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. #316
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    2010 R1200RT -- new to me May, 2010, strip just failed a couple of weeks ago with 32K miles on the bike. I haven't arranged for repairs as yet but since I just got the fuel pump recall notice for this bike, I'm hoping they'll take care of both under warranty.

  2. #317
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    I have a 2005 R1200rt, I bought it in 2011 with just under 50000 miles. This week I just passed 64,000 when my fuel strip went out on my trip this past week. I don't know the history of the bike before I bought it, but I thought that at that high a mileage I had a bike with a float instead of a strip since some of the threads I'd read people have had multiple strips replaced in very short periods of time. I called the dealer and they informed me of the 12 year warranty on them. BTW, the dealer did my fuel pump flange in June when I was getting new tires and valve adjustments.
    2005 R1200RT

  3. #318
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    Has anyone successfully had their fuel strip replaced under this new 12-year warranty?
    Nate R
    2013 R1200RT 90th - "Tyr" - 28k - Purchased 12/13/2013 brand new!
    2007 R1200S - "Sexy Beast" - 28k - sold
    2006 R1200RT "Wōden" - 84k - sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by natrab View Post
    Has anyone successfully had their fuel strip replaced under this new 12-year warranty?
    Yes. One last week on an '08 GS
    BMWMotorcycles, fun when they're running...
    My other bike is a BMW.
    Jack Hawley MOA and RA #224, KE9UW ("Chuck")

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    I'm on my third strip on my '09 GSA; I've just gone back to old skool: I rest the trip meter and use that for my gas gauge, assuming 40 mpg. The electronic gauges has been completely worthless and as accurate as watch bought from a back alley vendor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagerat View Post
    I'm on my third strip on my '09 GSA; I've just gone back to old skool: I rest the trip meter and use that for my gas gauge, assuming 40 mpg. The electronic gauges has been completely worthless and as accurate as watch bought from a back alley vendor.
    From now on - they're covered as warranty items. Get it fixed.

    Just a quick word on assuming 40 mpg. Don't.

    My 07 RT has a habit of deciding on its own, just how many miles per gallon it thinks is appropriate for any given day. I've been rewarded with as little as 22 mpg - this on a motorcycle that has returned as much as 50.55 mpg.

    For me - on a motorcycle I can't easily open the filler and actually see how much fuel I have - riding without at least some reasonable reference of what's in the tank is a non-starter. I don't ride in town much and live and ride mostly in the desert southwest. There are a number of areas I routinely ride where it's 100 miles or so between smiling faces - and further between fuels. I do run a 4 gal fuel cell to ride further and know not to pass an open station out here - in hopes one down the road will still be there [which during the IBR - the one that WAS there a year before - was now gone] - but when my fuel display isn't working - I head straight to the dealer for a fix.
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    Interesting about the fuel consumption. I have gotten a consistant 43 MPG on a '12 GS and last summer on the way out to Oregon I filled up at a "no ethanol" pump in Washington on the Columbia River and started to get around 32 MPG for that tank full. I filled up again, this time with 10% ethanol premium, thinking the "no ethanol" was old or rarely used and full of water, and started to get 43 MPG again. So I don't think it is the bike deciding...I think it's some of the gas supplies.
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    Multiple fuel strip failures on 08 R1200GS Adv. I am 2nd owner but maintenance records indicate 3 failures in 55K miles. Latest was March 2014 at 55K miles.

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