My 07, 73,000 km still has the original strip
    Daniel
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  8. #278
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    No problems yet. Does the 2005 ST have one of the dreaded early fuel strips?
    ~Dan

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    6'th one now

    2009 GS-A

    The sixth strip installed July '13.

    Karl Rosenbaum
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  10. #280
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    05 r1200gs

    So far, 58,000 Kms later, no issues with my 05 r1200gs. Hope I don't get jinxed!!
    Although, like many others, my fuel gauge shows full until half the fuel is burnt, then drops down to half. Although, I reset my odometer at all fill-ups. When the level goes down to 1 gallon or so, it goes on residual mode which indicate how many kilometers left to empty, and I find this very accurate. I would have preferred a fuel gauge like the one I had on my 94 GS. It showed more true from full to half.
    rob.

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    05' r1200rt

    Just after purchase of the bike used in 2009 the strip failed. I was able to obtain a used one via a salvage and installed the unit less recalibration. So far it is still working and the calibration is pretty close as is, so I haven't worried about it.
    Lee
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    Dixie, the land of cotton
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    Now you know how I felt with 16 counterbalance and engine output seal going bad

    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    The replacement strip is under warranty until 2 years from installation (as is every one replaced.. I'm on #8 as of today..) Have the dealer replace it again. According to my dealer's service adviser - the ones they've replaced since about June of 2013 have had no returns/reruns. They think BMW may have actually fixed the problem. I guess we'll see since #8 was installed today for me (at no charge..)
    Of course no one should suggest that the MOA should take a proactive stance concerning yours and the thousands of other failed fuel strips. Just smile and hope that yours does not go bad after the warranty is up and thank BMW for admitting they have a problem with the fuel strips.

  13. #283
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    My 06 R1200RT had no failures. Sold it at 84k miles.
    Nate R
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    2008 r1200r

    Nope, no failure here...but I don't know what the fuel strip actually is...
    "...the burble of my exhaust unwound like a long cord behind me. Soon my speed snapped it, and I heard only the cry of the wind...." Larry of Arubia

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    09 rt 2nd failure

    i informed this thread i had no failures about a year ago. since then, i have had two...one at 31850 and another at 33524. i ask my dealer if this was going to keep happening and he didn't know. both of these were covered by an extended warranty i purchased when i bought the bike. but really, a fix only lasts 1674 miles?

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